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View open opportunities for osteopathic physicians, medical students and supporters of the profession.

The American Osteopathic Association offers many opportunities for osteopathic physicians, medical students, affiliate organizations and supporters of the profession to get involved through leadership, advocacy and volunteerism. This page will be updated frequently with new information regarding available opportunities.

Select an option below to learn more about how you can make an impact.

AOA Bureaus, Committees & Councils

President-elect Giaimo

The appointment process for volunteer leadership positions has opened for 2021-22. AOA President-elect Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, MACOI, FCCP, is seeking volunteer leaders to serve on important governance bodies that help shape AOA programs and policies.

Members of the osteopathic professional family and AOA affiliated groups are encouraged to apply to serve on an AOA Bureau, Committee, or Council. View descriptions of all B/C/Cs. All applications must be submitted by Saturday, May 1, 2021. Appointment notifications will be sent via email in August 2021.

Please contact nominations@osteopathic.org with any questions.

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AOA Certifying Boards

The AOA’s certifying boards are actively searching for AOA-certified osteopathic physicians to assist in the following roles:

  • Board Members
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Examiners

Board Members are charged with helping establish and maintain high standards for certification of osteopathic physicians. They may be required to participate in writing exam items and in administering board exams. Participation on the board requires attendance at in-person meetings (travel expenses are reimbursed by the AOA) and conference calls as needed. Board members will receive CME for writing items, attending exam-related meetings and administering exams.

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) work closely with board members and staff to develop exam items. Individuals who participate in exam writing will be required to complete AOA-provided item writing training. Physicians who participate in exam construction will earn CME.

Examiners assist the board in the administration of written, oral and clinical examinations. Examiners may need to attend an orientation prior to serving. Examiners will receive CME credits for administering exams.

If you’re interested in representing the osteopathic profession through one of these leadership roles, please complete a brief online application.

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