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The sternal brace: a novel osteopathic diagnostic screening tool to rule out cardiac chest pain in the emergency department

Garrett Gianneschi, DO; Sarthak Patel, MD; and Patrick Hinfey, MD
Chest pain is one of the most common emergency medicine complaints in the United States, yet no reliable physical examination finding exists to help differentiate cardiac chest pain (CCP) from noncardiac chest pain (non-CCP). This is a diagnostic accuracy study of the sternal brace, a novel physical examination maneuver to rule out cardiac-related chest pain from non-CCP.
Letters to the Editor

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for the allopathic resident elective: comments on survey selection

William Kyle Copenhaver, BS
Medical Education

Cognitive empathy of osteopathic students: a longitudinal study with data comparisons to the Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy (POMEE)

Bruce W. Newton, PhD; and Zachary T. Vaskalis, PhD
This study aims to measure the changes in student cognitive empathy as they progress through their undergraduate osteopathic medical education. Cognitive empathy scores are compared to the nationwide norms established by the Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy study Hojat et al.

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Constitution

View the proposed amendments to the AOA Constitution & Bylaws that will be discussed during the 2023 AOA House of Delegates meeting taking place July 21- 23, 2023 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile.

Distinguished Service Award Application

We are pleased to announce nominations are being accepted for the AOA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to deserving physicians or lay individuals for outstanding contributions to the understanding and advancement of osteopathic medicine through research, education, financial aid, or other areas that enable the profession to make a greater contribution to public health. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 1. The application can be found here:

Clinical Image

Superficial spreading melanoma within a nevus spilus

A superficial spreading melanoma within a nevus spilus presented on the left lateral arm. The white arrow points to the suspicious lesion within the nevus spilus, which was proven through biopsy to be a superficial spreading melanoma. Read more