Representing more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students in the U.S.
In addition to advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine, the AOA promotes public health, encourages scientific research, serves as the primary certifying body for DOs and acts as the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools. Learn more about DOs and their unique approach to care.
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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures
Patients who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
U.S.-trained DOs gain recognition across Africa
The Association of Medical Councils of Africa granted the AOA’s request to recognize U.S.-trained DOs as fully licensed physicians with practice rights in 20 African countries.
Gen X, older millennials are drinking too much and underestimate the impact on their health, addiction specialists warn
A new poll from the AOA shows one-third (33%) of U.S. adults aged 35-44 would be flagged for problem drinking.
America’s frontline physicians speak out on Administration’s position on Texas v. United States
The AOA joined other health care leaders in calling out the Administration’s decision that will place the health care of millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing health care conditions, in jeopardy.
Student loan forgiveness programs driving physicians to primary care
Debt assistance is crucial to mitigating shortfall in physician workforce, according to new research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
AOA names Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as Chief Executive Officer
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, is pleased to announce that its board of trustees has appointed Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as chief executive officer.
on the rise
There are now more than 114,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) in the United States, with over half practicing in primary care.