American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Approval of Federal/Military Internship Training

If you received federal/military internship training, you may apply for AOA approval. Federal/military internship training is reviewed and approved on an individual basis. It is the responsibility of the federal/military trainee to be sure that his/her program meets the rotational requirements of an AOA-approved rotating internship outlined below.

NOTE: All rotations will be compared to an AOA-approved rotating internship and must contain the following core criteria:

Download the Internship Requirements

If you are deficient in one of these core criteria, you must explain how you will make up the requirement. No training will be approved without completion of all core criteria.

It is the understanding of the AOA that not all military programs will provide an opportunity for you to complete the AOA’s required rotations. In this event, we request that you use your elective time to complete as many rotational requirements as possible. If you have any doubt about the program you have selected being in compliance with AOA requirements, please call the AOA at (800) 621-1773, ext. 8276, for further clarification.

The Program and Trainee Review Council (PTRC) meets in April, July and November. Petitioners will receive written notification of the PTRC’s action within 10 days after the meeting. 

Application Procedures

As a first step, you should complete the following application:

Along with this application, you must include the following:

  • Copy of your orders

  • Copy of your rotation schedule, including a written description of rotation, signed by your DME or Program Director 

Please submit your information to: 

Barbara Coleman
Senior Intern Training Coordinator
Division of Trainee Services
American Osteopathic Association
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864