about Resident American Academy of Osteopathy (rAAO)

ABout RAAO

The Resident American Academy of Osteopathy (previously the Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy) is a membership section of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). It was developed to serve osteopathic resident physicians in postgraduate training.

The goals of the RAAO are:

  • to promote utilization and continued education of osteopathic principles and practice (OPP) in postgraduate training programs;
  • to provide a network for interns and residents interested in OPP;
  • to identify interns and residents at the annual AAO Convocation;
  • to provide a platform for interns’ and residents’ issues at the AAO; and
  • to provide AAO representation for interns and residents at the AOA level.

Membership in the RAAO is open to osteopathic medical graduates currently receiving internship or residency training in any specialty. Click here for membership rates.

As a member of the RAAO you are entitled to all the membership benefits of the American Academy of Osteopathy. In addition, RAAO members enjoy the following benefits:

RAAO Member Benefits

  • Members enjoy lower fees for AAO CME courses and Convocation.
  • The Academy’s large network of over 1,000 new physicians and RAAO members provide information and support for the various challenges faced in the ever-evolving medical field. Join in the conversation at Facebook, in person at Convocation or at other conventions such as the AOA OMED or state and local organizations.
  • For residents who are interested in doing a +1 year in NMM, there is no better opportunity to become familiar with the programs, get to know the program directors and begin establishing contacts who can help you get the NMM+1 program that is right for you.
  • RAAO membership provides opportunities to develop osteopathic research projects during residency with access to the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee and the Foundation for Osteopathic Research and Continuous Education (FORCE).
  • The RAAO Mentor Program, open to all AAO members but focused on residents, is an excellent opportunity to share your recently acquired wisdom with medical students facing challenges you recently experienced.
  • Your exceptional work in the field of osteopathic medicine may be rewarded with the AAO Resident of the Year Award.
  • The RAAO maintains a list of AAO member physicians who accept residents to come and work with them during a rotation away from their programs. This is referred to as the Resident Osteopathic Away Rotations (ROAR) list.

If you have any questions about membership, leadership positions or issues related to postgraduate OMT, feel free to contact the AAO or email the RAAO chair at paaochair@gmail.com.

News

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, Named 2018 Resident of the Year

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the 2018 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas.

Sidney N. Dunn Receives AAO's Academy Award

Sidney N. Dunn of Carmel, Indiana, is the 2018 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician.

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, Honored by Committee on Fellowship

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Dallas. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service Award is presented to fellows who have distinguished themselves in contributions to osteopathic literature; development of osteopathic theories, methods or procedures; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO; public relations; service to public health; or osteopathic medical economics and advocacy.