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Supporting osteopathic medicine

Make connections, build new skills and raise awareness of osteopathic medicine

As you launch your medical career, gain experience through leadership and networking opportunities within the osteopathic medical profession.

Now that you have DO after your name, it’s time to help pay it forward by supporting your new profession. Whether it’s writing a letter to a member of Congress, supporting your state osteopathic affiliate or networking with industry leaders at OMED, there are many ways you can help advance osteopathic medicine.


As a resident, you can get involved by:

  • Applying for an AOA leadership position

    You can gain leadership skills by serving on an AOA Bureau, Council or Committee, including the Bureau of Emerging Leaders.

  • Serving your state or specialty

    Learn more about governance by joining your state osteopathic affiliate and specialty college.

  • Attending OMED

    A customized resident track at OMED offers mentoring and networking opportunities with industry leaders, career planning sessions and other tools to guide your career.

  • Promoting osteopathic medicine

    Support the AOA's Doctors That DO campaign by promoting the campaign on your social media pages. You also can increase awareness by taking part in National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week, held each April.

  • Advocating for the profession

    Participate in physician lobbying days through your local and state medical societies, and educate members of Congress about osteopathic medicine during the AOA's DO Day on Capitol Hill.

  • Giving back

    Help children with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders make summer camp memories by sharing your talents as a volunteer at a camp hosted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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