Celebrating Those Who Match into Internal Medicine and SOIMA Updates
At Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, the passionate faculty within the Internal Medicine department put out an entire smoked brisket spread, complete with all the tasty sides, for the graduating students that matched into Internal Medicine. This tradition is supported by the faculty who are passionate about celebrating and encouraging their future colleagues.
A Medical Student’s Experience at the AACOM’s Educating Leaders 2023 and Why It is Important to Attend Conferences
From April 26 to April 28, 2023, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) celebrated its 125th anniversary at the Educating Leaders 2023 (EL23) conference in Baltimore, MD. EL23 was my first ever in-person conference, but it will not be my last.
ACOI’s History Captured Thanks to Kevin Hubbard, DO, MACOI
Kevin P. Hubbard, DO, MACOI, is the name on the cover of the ACOI history book, A History of Osteopathic Internal Medicine – Celebrating the ACOI’s First 75 Years. Yet he’s not comfortable calling himself its creator.
“I really don't consider myself the author of the book. I'm more of the scribe. I was just the person who wrote down the things that had happened. The history was made by the people that the book talks about,” he says.
Physicians who Understand the Black Experience Help Black Patients Gain Trust
At first glance when you look at the photo that Arthur Bouier, DO, MACOI, posted on Facebook with Mrs. Woodard, his 101-year-old patient, you may just see two happy faces. Upon further inspection, it is obvious that one is a physician and the other likely a patient. Delving even further, it becomes evident that the photo is evidence of what good care looks like.
ACOI Joins in Call for Congress to Reform Medicare Payment System
ACOI recently joined numerous medical societies in sending a letter to all Senate and House lawmakers asking for congressional hearings and collaboration with stakeholders to explore long-term solutions to the broken Medicare physician payment system.