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News and briefs: AOA approves residency advancement policies

Residency Program Insider, July 24, 2012

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The American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted to approve three new policies that aim to improve osteopathic medical residencies and assist residents with student loan burdens. The AOA’s decision aims to help reduce the physician shortage threat, according to a MarketWatch news article.

Under the new policy, the AOA will “support and advocate for the development and implementation of ambulatory-based primary care residencies and lobby the United States Congress to strengthen its graduate medical education reimbursement policies to equivalently fund ambulatory-based primary care residency programs,” according to the article.

The new policy also calls for legislation that makes residents’ school loans interest-free until the completion of residency.

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