Words are powerful and can falsely frame a situation, creating a lose-lose situation from what in reality is a “win-win” or at least “better-win-than-most.” For new graduates and residents in training, there is no stronger example of this than “work-life” balance. Automatically juxtaposing
What does it mean to advocate? A good place to start is the dictionary. Advocate comes from Latin ad + vocare meaning to call. The root vocare is also from the Latin vox - to speak. So, when we advocate - we speak for children. We argue their causes, promote their interests, champion their needs. Despite taking Latin in high school, I checked the
I grew up in a hockey town, high school hockey that is. Most kids learn to skate as soon as they can walk there. In high school, I attended every game against our archrival. Then, before medical school, I taught biology and chemistry at that rival school and cheered against my alma mater. Hey, the rival was paying my bills! That said, I have continued to follow high school hockey from my home state regardless of where medicine has taken me.
Leading experts now predict that the mosquito-borne disease, Zika virus, will arrive in the U.S. this summer and become a constant low-level threat. We should not think of Zika virus as an epidemic wave that will pass over the world and then vanish, but rather as a permanent problem that will wax and wane, as West Nile virus has.
PULSE is starting a new series with children’s literature book recommendations. These books may be of interest to you, to your patients, or to your students. I recommend books that have been well-received by the American Library Association and when possible, written by authors with a direct connection to the issue at hand. This month, I’m recommending three books with autistic characters though I believe they’d appeal to readers with
The PULSE welcomes, Neha Mahajan, OMS-III, as our new – and first! – Student Editor. The ACOP is dedicated to creating a home for all osteopathic physicians. We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. If you wish to submit an article and share your
Michael Rovito, PhD
University of Central Florida
Effective and efficient communication with adolescent patients is an essential skill that pediatric physicians must develop in order to become truly successful in the field. Specifically for young male athletes, injury concealment has implications for both short- and long-term health outcomes. This is one of
My first patient funeral was for a two-month-old baby boy. He had a severe congenital heart defect that would be fatal if it went untreated, and the surgery required to fix it was also very risky. His parents opted for the surgery, and after a long attempt at recovery post-operatively, he passed peacefully in his
The thought of children being removed from their home is sad, but the reality of child neglect by parents is even worse. It wasn’t until my inpatient pediatric rotation that I realized the importance of a physician’s medical judgment for Department of Children and Families Services’ (DCFS) cases.
There are many issues facing healthcare today. There are some challenges that are universal across all medical specialty fields, such as the mounting debt of new graduates, the increase in patient flow and the increased expectations placed on physicians. An advisor I had in my undergraduate studies once told me after I
“Why don’t we read it out loud?” my classmate suggested.
She had a good point. The articles we were assigned to read on neuromuscular disorders were dense. At a quick glance, the names of the antibodies, receptors and signaling pathways could arguably pass as a foreign language. Talking through the articles
Every year the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians honors one of our outstanding student chapters with Student Club of the Year. This year, the student chapter at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC) was chosen for this award. Over the 2015-2016 academic school
DMU Pediatrics Club has kept busy this semester and is thrilled to become a student chapter of ACOP in 2016. Spring semester has been busy here in Iowa. This year with help of our advisor, Dr. Michael Metts, we began Pediatric Grand Rounds on campus monthly over the lunch hour. We’ve discussed various topics
ACOP Student Club at VCOM-Auburn has been quite active during the last few months! Although our organization was recently established in November of 2015, the city of Auburn has been so welcoming of our presence throughout the community. Here are a few events to highlight someone of our activities.
Part of our job as Student Trustees is to bridge the gap between student members of ACOP and the Board of Trustees. We also work to connect the student chapters of ACOP together via social media and during our conference meetings in order to exchange ideas, improve our individual clubs and make larger differences in
September 16-19, 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
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