March. 13, 2014
Students, faculty advocate for osteopathic medicine during D.O. Day
Graduate medical education and Medicare reimbursement were main topics of discussion by OSU medical students and faculty at D.O. Day on Capitol Hill on March 6.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Rep. James Lankford, Sen. Tom Cole and staffers from Sen. James Inhofe’s and Sen. Tom Coburn’s offices met with the students and faculty during the event to discuss osteopathic medicine and express their support of the Teaching Health Center Reauthorization Act and Medicare physician payment reform.
Fourth-year medical students Jennifer Duroy and Joshua Priddle, third-year medical students John Cloud and Todd Thomas, second-year medical students Dustin Cheney, Daniel Dittus, Matthew Else, Myles Fisher, Trace Heavener, Heather Hensley, Heather Poe, Constance Rogers and Matthew Smith represented OSU-COM students at the annual American Osteopathic Association event. Scott Cyrus, D.O., David Hitzeman, D.O., Michael Cooper, D.O., and Joseph Johnson, D.O., represented the OSU-CHS faculty.
During D.O. Day, Hensley and Smith were inducted into Omega Beta Iota, the national osteopathic political action honor society, along with 20 other students from medical schools across the nation.