The newest JAOA is below with two articles supporting the ACGME takeover of OGME. There seemed to be no article on or credence paid to the work of Dr. Norman Gevitz and his well researched, valid & logical argument that the ACGME takeover would sell out and dismantle the DO profession and its schools.
For the past two years, practicing DOs came together, as DOs COMITT, to write our concerns about the AOA direction in article form called Saving Private Osteopathic Medicine. These concerns too were also systematically ignored from the AOA top down in favor of government, insurance and hospital health system interests. In fact, one author, George Watson DO, died waiting for publication and the discussion that would follow. The AOA and its publications no longer represent the interests of its members yet forces us to pay dues and for meaningless costly certifications(OCC/MOC). This is not acceptable and is destroying the noble Osteopathic approach and patient-physician relationship and our entire osteopathic profession. The AOA must follow its membership and patient interests and not merge OGME with ACGME, maintaining the distinct noble DO profession that has existed for more than 100 years.
Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
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