Spring 2018
Vol 115.1

Celebrating Unity & New Beginnings

Addressing the important healthcare topics in New Jersey and Beyond

By Len Schuchman, DO, MPH, FAAFP

As the AROC 2018 Chairperson and the incoming President of NJAOPS for 2018-2019, I have been trying to look ahead to gain an objective view of the challenges and the opportunities that face our profession during this time when healthcare problems seem to outweigh viable solutions. We are at a crossroads. New technologies, breakthroughs in genetic testing, increased focus on patient-centered care (something we as osteopathic physicians never moved away from!), and measurable progress in the treatment of HIV/AIDS give us hope at the same time that we face escalating, unexpected healthcare costs, a rise in antibiotic resistance, as well as the continued issues surrounding the opioid crisis.


When we ask ourselves what we can do to better serve our patients and our profession, we would do well to remember the old maxim “Where there is unity, there is always victory.”  NJAOPS is key in fostering unity among all of us who are stakeholders in promoting a vibrant, expanding, and effective osteopathic presence in the 21st century healthcare arena. In unity, we can achieve much: a potent legislative presence; a voice for patients of all ages and backgrounds; and a standard of care that serves as a model for other healthcare professionals in the region.


Join me and other colleagues and friends at AROC 2018 where you can reaffirm your commitment to the practice of osteopathic medicine; earn 30 Category 1A CME credits in diverse clinical areas; visit exhibitors that can show you fresh approaches to managing your practice; and of course, have a great time. And remember to renew your membership to NJAOPS – there are exciting times ahead!

 Len Schuchman, DO, MPH, FAAFP

AROC is excited to bring our convention to its new home at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City! The facility is known for its dynamic settings, mouth-watering cuisine, and especially the jaw-dropping  waterfront views. Remarkable things happen when you spend a little time by the water. Worries are erased, stresses are calmed, and spirits are naturally renewed. There’s an instant feeling of happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment, and you’ll have the opportunity to experience it all at AROC 2018. The bayside hotel offers an exciting collection of accommodations filled with personal touches, outstanding amenities, and views that inspire a sense of infinite possibilities. You’ll also find award-winning restaurants, nightlife, shopping, shows, friendly staff, a AAA Four Diamond rating, and a relaxing marina setting away from the bustle of the Boardwalk. Your stay at Golden Nugget will truly be one to remember.

Escape to one of the best hotels in Atlantic City.

© 2018 New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

The Journal is the official magazine of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS). NJAOPS is the sixth largest state affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association. NJAOPS represents the interests of more than 4,700 active osteopathic physicians, residents, interns and medical students. Founded in 1901, NJAOPS is one of the most active medical associations in New Jersey with 12 county societies.