This website is the “home” for the Osteopathic Profession. The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for DOs, and houses the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities. The AOA’s mission is to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine by promoting excellence in education, research, and the delivery of quality, cost-effective healthcare within a distinct, unified profession.
Health Career Explorer
ExploreHealthCareers.org provides students with a free, reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions. This includes information on and links to health-related education/training programs, financial aid resources, specialized learning opportunities and current issues in health care.
The undergraduate division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).
The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Students exploring or planning a career in medicine should seek out the health professions advisor on their campus to assist them. This website offers valuable resources and articles as well as volunteer advisors to help you on your path to a career in medicine.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
The National Area Health Education Center Organization
NAO is a nationwide network of health professionals and programs for recruiting, training and connecting students to careers in the various health professions.
The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc.
The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc., better known by its website name, OldPreMeds.org or simply OPM, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional/pre-professional society and educational conduit for nontraditional students who seek to become physicians. For those whose path to medicine is not the traditional high school to college to medical school, OPMs mission is to assist and advise on how to successfully prepare, apply and succeed in both medical schools and residency training programs.