WASHINGTON, DC—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the nation’s largest professional membership organization serving more than 168,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, commends members of the United States Senate for adopting a resolution designating April 18-24, 2022, as National Osteopathic Medicine Week.
“The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) thanks Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) for their leadership on the resolution designating the week of April 18-24 as National Osteopathic Medicine Week,” said Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, MACOI, FCCP, president of the AOA. “This resolution recognizes the many contributions of osteopathic physicians to the United States healthcare system throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our emphasis on a whole-person approach to healthcare delivery in communities across the country that focuses not just on caring for people when they are sick but on keeping them well.”
The resolution, which was adopted by the United States Senate by unanimous consent, recognizes the significant role that DOs have had in the United States healthcare system since the founding of osteopathic medicine, and the commitment of DOs and osteopathic medical students to improving the health of their communities.
About the AOA
The American Osteopathic Association represents more than 168,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages and funds scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for colleges of osteopathic medicine. To learn more about DOs and osteopathic philosophy of medicine, visit www.thedo.osteopathic.org or www.findado.org.