Our Mission

You take care of patients.
We take care of you.

Serving as the professional family for more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students, the AOA works to advance the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.

Why belong?


Build the skills you need to succeed in osteopathic medical school and beyond

Learn More

I am a



Find expert tips, tools and resources as you take the first steps in your career

Learn More

I am a



Advance your skills, improve patient care and take your career to the next level

Learn More

I am a


in Practice

Stay up to date with the latest from the AOA

News Releases

America’s frontline physicians: joint policies to reduce death and disease related to tobacco products and e-cigarette epidemic

On behalf of the more than 597,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of the following organizations, we adopt the following principles regarding policies to reduce death and disease related to the use of tobacco products and to address the recent epidemic in youth use of e-cigarettes. American Academy of Family Physicians … Read More

AOA Media Team


The DO

5 ways to get more of your modifier 25 claims approved

Insurers are increasingly rejecting claims submitted with modifier 25. Fortunately, physicians can take concrete steps to increase their odds of getting these claims approved.

The DO



Be a champion for osteopathic medicine! Register to attend DO Day on Capitol Hill, March 17-18

Registration is now open for DO Day on Capitol Hill, the premier osteopathic event of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage lawmakers on legislation vital to the practice and principles of osteopathic medicine.

AOA Staff



Researchers say elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in Sports Medicine

CHICAGO—November 4, 2019— Across the U.S. the esports athlete is a rising class of competitor in the highest collegiate and professional arenas. According to researchers in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the field of sports medicine needs to catch up in order to address these players’ particular needs. Well beyond casual gamers, esport … Read More

AOA Media Team


The DO

6 ways to reduce doctor burnout at the systemic level

New National Academy of Medicine report urges health care organizations, educators and entities to address clinician burnout.

The DO



An osteopathic physician’s approach to the eSports athlete

An article in the November issue of the JAOA explores the osteopathic physician’s role in promoting health and reducing injury in this new gaming phenomenon.



View all news

Support for every stage of your career

  • AOA Board Certification

    Demonstrate your commitment to evidence-based education leading to high-quality care.

  • Member Value Program

    Innovative tools and partnerships for students & DOs in all practice types and specialties.

  • Live and On-Demand CME

    Choose from hundreds of options for live and on-demand CME, searchable by specialty and location.

  • Research Opportunities

    Learn about funded AOA research projects and grant opportunities for DOs and students.

  • Federal & State Advocacy

    Support our work to ensure the voices of DOs and their patients are heard.

Explore membership