In April of 2022 the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic medicine or AACOM graciously invited the D.O. or do not podcast to attend their national meeting, “Educating Leaders” conference in Denver, Colorado. Our two producers, Lerone Cark, MS-II at the New York Institute of technology college of osteopathic medicine and Brooke Pillegi, MS-II at the Alabama college of osteopathic medicine, as well as Ben Berg, our pre-medical student liaison, attended the conference to continue or mission of promoting awareness of osteopathic medicine by interviewing leaders in the field.
We would like to thank Dr. Robert Cain, president of AACOM, Joseph Shapiro, director of media relations and Helene Cameron, Vice president of medical education services for having us at the conference and supporting the podcast. We had an amazing experience and would recommend the conference for any medical or pre-medical students interested in learning more about the inner workings of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medical education.
Mr. David Bergman, J.D. is Vice President of Government Relations for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). His team works with Congress and agency professionals to directly advocate for the osteopathic profession. Mr. Bergman comes from a family of MD’s and has worked on medical policy for many years. Upon learning of osteopathic medicine, he quickly embraced the osteopathic profession and what it stands for. In this episode, Mr. Bergman discusses the contributions he and his AACOM team have made on behalf of D.O’s, and his goals for the future. For any listeners interested in becoming more involved in AACOM, medical policy, or advocacy, this episode is a must-listen that we are sure you will enjoy.