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: 



 News for Osteopathic Medical Students


Visualize Your Future With Interactive Career Compass Tool
Aug. 18: Check out the Career Compass for guidance that spans the first year of osteopathic medical school through your debut as a practicing physician. Create a personalized timeline to help you achieve yearly goals, share tips and questions with other students and DOs, and get involved with the osteopathic medical profession. Get started with the Career Compass (member login required).

AOA House of Delegates Approves Single GME Accreditation System
July 24: When it's fully implemented in July 2020, the single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system will allow graduates of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools to complete residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs. Read more.

Special Report: Single GME to Ensure Quality Training & Improved Health Care
April 30: The JAOA recently published an article written by Boyd R. Buser, DO, focusing on the strengths in a new single GME accreditation system. Read more.​ 

Student Fact Sheet About Single GME Accreditation System
March 19: Find the most updated facts and information regarding the single GME accreditation system. Make sure to view the fact sheet just for students!


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