Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll visit two more osteopathic medical schools: OU-HCOM and NYCOM.
Among my visits with students so far, one of the most commonly asked questions I’ve been asked is what’s the AOA doing to increase awareness of the profession? In short, we’re doing a lot!
Last month, staff accompanied Stanley E. Grogg, DO, an AOA-board certified pediatrician from Tulsa, Okla., to meetings with the editors of Redbook and Good Housekeeping magazines at their offices in New York City. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss the results of an AOA consumer survey on parents’ attitudes about vaccinations for their teenage children. Dr. Grogg and staff also used this prime opportunity to educate the editors about DOs and osteopathic medicine.
Also last month during OMED, our annual Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition, we pitched topics presented at the meeting. To date, we’ve received coverage from HealthNewsDigest.com, which wrote a piece about recognizing signs of substance abuse in teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ivanhoe Broadcast News, also covered the conference, publishing an article about women’s sexual concerns after menopause. These are just a few examples about our efforts to raise awareness for DOs, and I encourage you to visit Osteopathic.org for the latest coverage of the profession.
What other questions do you have? Leave them for me here, and we can talk about them when I’m on your campuses later this week and next.