From the February 21 Billings Gazette Recruiting primary care doctors to Montana communities remains a persistent challenge. For more than 20 years, the Montana Family Medicine Residency (MFMR) at RiverStone Health, the first medical residency in Montana, has been part of the solution. MFMR was founded on the belief that
Since Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic’s family medicine residency became dually accredited by the AOA and ACGME in 2008, many patients are benefitting from and requesting osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). Allopathic residents are also learning OMT along with osteopathic residents, strengthening the partnership of physicians. Read more about this residency at Fairview Hospital in this issue
Are you an osteopathic medical student who is interested in spending clinical or residency time in Guatemala or Nicaragua? A recent article in the AOA’s The DO magazine proposes a global healthcare opportunity with the international group DOCARE. Students and residents gain an understanding for healthcare that poses challenges seen outside of
In an article in AOA’s The DO magazine, author Rose Raymond discusses joint training between MDs and DOs in GME programs. The parallel training of both types of physicians helps to treat patients more holistically as the US moves towards a single accreditation system. Check out the original article here for more details.
COMP-Northwest’s second class had 53 of 202 students match to enter into a primary care residency this summer. Primary care fields, include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and OB-GYN. This match is above the national average and is another example of COMP-Northwest’s commitment to addressing the primary care physician shortage
Now that a medical school student has a residency match, what can they do to prepare for this next important step in their education? This AOA article has some very good advice! Life after Match: How to prepare for your residency or internship
Before graduating, medical schools students apply to residency programs for additional education and experience. When a residency picks a student that has applied for that program, its termed a match. Successful completion of a residency will earn a new physician a board certification or peer evaluation that acknowledges the formal
According to this article in Beckers Spine Review: “Emergency medicine, anesthesiology, obstetric and gynecology, surgery and psychiatry represent the top five DO specialties.” beckersspine