American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Medical Students

The AOA serves as a professional resource for more than 26,000 osteopathic medical students at 33 colleges of osteopathic medicine at 48 teaching locations throughout the U.S. Select an option below to find resources just for you: 



 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


How CUSOM students stepped up in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
Oct. 21: When flooding left Wayne Memorial Hospital inaccessible and operating with half its usual staff, CUSOM students were there to help. READ MORE

Doctors that DO campaign brings outdoor ads to 3 more cities
Oct. 19: Cities in Arizona, North Carolina and Connecticut will see out-of-home advertising during the second year of the AOA's brand awareness campaign. READ MORE

Students honored for their international research and outreach posters
Oct. 14: The Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine annual competition focused on students and their international medical experiences. READ MORE

Empathy is a critical skill that med students must be taught, DO writes
Oct. 12: Wolfgang Gilliar, DO, explains why empathy is vitally important for physicians-and how medical schools can foster it in their students. READ MORE

Osteopathic recognition is key to GME program’s forward-thinking approach
Oct. 11: “Osteopathic distinctiveness is taught, encouraged and required in this program,” says program director Teresa Braden, DO. READ MORE

When choosing a medical mission, continuity of care matters. Here’s why.
Oct. 7: Medical missions that partner with local health professionals can help you maximize your impact. READ MORE

Coverage of JAOA kidney stone roller coaster study spans the globe
Oct. 4: Nearly 850 news reports and counting, including the Today Show's, have shared the study's findings on roller coaster rides and kidney stone relief. READ MORE

'Going where health care is needed': New COM location opens in Arkansas
Sept. 30: Officials aim to improve health in underserved communities through hands-on care, telemedicine and new residency training programs. READ MORE​

OU-HCOM launches online literature and arts journal
Sept. 28: School's new Humanism in Medicine club provides an outlet to share the creative side of medicine. READ MORE​


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