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The following documents and resources help guide the work of the AOA's governing bodies, affirm DOs' commitment to the practice of osteopathic medicine and provide professional guidance on strategic goals and ethical issues.
Mission: To advance the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.
Vision: To be the professional home for all physicians who practice osteopathically.
The AOA’s multi-phase strategic plan supports the three overarching goals we plan to accomplish by 2025.
Consistent with the requirements for amending the Constitution of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), proposed amendments to the AOA Bylaws are available for review prior to the Special Meeting of the AOA House of Delegates (HOD), which will occur Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, and Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, virtually.
The AOA Constitution and Bylaws outline the policies and processes that govern the association.
The Administrative Guide describes roles and responsibilities of the AOA’s officials, committees, departments, bureaus and employees.
The Code of Ethics provides guidance for physicians in the area of medical ethics and professional responsibilities.
Approved by the AOA House of Delegates, the Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine express the underlying philosophy behind the osteopathic approach to care.
Affirm your commitment to provide compassionate, quality care.
The official osteopathic oath was adopted by the osteopathic medical profession in 1954.