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Letters to the Editor  |   September 2008
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  • Diane Burkhart, PhD
    American Osteopathic Association Chicago, Ill
    Director of Education
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Medical Education / Graduate Medical Education
Letters to the Editor   |   September 2008
Responses
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2008, Vol. 108, 531. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2008, Vol. 108, 531. doi:
The article that Terri A. Lischka, BS, and I wrote on osteopathic graduate medical education in the March issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (2008;108:127-137) was designed to give readers an overview of postdoctoral training in the osteopathic medical profession. Thus, we purposely did not provide a discussion of specific specialties. 
The number of pathology residency training programs approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has not increased in recent years, as indicated in Table 5 of our article. At the present time, there is only one AOA-approved fellowship program available for training in forensic pathology. 
I would challenge Dr Moskowitz and other osteopathic physicians who may be certified in pathology by the American Board of Medical Specialties to get more personally involved in this issue. They could help develop more osteopathic residency training programs in pathology—and they could help gain AOA-approved slots in existing Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited residency training programs in pathology. 
One motivated osteopathic physician can make a difference!