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.

Residents

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

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.

News

AAO Seeks Next AAOJ Editor-in-chief

Are you dedicated to advancing the principles of osteopathic medicine? Do you have a passion for research? Do you have the drive to make The AAO Journal an outstanding resource for the osteopathic community? If so, you might have the qualifications the AAO is looking for in the next editor-in-chief of The AAO Journal.

AAO Successfully Advocates for AOBNMM Certification at COMS

In accord with the AAO's advocacy efforts in March, the finalized COCA standards recommend that OMM/OPP Department chairs should be certified by AOBNMM.

Scholar 7: A Guide to Research Development for the Osteopathic Profession

Scholar 7 is a series of online modules that will help users develop research.