June 28, 2012:
Are you an osteopathic medical student, intern or resident with a passion for history and a flair for writing? If you are, you'll be interested to know that the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity's eighth annual history essay competition is accepting submissions through Sept. 4, 2012.
2012 History Essay Competition Topics
Participants are asked to focus on one of the five "Core Principles for Teaching the History of Osteopathic Medicine" that have been selected as the focus of this year's competition:
Core principle 5: Early practices of DOs and MDs in treating different illnesses, particularly during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19.
Core principle 8: Osteopathic medical schools and the challenge to raise educational standards.
Core principle 12: The osteopathic hospital system: why it was created and why it's important to osteopathic practice and identity.
Core principle 20: The historical development of the osteopathic medical profession outside the U.S.
For More Information
To learn more about prizes, guidelines and how to submit an essay, consult this month's issue of The DO.