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Medical Education

The predictive validity of MCAT scores and undergraduate GPA for COMLEX-USA licensure exam performance of students enrolled in osteopathic medical schools

Kenneth D. Royal, PhD, MSEd; Christian Meyer, BS; Erik Guercio, MA; Mark Speicher, PhD; Joseph Flamini, MBA; Jeanne M. Sandella, DO; Tsung-Hsun Tsai, PhD; and Cynthia A. Searcy, PhD
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive validity of MCAT scores and undergraduate grade point averages in relation to DO student performance on COMLEX-USA licensure examinations.
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Assessing osteoporosis screening compliance in total joint surgery: a retrospective chart review

Samuel Shepard, DO; Ania Bartholomew, DO; David Houserman, DO; H. Brent Bamberger, DO, FAOAO; and Antonio G. Manocchio, DO
This study aimed to assess adherence to osteoporosis screening guidelines among patients aged 65 and older undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty.
Public Health and Primary Care

Feasibility of a cinematic-virtual reality training program about opioid use disorder for osteopathic medical students: a single-arm pre–post study

Dominique Rehl, BS; Mason Mangapora, BS; Matthew Love, MFA; Carrie Love, MFA; Kerri Shaw, MSW; John McCarthy, PhD; and Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD
The aim of this study was to assess changes in stigma toward opioid use disorder (OUD) and empathy before and after an online cinematic virtual reality training program on OUD.

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine Receives an Impact Factor!

The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) recently received an Impact Factor! The JOM’s current Impact Factor is 1.5 and the journal will be included in the “Medicine, General and Internal” category. Read more about this monumental achievement here.

Proposed Amendments to AOA Governance Documents

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Governance Documents, which will be presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on July 19-21, 2024.

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Raynaud’s phenomenon

A woman presented to the allergy and immunology clinic having noted recurrent episodes of pallor in her fingers for the past 5 years. This blanching occurred somewhat symmetrically and circumferentially, and it always began at the tip of the digits. Read more