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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. Interested in joining? Apply today. Not sure if you are a member?  Send an e-mail message to info@inosteo.org or call us at (317) 926-3009.

All members will receive the Hoosier D.O. and other publications. The Hoosier D.O., however, is no longer snail mailed. Instead it is available in the members only section of our website (login required) or in digital version (correct e-mail address required). You 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 now 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.

AOA House of Delegates Votes to Support Single GME Accreditation System

Delegates representing the nation’s more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students voted today to support a decision by the AOA Board of Trustees to pursue a new, single accreditation system for graduate medical education.

This historic vote during the annual meeting of the AOA House of Delegates comes after an announcement in February that the AOA, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) had reached an agreement to work together to prepare future generations of physicians.

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.

For more information on the single GME accreditation system, visit www.osteopathic.org/singleGME.

AOA Applications for ACGME Accreditation

AOA-accredited training programs can begin applying for ACGME pre-accreditation on July 1, 2015. Leading up to that date, the osteopathic medical profession will nominate DOs to serve on committees governing the new system, including the ACGME Board of Directors.

The extensive nomination process starts this month, with the AOA providing nominees for our first two seats on the ACGME Board. The osteopathic specialty colleges and state associations are invited to submit nominations to the AOA by July 25, 2014. A special President’s Advisory Group, comprised of three past presidents, will review nominations and forward recommendations to the AOA President. With approval by the AOA Executive Committee, the AOA President will submit recommendations to the ACGME for appointment by July 31, 2014.

Nomination process:
Please submit the following information on your nominations:
1. A cover letter indicating the reasons to select the candidate to serve on the ACGME Board of Directors
2. A current CV of the candidate.
3. A completed copy of the attached application form.

Special Note: For legal (conflict of interest) reasons, the ACGME will be unable to select nominees for the ACGME Board of Directors who directly participated in the decision to form the single GME accreditation system and will participate in the ongoing decisions necessary to implement the single accreditation system. Therefore, members of the AOA Board of Trustees are ineligible to be nominated for a position on the ACGME Board of Directors.

Please submit your nominations electronically to: BoardofDirectors@osteopathic.org

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Apply for the ACGME's Position of Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation. Qualified osteopathic physicians are encouraged to apply for the ACGME's position of Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation. Information on how to apply can be found on the ACGME website at http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/118/Careers.aspx. Interested individuals can simply click on the position title under Current Openings on the right side of the page to view the job summary, primary duties and responsibilities, requirements, etc. To apply for the position, individuals will complete the online application directly following the position description. This is a full-time position. Significant travel is required. Board certification by the American Osteopathic Association is required.

Registration for open payments program. Physicians, who want to review and possibly dispute data being reported about them under CMS’ Open Payments Program (Sunshine Act), must register in the program. To help physicians with registration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding a National Provider Conference call on July 22 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. CMS started Phase 1 of the registration process in June and Phase 2 began July 14. Physicians have until August 27 to review their data and then an additional 15 days to dispute any information in question.

COMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the Indiana Academy of Osteopathy's 2014 Annual Seminar: "A Sutural Approach to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field" to be held August 1 - 3, 2014, at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Indianapolis.  Download brochure.

Join us as a grantor, exhibitor, or both at the IOA's 33rd Annual Winter Update to be held December 5 - 7, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency, in downtown Indianapolis.  Download brochure.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPDATE

Every week the IOA will provide you with an update on the activity at the Indiana General Assembly.  Please click here for the most recent addition.

WHO'S NEWS

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.