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Websites

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s website provides information on the osteopathic medical schools across the United States, including information on location, admissions and the application process. The site’s "Become and Osteopathic Physician" pages are especially designed for the applicant, highlighting the osteopathic medical education experience, financial information, the application process, and recruitment and open house events.

The DO online magazine is published by the American Osteopathic Association. Stay connected to and current with the osteopathic medical profession.

ExploreHealthCareers.org gives students a free, reliable and 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.

AACOM Application Service's Facebook page 

AACOM’s Facebook page 

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 National Area Health Education Center Organization is a network of health professionals and programs established around the nation for recruiting, training, and connecting students to careers in the various health professions.

Pre-SOMA Facebook page is the national organization for premedical students interested in osteopathic medicine.

The Canadian Osteopathic Medical Student Association is dedicated to spreading awareness of osteopathic medicine throughout Canada, and helping Canadians realize their dream of practicing medicine.

The American Osteopathic Association is the largest organization representing the osteopathic profession. This website provides general information about the profession and current information on what is happening on the political level.

Directory of State Osteopathic Medical Associations  Each state is served by a local osteopathic medical association. In addition to assisting their members and the osteopathic profession in a variety of ways, the local associations can also help you find an osteopathic physician (DO) in your area.

Pre-SOMA is the undergraduate division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), which is the student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Pre-SOMA’s mission is to promote osteopathic medicine, increase the number of applicants to osteopathic medical schools, support aspiring osteopathic physicians at all levels of education, and continue the proud legacy of osteopathic medicine. Pre-SOMA provides assistance with finding shadowing and mentoring opportunities in your area and periodic informational updates from National SOMA, including access to the National SOMA newsletter. On this website, pre-medical students will learn how to a establish Pre-SOMA at their school.

Publications

An Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
by Eileen DiGiovanna, DO, and Stanley Schiowitz, DO
A text that organizes currently taught concepts and techniques, this book serves as a reference for osteopathic medical students.

The Autobiography of A.T. Still by Andrew Taylor Still
(Reprinted by the AOA.)
First published in 1908, this book, by the founder of osteopathic medicine, discusses his life.

A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine, For Students, By Students
by Patrick Wu and Jonathan Siu
This comprehensive guide, written by current osteopathic medical students, is designed to help aspiring physicians understand osteopathic medicine and the path to becoming an osteopathic physician. Free download available on AACOM's bookstore.

The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America
by Norman Gevitz, PhD
This book seeks to provide the first comprehensive portrait of the profession, focusing on the impact of ideas and institutions in promoting its early development in the last quarter of the 19th century, as well as in effecting subsequent changes within its belief system, educational program and scope of practice.

Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine
The official textbook for the osteopathic profession. Contains information on how osteopathic theory and methods are incorporated in every aspect of medicine.

Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology
by the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
A glossary that presents important and frequently used words, terms and phrases of the osteopathic profession. Available on AACOM's bookstore. 

The Lengthening Shadow of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still
by Arthur G. Hildreth and A. E. Van Vleck
A 1942 account of the life and work of the founder of osteopathic medicine.

Osteopathic Medicine: Past and Present
by G. A. Walter, BS, DO Ed (Hon.)
A 19-page pamphlet that gives an historical account of osteopathy, its roots and its founder, A.T. Still. The work also provides information regarding the status of osteopathic medicine in the United States in 1981.

Osteopathic Medicine–An American Reformation
by George W. Northup, DO
A short book that tells the story of A.T. Still and the beginnings of osteopathy. A good overview of the profession in the 1890s.

Osteopathic Medicine–A Reformation in Progress
by R. Michael Gallagher, DO, FACOFP, and Frederick J. Humphrey, II, DO, FACN
An authoritative work discussing the past, present and future challenges facing osteopathic medicine as well as its philosophical tenets and clinical contributions.

Osteopathic Principles and Practice
by Michael Kuchera, DO, FAAO, and William Kuchera, DO, FAAO
A text that presents osteopathic philosophy, treatment methods and techniques.

Journals

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
The scientific journal of osteopathic medicine, published by the American Osteopathic Association.