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An analysis of osteopathic medical students applying to surgical residencies following transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system

Tyler K. Williamson, DO; Victor H. Martinez, BS; Desiree E. Ojo, MPH; Christian B. Allen, BS; Roberto Fernandez, BS; Jason Larson, BS; Martin Timoney, PhD; and Julieanne P. Sees, DO, MBA, FAOAO, FAOA, FAAOS
The goal of this study is to analyze the match outcomes and characteristics of osteopathic applicants applying to surgical specialties following the ACGME transition.
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An assessment of surgery core rotation quality at osteopathic medical schools

Taylor Casey, BS; Zachary Brennan, BS; Kenneth Pereira, BS; Grace Young, BS; Sarin N. Paluri, BS; and Craig Gudakunst, DO
The purpose of this study was to assess osteopathic medical student opinions of the quality of their surgical clerkships and to determine if good or poor experiences influenced their decision to continue pursuing surgery.
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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.
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Impact of the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 transition to Pass/Fail on osteopathic medical student stress levels and board preparation

Debra (Anderson) Twardowski, DO; Jennifer Montemayor, PhD; Mark Payton, PhD; and Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS
The objectives of this study are to assess the impact of USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 grade scale transition on medical student stress, wellness, board preparation decisions, and future residency selection processes.
J Osteopath Med; 123(12): 563-569

Key factors for residency interview selection from the National Resident Matching Program: analysis of residency Program Director surveys, 2016–2020

Cooper L. Stone, DO; Godwin Y. Dogbey, PhD; John Falls, BS; and Yen-Ping Kuo, MS, PhD
In this study, the authors aim to synthesize National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) data showing factors that Program Directors reported and rated as important in their decision to select and invite applicants for interview.
J Osteopath Med; 123(11): 523-530

Ultrasound-assisted bony landmark palpation in untrained palpators

Jared W. Nichols, DO; Cindy Schmidt, MA, PhD; Dipika Raghuraman, MBS; and D’Arcy Turner, MASc
The study's objective was to identify whether utilizing ultrasound assistance in teaching palpation of specific thoracic vertebral bony landmarks would improve palpation accuracy in first-year medical students with no previous palpatory experience.
J Osteopath Med; 123(11): 531-535

A student-driven mindfulness curriculum for first-year osteopathic medical students: a pilot study

Christina Nielsen, BS; Sabrina Katz, BA; Meriah Parker, BS; Janelle Trefsgar, BS; Hend Bcharah, BS; Jacob Kalin, BS; Desiree Delavary, BA; Mark Brunk-Grady, MS; and Breanne Jaqua, DO, MPH
The objectives of this study are to assess student satisfaction with four student-selected and student-led mindfulness activities incorporated into mandatory small-group sessions, the immediate impact of these activities on student stress levels, and student use of these activities outside the mindfulness sessions.
J Osteopath Med; 123(10): 485-492

Effects of a focused training on first-year osteopathic medical students’ ability to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound in assessment of the anterior knee

Christina Weaver, DO; Deborah M. Heath, DO; Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD, RDMS; Kamalani Hanamaika’i, DO; Raghu Kanumalla, MS; Starr Matsushita, BS; Payush Chatta, BS; and Srikar Adhikari, MS, MD
The objectives of this article are to determine the effects of a focused ultrasound training on first-year osteopathic medical students’ ability to identify normal sonographic anatomy of the anterior knee and to differentiate between three common pathologies: joint effusion, prepatellar bursitis, and cellulitis
J Osteopath Med; 123(10): 475-484

The effectiveness of disinfection protocols in medical school osteopathic manipulative medicine labs

Harrison A. Patrizio, BS; Riley Phyu, BS; Thomas Boyle, MS; and Todd Schachter, DO
This study evaluates the effectiveness of the current disinfection protocols in medical school osteopathic manipulative medicine labs.
J Osteopath Med; 123(9): 435-441

Critical care medicine training in the age of COVID-19

Walter Mickey, DO
This study examined the relationship between the lived experiences of critical care medicine fellows during the COVID-19 pandemic and performance on in-training examinations.
J Osteopath Med; 123(9): 427-434