American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Medical Students

The AOA serves as the professional family not only for DOs, but for more than 21,000 osteopathic medical students at 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine throughout the U.S. As you complete your education and training, we offer a wealth of resources to help navigate your path. Select your year to find resources just for you: 



 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


Register for Town Hall Tonight on Single GME Accreditation System
March 3: The AOA and AACOM will hold a town hall meeting tonight at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, to provide osteopathic medical students, interns and residents with more information on the single GME accreditation system. You'll also have the chance to get answers to any questions you may have. Register now.

AOA, ACGME Agree to Single GME Accreditation System
Feb. 26: Following months of discussion, the AOA, ACGME and AACOM have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the U.S. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020, all AOA-accredited training programs will transition to ACGME recognition and accreditation. Read the announcement and view Frequently Asked Questions for osteopathic medical students.

AOA Post Match Connects Unmatched Students, 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.

How to Set Up a 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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