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Indiana Osteopathic Association
The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) is the only osteopathic organization dedicated to improving the health of all Hoosiers and to making Indiana the best possible place to practice osteopathic medicine.
Active membership is graduated for physicians in their early years of practice and is reduced for residents, interns, and students. Become a member and stand with your peers as they work to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through education, mentoring, advocacy, and support for practicing physicians who provide the highest quality, most comprehensive care to the people of Indiana. Download application. Join online. Not sure if you are a member? Send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (317) 926-3009. Already a member, but haven't paid your dues yet? Renew online.
All members will receive the Hoosier D.O. and other publications. The Hoosier D.O. is available under the Publications tab of our website (login required) or in digital version (correct e-mail address required). Members also will receive mailings about Board Actions and other important issues. Not receiving these? Please get in touch with us to verify that your information is up-to-date.
The dream is a reality. The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM), the first medical school to open in Indiana in over one hundred years, started its first class in August 2013.
In 2015, a high priority of the IOA was the restructuring of its foundation, the Motyka Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation (Motyka Dannin Foundation). With the reorganization, we have set a goal of raising $100,000 by May of 2017, and offering our first $10,000 forgivable loan in the same year. Please consider a contribution as one of your annual donations. Donation Form. Donate Stock Shares. Donate Online.
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the Indiana Osteopathic Association's 119th Annual Spring Update to be held May 20 - 22, 2016, at the French Lick Resort, in French Lick and West Baden. Download brochure. Register online. An optional preconference OMT workshop is being offered on Thursday, May 19, for an additional fee. Download brochure. Register online. Book your room early. Make your reservation via the internet at www.frenchlick.com or call (888) 936-9360 and use the group code 0516IOS.
Join us as a grantor, exhibitor, or both. Download brochure.
Can't make it, but still need credits. Get your CME live, from anywhere. See IOA CME online offerings. Designated topics now available for AOA category 1-B CME credit. Choose from a variety of online events and start earning credit today. CME Online Catalog. View My CME Online.
2016 GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPDATE
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February 19, 2016
March 4, 2016
HIP 2.0 Information
The Indiana POST Program is a new advance care planning tool that helps ensure treatment preferences are honored. It is designed for patients with serious illness. Preferences for life sustaining treatments including resuscitation, medical interventions (e.g., comfort care, hospitalization, intubation, mechanical ventilation), antibiotics, and artificial nutrition are documented as medical orders on the POST form. It must be reviewed and signed by a physician to be activated. This form transfers throughout the health care system and the orders are valid in all settings.
A new Indiana POST Video is now available for your use at www.indianapost.org. This 9 minute video is appropriate for health care providers as well as patients and families. Please feel free to share it broadly and incorporate it into your educational offerings.
The Single GME Accreditation System
In a historic vote during July 2014, members of the AOA House of Delegates voted to support a decision by the AOA Board of Trustees to pursue a new, single accreditation system for graduate medical education.
When fully implemented in July 2020, the new system will allow graduates of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools to complete their residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common milestones and competencies.
The AOA strongly believes the public will benefit from a single standardized system to evaluate the effectiveness of GME programs for producing competent physicians. Through osteopathic-focused residency programs, the new GME accreditation system will recognize the unique principles and practices of the osteopathic medical profession and its contributions to health care in the U.S. To learn more, view the AOA presentation outlining the goals, benefits and opportunities, and timeline of the single GME accreditation system.
D.O. Hired to Oversee Osteopathic Accreditation
Lorenzo Pence, D.O., FACOFP, has been named senior vice president of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), with responsibility for overseeing osteopathic programs. This historic announcement is the latest step in the transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education and ensures that osteopathic programs will continue to reflect the tenets of our profession.
Dr. Pence has served as associate dean for graduate medical education and professor of family medicine at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine since 2003. Earlier in his career, he held comparable positions with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. A graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pence is an active member of numerous AOA committees focused on graduate medical education. As a longtime leader in osteopathic GME and a deeply committed D.O., Dr. Pence embodies the values we hold dear and will uphold osteopathic standards as the ACGME begins accepting osteopathic programs into its system.
AOA Certification Acceptable for Program Directors of Osteopathic ACGME Programs
The ACGME Internal Medicine Review Committee has announced that osteopathic certification will be accepted for Internal Medicine residency program directors under the single accreditation system for graduate medical education.
Newly approved standards will recognize AOA certification as equivalent to American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification for purposes of D.O.s serving as GME program directors under the single system.
From day one, the AOA has advocated for ACGME Review Committees to recognize AOA certification—and they are listening and taking action. This move recognizes the high quality of care measured by AOA certification and demonstrates the reciprocal partnership it is building with the ACGME, a partnership that is strengthened by D.O.s’ increasing role within the ACGME governance structure.
It is anticipated that several other specialty review committees also plan to adopt equal recognition of AOA certification within the single GME system, reflecting the historic and positive momentum of the transition.
The Indiana Osteopathic Association has MOVED! We are excited to be renting space at the new Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our new address is 3200 Cold Spring Road, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Suite 107, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997. Our telephone number remains the same, (317) 926-3009.