American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

National Osteopathic Medicine Week

NOM Week logoNational Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week will be 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

Voice your pride for the profession on social media

Throughout the week on Facebook and Twitter, share your events and updates with the hashtags: #NOMweek; #DOpride, #ILoveDOs. You can also discover and participate in our daily NOM Week theme days by using the designated hashtag. Post your stories and show us what the profession means to you!

  • Monday: DO Style Day. Are white coats still in fashion? Check out the debate on The DO and let us know what #DOstyle you prefer!

  • Tuesday: DO Hero Day. Check out The DO’s Hero Next Door series. DOs are revolutionizing the profession by working with NASA astronauts, pioneering ear infection treatment in South Africa, and penning a series of health-focused books for children. Use the hashtag #ILoveDOs to share any stories of Hero DOs.

  • Wednesday: DO Advocacy Day. View a NOM Week message from AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO. #DOpride

  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday. On April 16, 2014, A.T. Still received the honor of being elected to the Hall of Famous Missourians. His legacy joins the ranks of Walt Disney and Sacajewa. Send along other famous dates of the profession with the #tbtDO hashtag.

  • Friday: DO Pride Day. Energized with #DOpride? Share with us why you became a DO!

Show us your DO Style!

Whether you stand out with a bow tie or have a flair for buttons, we want to see how you rock your white coat. Here's how to join the What's your DO Style? photo contest:

  • Submit your photos via Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag
    #DOstyle
    or #NOMweek or email them to pr@osteopathic.org.

  • Photo entries will be accepted from April 19-24

  • Voting will open on April 26 and close on 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.

Take part in NOM Week by following @AOAforDOs on Twitter and liking the American Osteopathic Association page on Facebook.

Cover and Status Message Images

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

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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