American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Medical Students

The AOA serves as a professional resource for more than 21,000 osteopathic medical students at 30 colleges of osteopathic medicine throughout the U.S. Select an option below to find resources just for you: 



 Featured Video: All It Takes is H.E.A.R.T.


The AOA is collaborating with the Erikson Institute to develop an online curriculum for DOs who specialize in family practice, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. DOs and osteopathic medical students who complete three training modules will be eligible to receive a certificate in early childhood development from Erikson Institute. Read more.


 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


Allopathic GME programs seek to attract DO candidates by obtaining osteopathic recognition
Nov. 30, 2015: Two MDs and a DO who lead ACGME-accredited residency programs discuss the value of incorporating osteopathic principles. READ MORE

Why I want to be a pediatric oncologist
Nov. 17, 2015: Payal Aggarwal, a third-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, shares experiences from the memorable week that convinced her she'd found her future calling. READ MORE

CV 101: 6 career-boosting ways to put your best foot forward
Nov. 17, 2015: When writing your first medical school CV, stand out from the crowd by focusing on unique experiences and peer recognition. Knowing what not to include in your CV is also key, DOs say. READ MORE

Say what? 4 ways to break down medical jargon for your patients
Nov. 6, 2015: Communicating with patients is one of the most critical elements of practicing osteopathic medicine. Using common words and phrases instead of complex medical terms and acronyms can help. READ MORE


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