American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Medical Students

The AOA serves as a professional resources for more than 21,000 osteopathic medical students at 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine throughout the U.S.  Select your year to find resources just for you: 



 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


AOA House of Delegates Approves Single GME Accreditation System
July 24: When it's fully implemented in July 2020, the single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system will allow graduates of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools to complete residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs. Read more.

Special Report: Single GME to Ensure Quality Training & Improved Health Care
April 30: The JAOA recently published an article written by Boyd R. Buser, DO, focusing on the strengths in a new single GME accreditation system. Read more.​ 

Student Fact Sheet About Single GME Accreditation System
March 19: Find the most updated facts and information regarding the single GME accreditation system. Make sure to view the fact sheet just for students!

Unmatched Students, Find Open Positions
Feb. 11: The AOA Post Match, which is free to all graduating DO students, provides students who didn't match with a way to search for advertised open positions in AOA postdoctoral programs. The listings are updated frequently, so be sure to check back often. Visit the AOA Post Match to view open positions.

2014 AOA Match Results Announced
Feb. 10: Primary care represented 53% of all matches in the 2014 AOA match, with family medicine the largest matched specialty. View the 2014 match results or read the news release analyzing trends in this year's match.

Student-Run OMM Clinic
Jan. 31: The DO recently profiled a group of students at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) who started a student-run OMM clinic. Clinic founders Janki Kapadia, OMS II, and Sameer R. Sood, OMS II, write that the experience has been "immensely rewarding," noting 95% of patients surveyed say they would return for more OMM. The article also details how to set up a student-run clinic, from navigating the legal requirements to training, marketing and process development. Read the article in The DO.


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