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 26,000 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


There are now more than 100,000 US DOs, report confirms
Jan. 10: Osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing health care professions; since 1986, the number of DOs has increased by 276%. READ MORE

DO volunteers to provide medical care at Standing Rock
Jan. 16: “You never knew what was going to come in the door,” says Erica Rotondo, DO, who provided medical services for protesters fighting the installation of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. READ MORE

TouroCOM-Harlem awards scholarships to minority medical students
Jan. 6: TouroCOM-Harlem students aim to improve health care conditions in underserved areas upon graduation. READ MORE

Osteopathic medical student rehabilitates birds of prey
Jan. 5: Volunteering at Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Center helps Clayton Lester, OMS II, maintain balance while in medical school. READ MORE

Surgical robots: PNWU-COM students try out the da Vinci surgical system
Jan. 4: Students test-drive the robotic surgery system and learn how the device can be used in their future careers. READ MORE

ACGME program director discusses value of osteopathic recognition
Dec. 28: A St. Louis family medicine residency program plans to join many other ACGME programs that have applied for osteopathic recognition. Here's why. READ MORE

Residents need policy training. The TIPS program is a great way to get it.
Dec. 22: The AOA's TIPS program offers resident physicians a cost-effective way to obtain policy training. READ MORE


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