American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Join the AOA

Put the power of the profession behind your practice by joining the American Osteopathic Association. Select the button below to join online, or download and submit a printable membership application. 

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The AOA offers the following categories of membership: 

OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN
If you are a practicing DO, click "Join Online" above. Please contact the AOA Member Service Center via email at msc@osteopathic.org or by phone at (800) 621-1773, option 1.

membership-application.pdf  Download printable membership application

Please note: Special or discounted rates apply only to DOs who have been non-members for at least two years.

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL STUDENT
All osteopathic medical students are members of the AOA. If you have not received your AOA ID, please contact the AOA Member Service Center via email at msc@osteopathic.org or by phone at (800) 621-1773, option 1.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER 
For non-DOs who have a professional relationship with an AOA DO member and/or with affiliates of the AOA as specified in the bylaws. If you are interested in joining the AOA, please contact our Member Service Center via email at msc@osteopathic.org or by phone at (800) 621-1773, option 1. 

ALLIED MEMBER  
For licensed healthcare providers who are currently employed with an active member of the AOA, contribute to the practice of that member, are not eligible for any other category of membership and who support the goals and objectives of the AOA. Also for physicians holding an MD degree and licensed to practice in the US who support the AOA mission and subscribe to its code of ethics. If you are interested in joining the AOA, please contact our Member Service Center via email at msc@osteopathic.org or by phone at (800) 621-1773, option 1.

INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIAN
International Physician Membership in the AOA is limited to those MDs who are: graduates of schools of medicine located outside of the US on an official list of schools recognized by the AOA, holding a license for unlimited scope of medical practice including the authority to prescribe without limitation in their country of practice; and reside and practice outside the US and support the goals and objectives of the AOA and agree to subscribe to its code of ethics.

If you are interested in joining the AOA, please contact our Member Service Center via email at msc@osteopathic.org or by phone at (800) 621-1773, option 1. Application for membership and payment of any fees should not be construed as acceptance into International Physician Membership. The Bureau of Membership reviews applications for membership and provides appropriate recommendations to the Board of Trustees for action. The Board of Trustees has the final authority in approval of any membership request.