American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Medical Students


AOA Membership

​​Residency Match

Exam Prep

  • Prepare for the COMLEX-Level 2 PE and CE exams.

Financial Planning

  • The American Osteopathic Foundation offers scholarships, grants and awards.

  • Scholarships and grants are also available through the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) Foundation.
  • The National Health Service Corps provides scholarships and loan repayment opportunities for future DOs who practice primary care in underserved areas after completing residency.

  • Joining the military's Health Professions Scholarship Program is another way to cut your med school debt. Recipients typically owe one year of active duty service for each year of support they receive.

  • Learn about student loan repayment options in The DO.


  • Try these self-care ideas from Council of Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Mental Health Task Force.

  • Connect with mental health resources at your medical school.

  • Take part in the OMS Day of Wellness, held each spring.

Leadership and Networking

Advocacy and Service



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