Why I Chose Osteopathic Medicine

Each year, the osteopathic medical profession joins together to raise awareness of osteopathic medicine and the distinctive care DOs provide for National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week, taking place right now. We asked you: Why did you choose osteopathic medicine? And you delivered! Read the recent blog post, Why I Chose Osteopathic Medicine, to see if your comment made it in and hear what your colleagues had to say. Want to see more? Check out our NOM Week video.


Thank You for Your Commitment to the Profession: Messages From the ACOFP Board of Governors

Not only is this week NOM Week, but it is also National Volunteer Week! ACOFP wouldn’t be where it is today without the dedication of its volunteers. Hear from members of the 2021–22 ACOFP Board of Governors as they share words of appreciation for the hard work and commitment of ACOFP's volunteers in a recent vlog.

Osteopathic Family Medicine Firsts: Leadership Edition

This year’s observance of NOM Week will highlight the proud heritage of osteopathic medicine, celebrating the momentous contributions of DOs past, present and future. Join us as we recount some of the most notable moments in ACOFP history over the course of the week, beginning with Osteopathic Family Medicine Firsts: Leadership Edition.

A Rare Case of Dyspnea

The recent Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) article, A Rare Cause of Dyspnea, follows the case of a 38-year-old male experiencing a sudden onset of dyspnea. His past medical history includes necrotizing pancreatitis and splenic vein thrombosis, as well as liver cirrhosis secondary to alcohol abuse and an appendectomy. Test your knowledge of the most likely diagnosis based on his past medical history and the images used, and explore the best imaging study of choice for diagnosis and the best intervention for symptomatic relief. Check out this article and the full issue of OFP; then, complete the March/April 2021 OFP CME quiz—free for ACOFP members.