American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Where Can I Go for Help?

OGME Development Initiative Assistance

For assistance with the Initiative including how to start a training program in a specific osteopathic specialty, please contact the OGME Development Initiative at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262), or send an email to

Specialty College Modules

The Initiative's corps of consultants includes specialty college representatives knowledgeable about starting new training programs in their specialty. To provide further assistance, the specialty colleges have developed key information about starting new programs in their specialties. Select a module below to receive information specific to an osteopathic specialty college.

OPTI Assistance

For services offered by the OPTIs, contact the OPTI partners.

AODME Assistance

For the national membership organization of osteopathic medical educators, contact the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME). Looking for a director of medical education or program director? You may want to consider placing a classified ad on the AODME website.

Predoctoral Education Assistance

For information about osteopathic predoctoral education (medical school), contact the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine or their national association, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.