Editorial  |   April 2016
Osteopathic Medical Education: Innovations in a Changing Environment
Author Notes
  • Dr McClain is the medical education associate editor for The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Elizabeth K. McClain, PhD, EdS, MPH, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 498 Tuscan Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5461. E-mail: emcclain@wmcarey.edu
     
Article Information
Medical Education / Graduate Medical Education
Editorial   |   April 2016
Osteopathic Medical Education: Innovations in a Changing Environment
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2016, Vol. 116, 196-198. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.038
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2016, Vol. 116, 196-198. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.038
Medical education must continually evolve to meet today’s and tomorrow’s health care challenges, as the only thing certain about the future of health care is uncertainty. This annual medical education theme issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) strives to highlight the exciting new developments and innovations taking place in osteopathic undergraduate and graduate medical education (GME). It is indeed an exciting time to be an osteopathic educator. New colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) are sprouting in areas in need of primary care, osteopathic GME is forging new pathways and paradigms for training, and education research is blossoming. Throughout history, medical educators have viewed changes as opportunities to provide innovation and to consistently improve the quality of medical education.1 Fortunately, the osteopathic medical profession is grounded in clear principles, which will continue to drive our expansion. 
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