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 27,000 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


Brand campaign milestone: 1 million visits to
Feb. 14: Print ads in top-tier publications helped the campaign attain this achievement. READ MORE

How I bridge 2 worlds as a deaf medical student

Feb. 13: Growing up as a deaf person has given me unique insights into patient care, which I hope to incorporate into my practice when I’m a physician. READ MORE

Personal statement do's and don'ts: Avoid clichés, trust your own voice
Feb. 9: You want a personal statement that isn’t just like everyone else’s. These 10 tips can transform your essay from cookie-cutter to captivating. READ MORE

Students, DOs celebrate the second annual OMS Day of Wellness
Feb. 10: On Feb. 10, osteopathic medical students across the country are promoting mental health and wellbeing. READ MORE

DO Match Day produces nearly 1,200 primary care residents
Feb. 6: Primary care specialties account for 54% of matches, with emergency medicine leading specialty placements. READ MORE

Watch: On Match Day, advice from DO residents
Feb. 6: Here are the top pieces of advice three DO residents wanted to offer fourth-years on Match Day. READ MORE

You've Matched-in a different state. 5 tips to ensure your move is smooth
Feb. 6: Whether you matched one town or a time zone away, these tips can help make the residency moving process less stressful. READ MORE

Lights, camera, action: How to write a compelling personal statement
Jan. 31: Envisioning your essay as a movie trailer and avoiding common storytelling pitfalls can help your writing stand out, experts say. READ MORE


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