American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

DO Day on Capitol Hill

DO Day on Capitol Hill
March 20, 2019

About DO Day

DO Day on Capitol Hill, is an exciting opportunity for DOs and osteopathic medical students to come to Washington, D.C. to educate members of Congress and their staff on who DOs are and why osteopathic medicine is so important.

do-day-on-capitol-hill-logo.jpgDO Days are a unique opportunity for DOs and osteopathic medical students to engage with legislators and communicate our positions on important health policy issues in the place where legislation is crafted - Capitol Hill. Physicians and students will have the chance to educate members of Congress and their staff about osteopathic medicine and the matters that affect their profession. Participation in the event is important for the osteopathic community because it demonstrates the profession’s dedication to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine.


The day includes a breakfast briefing to discuss how to best communicate with members of Congress, a review of the issues you will be discussing, and presentations from guest speakers who are active in the health policy world. Past speakers have included members of Congress and the Surgeon General. Following the briefing, you will be directed toward Capitol Hill with your colleagues to meet with your congressional representatives throughout the afternoon.

Learn More

For more information about future DO Days on Capitol Hill, contact Sean Neal at For answers to questions about event requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions about DO Day, visit our FAQ page.


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