Life + Career Osteopathic Research

Osteopathic Research

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Advance your career through evidence-based osteopathic research

Research is one of the AOA's top strategic priorities—and an excellent way to contribute to the evidence base supporting osteopathic medicine.

Osteopathic researchers make valuable contributions that are advancing health care in the U.S. and beyond. Whether you are a novice or seasoned researcher, the AOA offers a wealth of tools and resources to expand the evidence base supporting the osteopathic approach to care. Select an option below to learn more about available opportunities.


Learn about five AOA research priorities demonstrating the value of osteopathic medicine

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AOA Research Focus Areas

Explore AOA research grants and funding opportunities for physicians, medical students & PhDs

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Research grants & funding

Share a research presentation, present a research abstract or participate in the OMED poster session

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AOA Research Track

Find out why osteopathic medical school is the ideal time to gain early exposure to the world of research

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Student guide to research


Video: How to research

Whether it’s patient care, basic science or medical education that grabs your interest, research offers a means of digging into your biggest questions about medicine. In this video, JAOA director Audrey Lusher explains how to get started in research, from formulating a question to choosing the format of your project. Check out more from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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