Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What countries offer full medical practice to graduates of American colleges of osteopathic medicine and AOA approved graduate medical education?
A: The International Licensure Summary is located in the members-only section of the AOA website. If you're a member and would like more information, contact Linda Mascheri at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about member benefits, visit the membership section.
Q: What activities does the AOA conduct internationally?
A: The AOA established its Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs (BIOMEA) to oversee the AOA international activity. The areas of involvement are listed under BIOMEA activities.
Q: I want to enter into training and/or practice in Canada. Who should I contact?
A: For information regarding training and/or practice in Canada, please contact Ted Findlay, DO, President, Canadian Osteopathic Association at email@example.com, or contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the targeted province.
Q: I am a student at a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States. I wish to participate in a clinical rotation outside of the United States. Who should I contact?
A: For information regarding clinical rotations outside of the U.S., please contact the office of your college of osteopathic medicine's academic dean.
Q: I am attending an osteopathic program in Europe, and I wish to practice as a DO in the United States. How should I proceed?
A: There are no osteopathic programs located outside of the United States that qualify an individual or group to practice as osteopathic physicians in the United States.
Q: I am interested in learning more about American osteopathic medicine, and osteopathic medical education. Who should I contact?
A: You can contact Linda Mascheri, director of International and State Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, the AOA Department of Communications, or the AOA Department of Membership.
Q: I would like information on enrolling in an American college of osteopathic medicine. Who should I contact?
A: Contact the application service of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine or visit their website at www.aacom.org.