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Learn more about organizations that support osteopathic medicine

From funding innovative research to providing access to health care around the world, these organizations are driven to support DOs and their work.

Thank you for your membership with the AOA. If you have questions about your membership or would like to pay by phone, please call the AOA Customer Resource Center at (312) 202-8000. Select an option below to learn more about the organizations supported by your membership in the AOA.

American Osteopathic Association

To renew your membership with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). If you have any questions or would like to pay by phone, call the AOA Member Resource Center at (312) 202-8000, or renew online at osteopathic.org. AOA membership is based on a calendar year, from Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2024.

The AOA is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please note for tax purposes that AOA membership dues may be deductible as a business expense. The AOA estimates that 4% of your membership dues is used for the AOA’s lobbying activities and is therefore not deductible for income tax purposes. We suggest you retain a copy of this statement for your records and consult with your tax advisor.

American Osteopathic Information Association

The American Osteopathic Information Association (AOIA) supports the osteopathic profession through advocacy, member-focused resources, strategic partnerships and data driven innovation. AOIA manages AOA Profiles, the #1 trusted source for verifying DO credentials, allowing members to electronically send their AOA Profile to state licensing boards at no cost. AOIA offers online learning CME programs as well as Member Value services to meet physicians’ professional, lifestyle and career needs. The Physician Services Department of AOIA supports members with billing, coding, documentation and payer relations issues.

American Osteopathic Foundation


For almost 75 years, the American Osteopathic Foundation has invested philanthropic resources and provided support that uplifts the entire field. We are proud to be its heart.

With each passing year, our heartbeat grows stronger as we support, encourage, and inspire hundreds of students from across the country through our grants and scholarship programs. It grows stronger as we invest in our professionals conducting innovative research that will change the course of modern medicine. It grows stronger as we advance Osteopathic outreach in underserved communities. And it grows stronger as we pay tribute to the leaders, innovators, and shining stars within the Osteopathic profession.

Your donation directly impacts our ability to touch so many lives through:

  • Educational Scholarships
  • Research Grants and Fellowships
  • Community Service Grants
  • International Humanitarian Outreach Grants
  • Osteopathic Recognition Awards

Together, with the generosity of our donors and the strength and vision of our many partners, the American Osteopathic Foundation will continue to advance this outstanding profession, making a positive, impactful difference in the communities we serve—locally, nationally, and across the globe.

Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association

The Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting and promoting the osteopathic medical profession. Through scholarships, the Advocates also actively support students training to be osteopathic physicians.

Visit advocates4dos.org to learn more about our philanthropic events, including the AAOA Fun Run during OMED 2023.


The world is our clinic.

Become a DOCARE International member with your tax-deductible gift of $67.

Visit www.docareintl.org to learn more


Student Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation

The student-led and student-governed SOMA Foundation, with the support of the American Osteopathic Foundation, offers scholarships, grants, and awards for Osteopathic medical students as part of Its commitment to the education and professional development of Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) members. Your generous donation provides scholarships and allows Osteopathic medical students to take patient-centered care beyond their campuses to make an impact in their communities.

Visit somafoundation.org to learn more about our scholarships, grants and service projects.

State & Specialty Osteopathic Medical Associations

The AOA encourages all DOs to participate in organizations that are affiliated with the osteopathic medical profession. For your convenience, if your state osteopathic medical association is shown on your invoice, you may join the organization by adding those membership dues to your AOA invoice payment. For more information about an affiliated organization of the osteopathic community, including programs and services offered by your state society, please visit osteopathic.org/about/affiliated-organizations.

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