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 21,000 osteopathic medical students at 33 colleges of osteopathic medicine throughout the U.S. Select an option below to find resources just for you: 



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The AOA is collaborating with the Erikson Institute to develop an online curriculum for DOs who specialize in family practice, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. DOs and osteopathic medical students who complete three training modules will be eligible to receive a certificate in early childhood development from Erikson Institute. Read more.


 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


Data-driven: How consumer research guided the national awareness campaign
Jan. 22, 2016: Through surveys and focus groups, researchers identified the health-conscious patients who would become the core audience of the campaign. READ MORE

Student group aims to improve medical students’ mental health
Jan. 19, 2016: The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents seeks to reduce the stigma of mental illness and promote mental health. READ MORE

Students: Want to do research? Here’s how to get started.
Jan. 14, 2016: Three research experts suggest contacting professors early, choosing a subject that excites you and optimizing your writing. READ MORE

For LECOM-Bradenton student, research on autism spectrum disorder is personal
Jan. 12, 2015: Amber Dubiel, OMS I, whose stepbrother has autism, assisted with a study that was published in Neuroscience. READ MORE

Among professions, physicians land No. 3 slot for ethics and honesty
Jan. 8, 2016:  Results of a national Gallup poll show physicians are connecting with patients in positive ways, DO believes. READ MORE 


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