National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week took place April 17-23, 2016. NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal - increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country.
Show Your Support
Spread the DO word through social media. Update your Facebook or Twitter pages with a Doctors That DO or NOM Week cover or profile image. Download and share on social media:
Education and Outreach
Educate your community throughout the week and share your NOM Week moments with your network or us using the hashtag #NOMWeek2016, #DoctorsthatDO or #ProudDO. Share them on our DOs (Osteopathic Physicians) Facebook wall, tweet them to @AOAforDOs or email them to NOMweek@osteopathic.org.
Other Ways to Promote Osteopathic Medicine
Hand out the “What is a DO?” brochure to patients, available in the AOA Online Store.
Set up a table at a local hospital or other community facility and distribute information about DOs.
- When asked, "What is a DO?", try responding with our elevator pitch:
There are two types of fully licensed physicians in the U.S. – MDs and DOs.
Our training and education are very similar and equally rigorous, but DOs come at the practice of medicine from a different philosophy.
We tend to partner with our patients to help them get healthy and stay well