American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Interns and Residents


AOA Membership

Residency and Exam Prep

Financial Planning

  • Get discounted assistance on student loan refinancing from Doctors without Quarters, a benefit available to AOA members.

  • Check out the grants and awards available from the American Osteopathic Foundation.

  • The National Health Service Corps offers loan repayment opportunities for DOs who practice primary care in underserved areas after completing residency. Some states run similar programs.

  • Becoming a military physician is another way to reduce your medical school debt. Residents in certain specialties can apply after completing their intern year, and board-certified and licensed physicians can apply anytime.

  • Learn about student loan repayment options in The DO.


Caring for Patients

Leadership and Networking

Advocacy and Service