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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

Awareness and interest in osteopathic manipulative treatment in allopathic medical students

Anne Darby, DO; Jessica A. Parascando, MPH; Matthew Lipinski, DO; Chang Lipinski, DO; Megan Mendez-Miller, DO; Arthur Berg, PhD; David Rabago, MD; and Tamara K. Oser, MD
The objective of this study was to determine allopathic medical students’ familiarity with OMT and to evaluate their interest in an elective osteopathic curriculum.
J Osteopath Med; 123(8): 379-384

The relationship between required physician letters of recommendation and decreasing diversity in osteopathic medical school admissions

Justin Fox, BS, MS; John Burgess, BS; Alexis M. Stoner, PhD, MPH; Harold Garner, PhD; and Heather Bendyk, MPH, CPHQ
This study aims to determine if a relationship exists between a physician letter of recommendation requirement for the medical school application and the proportion of underrepresented in medicine students applying and matriculating to that school.
J Osteopath Med; 123(6): 287-293

Learning abnormal physical examination signs: an introductory course

Albert Sabirov, MD, PhD; Melodie Chludzinski, DO, MHSA; Emin Eminof, BS; Alexis Eddy, BS; John Gallagher, DO; and Ichabod Jung, MD, FACS
The aim of this project was to develop and implement the introductory course on learning abnormal physical examination signs and pathophysiology of abnormal clinical findings to address the educational needs of first-year medical students.
J Osteopath Med; 123(6): 295-299

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for the allopathic resident elective: does it change practice after graduation?

Andrew H. Slattengren, DO; Mary E. Wootten, DO; Caroline S. Carlin, PhD; and Tanner J. Nissly, DO
This article aims to determine if MDs who complete an OMT for the allopathic physician elective rotation have higher comfort caring for patients with back pain compared to those who do not complete the elective.
J Osteopath Med; 123(7): 337-341