Letter to the AACOM Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME)

Long response to the following question posed after completion of a national conference:

What educational projects can SOME sponsor that will be of benefit to your campus, and the profession?

One of the most perplexing issues that continues to face the profession remains full faced and largely un-addressed in the literature and in research today largely because there has not been a concerted effort to define the Distinctiveness of Osteopathic Medicine on its own terms. What has been promulgated through all our education programs is that DO ≠ MD + OMM.

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