American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

National Osteopathic Medicine Week

You DO you! Join us in celebrating the distinctiveness of the osteopathic medical profession. 

Join the AOA in celebrating National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week April 15-21, 2018. We've planned a full slate of activities focused on bringing the profession together to raise awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the nation.

Support Doctors That DO

Throughout NOM Week, join more than 137,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students across the nation in supporting the Doctors Tha​t DO campaign, which features real Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who are making a difference in the lives of their patients each day. Download posters, banner ads and social images to help promote the campaign.

Share your DO pride​

​Participate in our "You DO You" NOM Week photo contest! Submit a pic that shows how you embody the osteopathic approach to care. 

There are four easy ways to enter. Don't forget to use the hashtag!

Follow along on Facebook for more NOM Week fun throughout the week, including our flash trivia contest that will put your knowledge of osteopathic medicine to the test!

Spread the word

Show your NOM Week pride ​by adding our "You DO You" overlay to your Facebook profile pic. There are fun options for physicians and medical students. Add an overlay.


Reach an even wider audience by sharing our NOM Week images across your social channels (select an image below to download).





​Other ways to promote NOM Week

  • 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. 

  • Use our elevator pitch when speaking with potential patients about osteopathic medicine:

    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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