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NOM Week

Raising Awareness

Show your DO pride during National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Celebrate the osteopathic medical profession and the distinctive care DOs provide.

April 14-20, 2019

National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week brings members of the osteopathic family together in pursuit of one common goal: Raising awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities big and small throughout the country.

Get involved

You can participate in NOM week by joining your fellow DOs and medical students in the following activities:

  • Support the Doctors That DO campaign

    Now in its third year, the AOA's Doctors That DO campaign features real DOs who are making a difference in the lives of their patients each day.

  • Educate your patients

    Although awareness of osteopathic medicine is growing by leaps and bounds, some patients may not fully understand the osteopathic approach to care. Check out our online store for a wide selection of brochures designed to educate consumers about DOs and osteopathic medicine.

  • Practice your elevator pitch

    Educate your patients and the public about osteopathic medicine with our customized elevator pitch: 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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