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Number of DOs increased by nearly 40% over 6 years, physician census reports

Thursday, August 3, 2017

From 2010 to 2016, the number of actively licensed DOs in the U.S. increased by nearly 40%, from over 58,000 to over 81,000, reports the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) in its most recent physician census, released last week and published in the Journal of Medical Regulation. Over the same time period, the number … Continued

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‘Expert leader’ and longtime teacher from Texas becomes AOA President

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

When he speaks to osteopathic medical students, Mark A. Baker, DO, likes to quote Timbuk3, the ’80s one-hit wonder who penned “The Future’s So Bright.” “I tell our students that the future of osteopathic medicine is so bright, they need to wear shades,” he says, often playing the song and swapping his horn-rimmed spectacles for … Continued

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JAOA publishes statistics on Osteopathic Board Certification

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The AOA’s Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) continues to see an increase in the number of DOs seeking osteopathic board certification. According to the most recent statistics on osteopathic board certification, published in the April issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), 29,646 DOs held 34,555 active certificates in 2016, an 8.4% increase in … Continued

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Find out if you qualify for licensure through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is now accepting applications from qualified physicians seeking multiple licenses in participating states. So far, 18 states have adopted the Compact, according to the Federation of State Medicine Boards. Legislation in favor of a pathway for license portability has been introduced in at least eight additional states. To learn … Continued

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