AOA - AACOM Collaboration
on the Future of Osteopathic Medical Education

For decades, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have worked together on issues of concern to the nation’s osteopathic medical profession. Over the past several years, however, the two organizations have embarked on deliberative efforts to gather representatives from across the osteopathic profession and the osteopathic medical education community to explore current issues and various health care futures, and determine how osteopathic medical education should respond and evolve. This site includes materials about and emanating from those efforts, as well as relevant background information for visitors.

The site includes information about:

    “Growth and Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education:  Framing the Future”
    In November 2007, representatives from osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medical education gathered to evaluate and address the impact of increasing numbers of osteopathic graduates on the provision of osteopathic graduate medical education (OGME) in the context of overall graduate medical education in the United States.

    Based on issues identified in the AOA / AACOM Osteopathic Medical Education Study (Teitelbaum, et al) and topics identified by AOA and AACOM education committees, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Medical Education Summit I made more than 60 policy recommendations to strengthen osteopathic education in four areas:  Quality, Workforce, Funding, and Recruitment.