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The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) recently published its annual thematic Medical Education issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). The 2015 Medical Education issue highlights how osteopathic medical education (OME) is changing to meet the demands of U.S. health care and reviews some of today’s challenges to achieving high-quality medical education.

The April issue of JAOA explores OME in 2015 and discusses the challenges of transitioning to a single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system, as well as various other advancements and transformations in OME. The annual publication also includes an editorial by AACOM Associate Vice President for Medical Education and Chief of Clinical Education Tyler Cymet, DO, “Transitions in Osteopathic Medical Education,” which describes the important role of osteopathic medicine and educational institutions in training future DOs and the position of OME in the transition to a single GME accreditation system.

A call for medical education articles has been released for the 2016 edition of the Medical Education issue. Manuscripts should be submitted online by September 1. For more information visit the JAOA website.

The JAOA is the official scientific publication of the AOA, and the premier scholarly, peer-reviewed publication of the osteopathic medical profession.

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April/May 2015
Vol. 9, No. 4/5