The RAAO is the resident branch of the AAO.  Its purpose is to create and cultivate avenues for residents to further develop and promote the osteopathic philosophy.  We aim to help aspiring and current resident physicians maintain their connection with the osteopathic philosophy and to empower said physicians to help those around them understand the osteopathic philosophy. 


The mission of the American Academy of Osteopathy is to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practice and manipulative treatment in patient care. Our aim is for all patients to be aware of and have access to osteopathic medical care and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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  • Have your voice heard and represented to the AAO
  • Early and discounted access to CME and Convocation 
  • Partner with a mentor to help you navigate residency and grow as an osteopathic physician..  See our mentorship page for more information.
  • Leadership opportunities within the AAO.  This includes opportunities  within the RAAO executive counsel and on AAO committees 

If you have any questions, we would love to connect with you.  Please reach out to us at [email protected]

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The AAO is the specialty college for the osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal and manipulative medicine specialty.  Find out more about these residencies, openings, and more about GME training here.



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