American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Medical Students

The AOA serves as a professional resource for more than 27,000 osteopathic medical students at 33 colleges of osteopathic medicine at 48 teaching locations throughout the U.S. Select an option below to find resources just for you: 



 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


Personal statement do's and don'ts: Avoid clichés, trust your own voice
Feb. 9: You want a personal statement that isn’t just like everyone else’s. These 10 tips can transform your essay from cookie-cutter to captivating. READ MORE

Students, DOs celebrate the second annual OMS Day of Wellness
Feb. 10: On Feb. 10, osteopathic medical students across the country are promoting mental health and wellbeing. READ MORE

DO Match Day produces nearly 1,200 primary care residents
Feb. 6: Primary care specialties account for 54% of matches, with emergency medicine leading specialty placements. READ MORE

Watch: On Match Day, advice from DO residents
Feb. 6: Here are the top pieces of advice three DO residents wanted to offer fourth-years on Match Day. READ MORE

You've Matched-in a different state. 5 tips to ensure your move is smooth
Feb. 6: Whether you matched one town or a time zone away, these tips can help make the residency moving process less stressful. READ MORE

Lights, camera, action: How to write a compelling personal statement
Jan. 31: Envisioning your essay as a movie trailer and avoiding common storytelling pitfalls can help your writing stand out, experts say. READ MORE

DO composer's works featured on 'CSI,' 'House of Lies' and other shows
Jan. 25: Original compositions from surgeon Adam Dachman, DO, have touched cancer patients and celebrities alike. READ MORE

WCUCOM classes resume after tornado
Jan. 25: The Hattiesburg, Mississippi, osteopathic medical school takes steps toward recovery after a tornado destroys parts of campus. READ MORE

'A deeper level': Med students discover the value of lab research
Jan. 18: For two students at UNTHSC/TCOM, early exposure to clinical research how changed how they hope to practice medicine. READ MORE

Medical student aims to improve public health through community outreach
Jan. 18: After succeeding in developing his own programs, Juan Querubin, OMS III, wants to encourage other medical students to do the same. READ MORE


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