American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

National Osteopathic Medicine Week

NOM Week logoNational Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week takes place April 15-21, 2018. 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. 

Showing Support 

Spread the DO word through your social channels with these images:

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Education and Outreach

Educate your community and share your DO pride with your network or us using the hashtag #DoctorsThatDO or #ProudDO. Share them on our DOs (Osteopathic Physicians) Facebook wall or tweet them to @AOAforDOs.

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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