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What Is Juneteenth?

ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member Sherrita A. Polk, DO, provides an overview of Juneteenth in a recent blog post. She outlines why the day is important and the obstacles many faced in trying to celebrate over the years, while sharing how she commemorates the occasion and offering hope for the future.

Osteopathic Principles and Practice: Essential Training for the Primary Care Physician of Today and Tomorrow

Because single accreditation has caused a shift in the oversight of residency training with initial success, the next step is to integrate osteopathic training in all graduate medical education. In the recently published article Osteopathic Principles and Practice: Essential Training for the Primary Care Physician of Today and Tomorrow, ACOFP Governor Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, discusses the outcomes of single accreditation and how the tenets of osteopathic medicine are critical for a patient-centered approach that allows for comprehensive patient care. He suggests incorporating osteopathic principles before integrating the specific modalities of treatment like osteopathic manipulative medicine. He argues that by recognizing the value of osteopathic principles across all practices and by building it into the framework of education, future physicians will be able to prioritize the patient and manage their needs—truly doing no harm.

 

Breaking Down Barriers to Providing Care to the LGBTQI Patient Population

The LGBTQI+ patient population’s needs are diverse and ensuring better patient care outcomes can be made possible by opening the lines of communication and creating a safe space in which patients can discuss their concerns. In honor of Pride Month, ACOFP is delighted to provide members with complimentary access (log-in required) to the ACOFP ’21 Virtual on-demand session, Breaking Down Barriers to Providing Care to the LGBTQI Patient Population, which describes barriers to accessing healthcare needs in different groups of the LGBTQI+ community, explores how to identify preventive treatment for those patients and more.
 
Earn 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credit by accessing this session and successfully completing the post-session evaluation. Complimentary member access is available through July 31.

 

Now Available: Osteopathic Recognition Toolkit

ACOFP and the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME)/American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have collaborated to provide resources of programs that have already achieved or are applying for Osteopathic Recognition (OR).
  
The OR toolkit includes sample evaluations, checklists, application guidelines, online presentations and other resources meant to inspire you and to provide examples. These materials are designed to make your journey to recognition easier and help you teach the next generation of osteopathically trained physicians.