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Letters to the Editor  |   March 2008
Corrections
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Medical Education / Pain Management/Palliative Care / Graduate Medical Education
Letters to the Editor   |   March 2008
Corrections
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2008, Vol. 108, 107. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.3.107
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2008, Vol. 108, 107. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.3.107
Readers should be aware of the following corrections to previous editions of the osteopathic medical education theme issue published by JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: 
  • Obradovic JL, Beaudry SW, Winslow-Falbo P. Osteopathic graduate medical education. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Feb 2006;106(2):59-68.
    Because data for the current academic year are to be considered incomplete until the following academic year, several updates were made to Table 4 for the subsequent edition of this annual contribution (J Am Osteopath Assoc. Feb 2007;107[2]:57-66). The corrections noted below for the 2004-2005 academic year originally appeared in Table 6 on pages 66-67:
     
    • The number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management was originally reported as 1, but was updated to 2.
    • Likewise, the number of AOA-approved residency positions for anesthesiology and pain management was originally reported as 2, but has been updated to 3.
    • The total number of AOA-approved residency programs was originally reported as 568, but has consequently been updated to 569.
    • Finally, the total number of residency positions was originally reported as 5216, but has been updated to 5217.
  • Rodgers DJ. Osteopathic continuing medical education. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Feb 2006;106(2):85-95. Two typographic errors appeared in tables that accompanied the article noted above:
     
    • In Table 1 on page 86, under “Category 1-B,” the parenthetical description of continuing medical education (CME) on the Internet as “real-time interactive simultaneous conferencing” was incorrect and should have appeared as “not real-time interactive simultaneous conferencing.”
    • In Table 5 on page 95, the total number of CME credit hours reported for the 2001 to 2003 CME cycle should have been reported as 13.1 instead of 13.0.
  • Rodgers DJ. Osteopathic continuing medical education. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Feb 2007;107(2):67-81. Two typographic errors appeared in the first paragraph under “CME Program Trends and Statistics” on page 76, in the article noted above:
     
    • The total number of members of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as of September 2005 was mistakenly reported as 59,000 when it should have been reported as 28,042.
    • In consequence, the percentage of AOA members with a state-mandated continuing medical education requirement should have appeared as 93% instead of 44%. ♦