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AOA House of Delegates News

House Votes in Support of Single GME Accreditation System

July 19, 2014: Delegates representing the nation’s more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students voted today to support a decision by the AOA Board of Trustees to pursue a new, single accreditation system for graduate medical education. READ THE STATEMENT

New Policy Calls for EMR Training for Students

July 20, 2014: A resolution passed this morning calls for osteopathic medical students to practice documenting and writing notes using electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Discussion of the resolution, however, revealed that some EMR systems' infrastructure could make it complicated to grant access to students. READ MORE​

AOA Welcomes Robert S. Juhasz, DO, as 2014-15 President 

July 19, 2014: In his inaugural address, President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, invited colleagues to consider the question, "What is your 'why?,'" both on a personal level and as members of the osteopathic medical profession. President Juhasz also urged increased research publication, calling it "the best awareness campaign we can have." READ MORE

A. T. Still: Physician, Educator, 'Disruptive Innovator'

July 19, 2014: William D. Strampel, DO, urged the delegates to remember Dr. Still's legacy as a changemaker when considering challenges facing the profession during his A. T. Still Memorial Lecture this morning. READ MORE

President Norman E. Vinn, DO, Reflects on Year of Growth

July 18, 2014: In one of his final acts as AOA President, Norman E. Vinn, DO, addressed the House of Delegates on Friday, challenging members of the osteopathic medical profession to embrace the changes ahead with a spirit of optimism. "I call on all of you to embrace change," he said. READ MORE

Executive Director Adrienne White-Faines: 'This is a New Day'

faines-video.jpgJuly 18, 2014: In her remarks to the House of Delegates on Friday morning, AOA Executive Director and CEO Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, shared progress toward the AOA's three-year strategic goals and announced that the association ended the fiscal year with a $1 million surplus. READ MORE

Annual Business Meeting Convenes in Chicago

July 18, 2014: The AOA's Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates kicks off today with more than 500 representatives gathering in Chicago to vote on heath care policies and elect members of the AOA Board of Trustees. READ MORE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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