Osteopathic Medicine in Crisis: Fighting for the Existence and Future of Osteopathy

Friend of IP4PI, Richard Koss, D.O., writes:

The current issue with Resolution 17 points to a larger issue facing the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and osteopathic physicians.

I was about to send the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) a four-page letter outlining the dilemma of the future of osteopathy. However in this current crisis I will try to simplify and outline the issues and hope that the leadership will take an aggressive, proactive role in fighting for the existence and future of osteopathy. I am pleading to the AAO leadership to keep their membership fully informed and transparent as to the issues we currently face! This will not be solved from a top down decision/solution. The solutions will be like the very beginning is of our profession. It will come from the people, and membership who will force the change at the political top.

I hope the AAO leadership can see the larger implications of Resolution 17 and what it means to the future of osteopathy.

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