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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.

Supine counterstrain technique for rhomboid tender point

Olivia C. Matz, MSA; Hannah C. Gustafson, MSA, MSBS; Lauren E. Hartwell, BS; Laura J. Rudberg-Post, BA; and Adrian L. Woolley, DO
The authors describe a modified supine counterstrain technique for the rhomboid tender point which incorporates both scapular retraction as well as superior, medial rotation of the inferior border of the scapula without abduction, providing a comprehensive treatment to accommodate patients with shoulder movement restrictions.

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:

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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