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Latest News


Save the date! DO Day 2022 is set for April 23-27

DO Day 2022 will offer a two day virtual health policy conference followed by two days of Congressional briefings and in-person meetings with policymakers. Learn more about the event and save the date to join your colleagues.

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Internist and pulmonologist installed as AOA’s 125th president

The AOA’s 2021-2022 president, Joseph Giaimo, DO, discusses his journey to medicine, his plans for his AOA presidential year, and what he enjoys about leadership within the osteopathic profession.

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View highlights from the AOA House of Delegates Meeting

The American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates convened virtually July 16-18, 2021, for its annual policymaking meeting, with more than 600 delegates and guests in attendance. The following videos feature highlights from the three-day meeting.

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View the AOA’s latest Osteopathic Medical Profession Report

The Osteopathic Medical Profession (OMP) Report, produced by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), tracks expansion and growth within the osteopathic medical profession and examines current demographics and trends related to DOs and osteopathic medical students. This past year, the number of osteopathic physicians in the U.S. climbed to nearly 135,000—an 80% increase over the past … Read More

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Earn up to 19 hours of CME with new AOA self-study courses in a variety of specialties

The AOA is pleased to announce a new way to earn CME on your own time and at your own pace. Check out our lineup of on-demand OMED 2020 self-study courses.

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News Releases

AOA statement on physician-led care, Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title ‘Doctor’

Position Statement: The American Osteopathic Association calls for truth in advertising, intellectual honesty and transparency with the use of professional designations of non-physician clinicians in service of the public interest. We also call for organized, collaborative discussions among stakeholder organizations in the Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant communities to find common ground … Read More

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