American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

National Osteopathic Medicine Week

NOM Week logoNational 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:

Facebook:
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Twitter:
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Facebook:

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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

 

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