AAO - Leaders in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The American Academy of Osteopathy is an osteopathic medical society with a focused educational mission. Founded in 1937, the AAO was established to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.

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Physicians

Stay abreast of industry news and connect with other osteopathic physicians at continuing medical education events nationwide or online.

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Residents

Residents and interns stay connected with their colleagues and have input in the Academy’s governance.

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Students

Chapters at each osteopathic medical school encourage students to get involved in osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathic principles and practice.

What is an Osteopathic physician?

Osteopathic physicians (DOs) attend fully licensed medical schools just like MDs, but in addition to the standard medical curriculum, DOs learn how to approach patients differently, treating the whole person rather than the symptoms. In addition, some DOs specialize in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), using their hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, they will move your muscles and joints with a variety of techniques, including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

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News

Know Before You Go, Convo19 edition

Our 2019 Convocation is just around the corner, and it promises to be an excellent event. Here are just a few things we wanted to bring to your attention before you travel to Orlando. 

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day 2019

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day, Feb. 3, and save on selected items in the AAO's online store.

Giving Tuesday Is Nov. 27

Help AAO knock out its fundraising goal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages people to prioritize charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping season.