American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Membership Benefits

As an AOA member, we hope you take advantage of the many services we offer. Our Member Benefits Guide details all the ways we help you — and thousands of other DOs and osteopathic medical students. Because when you’re part of the AOA, you’re more than a member. You’re family.

Top 10 Things the AOA Does for Members

  1. Serves as the professional family for DOs.

  2. Offers advice for DOs practices at no charge on topics such as coding, expert witnesses and dealing with state medical licensing boards, to name a few.

  3. Advocates at the state and federal level on issues that affect DOs, osteopathic medical students, and patients.

  4. Encourages research and supports the research conference during the AOA's annual conference.

  5. Promotes the philosophy of osteopathic medicine internationally and helps gain recognition of U.S.-educated DOs throughout the world.

  6. Speeds up the verification process DOs need for employment and managed care plans through the AOA's nationally-recognized credential document, the Official Osteopathic Physician Profile Report.

  7. Connects osteopathic medical students and young DOs with established DOs so all parties acquire practical wisdom through iLEARN, the AOA mentoring program.

  8. Helps improve patient outcomes in residency programs and physicians' offices by participating in the Clinical Assessment Program (CAP).

  9. Keeps DOs updated on CME hours through an activity report mailed out twice a year or available to members at any time through the AOA website.

  10. Assists DOs with job search through an online employment board and provides osteopathic medical students with information about internships and residency programs through the Opportunities database.