American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

National Osteopathic Medicine Week

NOM Week logoNational Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week took place April 19-25, 2015. 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. 

Show Your Support

Cast your photo contest vote!

Here's how to join the What's your DO Style? photo contest:

  • Voting opens on April 27 and closes April 30. The voting will take place on Facebook.

  • First, second and third place winners will be announced on May 1.

  • Winners will receive a gift card.

Voice your pride for the profession on social media

NOM week daily themes and updates were communicated with the hashtags: #NOMweek; #DOpride, and #ILoveDOs. View past NOM week activities and stay current with what’s happening in osteopathic news by liking the AOA’s Facebook page and by following @AOAforDOs on Twitter.

Cover and Status Message Images

Download a cover image for your Facebook profile or a status message image to use on Twitter or Facebook.

NOM Week 2015 cover
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Status Message Images

Download "Commitment"         Download "Compassion"      Download "Empathy"

NOM Week Resources 

AOA members and affiliates have access to a number of different tools to engage with their communities during NOM Week and promote osteopathic medicine:

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. 

  • Introduce educators and children to the AOA's online Mini Medical School, where children learn about their growing bodies through six fun and interactive online games. Comes with corresponding lesson plan for teachers.


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