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The impact of COVID-19 on womxn in science and osteopathic medicine

Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD
In this Editorial, JOM’s Section Editor for Primary Care and Public Health discusses the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on research output, faculty activities, and overall representation in academic medicine.
Medical Education

Examining concurrent validity between COMLEX-USA Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation and COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation

Brandon Craig, PhD; Xiaolin Wang, PhD; Jeanne Sandella, DO; Tsung-Hsun Tsai, PhD; David Kuo, DO; and Charles Finch, DO
The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States of America (COMLEX-USA) is a three level examination used as a pathway to licensure for students in osteopathic medical education programs; COMLEX-USA Level 2 includes a written assessment (Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation [L2-CE]) and separate performance evaluation (Level 2-Performance Evaluation [L2-PE]) administered through live encounters with standardized patients. L2-PE was designed to augment L2-CE. To assess concurrent validity between the two parts, the authors compared first attempt test scores from the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners database for 6,639 candidates who took L2-CE between June 2019 and May 2020 and matched them to the students’ L2-PE scores.

Effect of osteopathic manipulative therapy on pulmonary function testing in children with asthma

LaQuita M. Jones, DO; Christopher Regan, DO; Kimberly Wolf, DO; Jenifer Bryant, DO; Alexander Rakowsky, MD; Melissa Pe, DO; and Dane A. Snyder
The authors compared same day spirometry results in 58 patients aged 7-18 years with asthma who were treated with either rib raising and suboccipital release in addition to standard asthma care, or standard asthma care alone.

JOM Employs Double Blind Peer Review

JOM now utilizes double blind peer review for all manuscript submissions, so that authors and reviewers remain anonymous to one another. This method can reduce bias, and we undertook the change to demonstrate our commitment to the most thorough, fair, equitable, impartial, and timely iteration of peer review possible. Look for our upcoming Editorial in the May issue of JOM to learn more about our entire peer review process!

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine launches inaugural issues

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) – known for 119 years as the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association – published its inaugural issue in January 2021. Learn how the osteopathic medical profession’s journal of record has been refreshed and refocused by reading the introductory Editorial from Dr. Ross Zafonte, JOM’s Editor in Chief; a Q&A with Melissa Schmidt, JOM’s Director; and an announcement from AOA President Dr. Thomas Ely and CEO Dr. Kevin Klauer.