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Osteopathic Organizations


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.

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Select an option below to learn more about the organizations supported by your membership in the AOA:

American Osteopathic Association

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 3.58% of your membership dues is used for the AOA’s lobbying activities and is therefore not deductible for income tax purposes. We suggest that you retain a copy of this statement for your records and consult with your tax advisor. To learn more about the AOA’s Physician Data Policy, see the AOA’s Privacy Policy.

American Osteopathic Information Association

The American Osteopathic Information Association (AOIA) works to advance the use of information technology in the practice of osteopathic medicine. In conjunction with the AOA, the group offers a variety of Member Value Services designed to meet your clinical, financial and lifestyle needs, and manages the AOA Physician Profiles Service. Members (at no cost) may electronically send their profile to state licensing boards to verify credentials.

The AOIA is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. AOIA dues have been set at $10 per year. Please note for tax purposes that AOIA membership dues may be deductible as a business expense. The AOIA estimates that the non-deductible portion of its dues used for lobbying expenses is 0%. We suggest you retain a copy of this statement for your records and consult with your tax advisor.

American Osteopathic Foundation

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), known as the philanthropic “heart” of the osteopathic profession, has been supporting programs and services that promote osteopathic medicine and enhance patient-centered care for nearly 70 years. Through the thoughtful allocation of our donors’ contributions, the AOF has grown its grant program to include student scholarships, research and humanitarian grants, clinical excellence awards, community engagement activities and international outreach.

Contributions from individuals like you help to ensure the AOF remains a strong, vibrant organization poised to address the needs of our growing profession. The AOF supports the philanthropic programs of affiliate organizations, including the AAOA, DOCARE and SOMA, and funds innovative research that bring new discoveries to light. Together, we will continue to advance this outstanding profession and make a positive, impactful difference in the communities we serve. The AOF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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, AAOA also actively supports students training to become osteopathic physicians.



DOCARE International, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, brings medical care and education to underserved communities around the world. Join your fellow osteopathic physicians and students who participate in DOCARE’s medical outreach trips and support the organization’s clinics in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Kenya. Become a DOCARE member with your tax-deductible $67 gift and help make the world a healthier place, one patient at a time.


Student Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation

The SOMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) committed to the education and professional development of Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) members. Your generous donation provides scholarships and allows osteopathic medical students to extend patient-centered care beyond their campuses to make an impact in their communities.


State Osteopathic Medical Associations

The AOA encourages all DOs to participate in organizations that are affiliated with the osteopathic profession. For your convenience, if your state osteopathic medical association is shown on this invoice, you may join the organization by adding those membership dues to your AOA invoice payment. Please visit your state society’s website for information on their programs and services.

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