|American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
AACOM lends support and assistance to the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and serves as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. AACOM represents the administration, faculty and students of all of the osteopathic medical colleges in the United States.
Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
SOMA is the student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association. SOMA promotes osteopathic ideals and unity within the profession, educates future osteopathic physicians, and establishes and maintains lines of communication among health care professionals in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of health care.
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)
The COSGP is composed of the elected student body presidents of the colleges of osteopathic medicine. The purpose of the organization is to provide a mechanism for the interchange of ideas among osteopathic medical students and others concerned with osteopathic medical education.
American Fascial Distortion Model Association (AFDMA)
AFDMA promotes the use of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions. FDM is an anatomical perspective in which the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions) is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues. As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical and manipulative interventions.
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)
The NBOME is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public and state licensing agencies by administering the COMLEX exam which tests the medical knowledge of those who seek to serve the public as osteopathic physicians.
DOCARE International is a medical outreach organization dedicated to providing much-needed healthcare to indigent and isolated people in remote areas around the world.
Association of State Executive Directors (AOSED)
AOSED was organized in 1918 for the purpose of strengthening AOA-affiliated state divisional societies, promoting coordination of divisional society programs, providing assistance for the development of divisional society leadership, and aiding with efforts of the AOA in the advancement of the osteopathic profession in the United States.
American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)
The AOF serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Osteopathic Association. Contributions to the AOF benefit thousands of osteopathic medical professionals through grants, scholarships, and awards to students, physicians, researchers, and osteopathic programs.
National Association of Osteopathic Foundations (NAOF)
The NAOF organizes and maintains a group of osteopathic foundations represented by executive staff professionals who offer resources for promotion and/or funding of osteopathic programs in seeking to provide a better understanding of osteopathic medicine and to serve the health care needs of the general public.
Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations support community health initiatives in central and southeastern Ohio and work to advance osteopathic medical care, medical research and osteopathic medical education locally and nationally.
Bureau of Hospitals (BOH)
The AOA BOH provides its members with an enhanced role in AOA policy and advocacy and better communications with colleagues and the profession.
Members are hospital presidents or CEOs. Leaders of hospitals that are accredited by the HFAP or that have osteopathic graduate medical education are strongly encouraged to participate. Additional information is available in the members-only section of Osteopathic.org. Contact the BOH for membership info and access: (800) 962-9008 or
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine
Located in Kirksville, Missouri, the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine preserves and promotes the history and tenets of osteopathic medicine through collections and research to a global audience.
The Gavel Club
The Gavel Club works to maintain contact with past presidents, to carry out any project of the AOA upon request and to offer advice and counsel upon request. Membership is automatic for past presidents of the AOA. Acting Executive Director, Anthony A. Minissale, DO. Contact: (312) 202-8013.
American Association of Osteopathic Women Physicians (AAOWP)
AAOWP is an organization dedicated to the support of women in the osteopathic medical profession. Contact: ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Headquarters, NOWPA; 800 W. Jackson, Kirksville, MO 63501; (509)-452-5100; firstname.lastname@example.org