Show the world you are #DOProud by spotlighting the osteopathic profession during National Osteopathic Medicine Week.
Happy National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week! This year’s observance, set for April 18-24, is dedicated to celebrating the osteopathic medical profession and raising awareness about the distinctiveness of osteopathic medicine. The event brings together nearly 135,000 osteopathic physicians and 34,000 osteopathic medical students from across the country with a common goal: celebrating and sharing the unique body, mind, spirit approach DOs bring to health care.
This year marks 130 years since osteopathic medicine was founded the country’s first osteopathic medical school opened in 1892. Today, the osteopathic profession continues to chart record-breaking growth and expansion with each passing year. DOs account for approximately 11.5% of all physicians in the United States and one quarter of all medical school graduates. Moreover, DOs hold some of the most prominent positions in medicine, including overseeing care for the President of the United States, the NASA medical team, Olympic athletes and many who serve in the uniformed services.
In honor of 130 years of osteopathic distinctiveness, we’ll be sharing historic milestones and artifacts on social media and The DO as part of our NOM Week celebration. Follow #NOMWeek on social media to accompany us on a journey through the history of osteopathic medicine.
DOs and osteopathic medical students are the heart and soul of the osteopathic medical profession, and NOM Week is the perfect time to extend gratitude to a DO who helped shape the physician or medical student you are today. During NOM Week, take the opportunity to pay tribute to a DO who has impacted your life as part of our #ThankaDO campaign. Be sure to use #ThankaDO and #NOMWeek.
For DOs, osteopathic medical students and supporters:
For osteopathic affiliate organizations:
It’s National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week! Take a moment this week to thank one of the 168,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students dedicated to providing patients with distinctive whole-person care for the body, mind and spirit. #NOMWeek #ThankaDO
Is there a DO who played an instrumental role in helping you become a physician or navigating your career? Recognize them as part of National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week using #ThankaDO and #NOMWeek.