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AACOM Councils

Created by the AACOM Board of Deans, AACOM councils support the work of the association on behalf of all member colleges. Each dean appoints voting members for each council. Council officers or AACOM staff liaisons may also invite non-voting members to participate, as appropriate and according to a council's bylaws. 

Councils typically meet twice a year and collaborate regularly through the AACOMmunities online forum. Click below to learn more about each council:




AACOM Academy

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The National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) is a community of outstanding educators (termed Fellows) who have met rigorous standards of academic excellence within the last five years. Fellows are asked to mentor and support academic excellence and scholarship in the osteopathic medical education profession.

Learn more about NAOME.



Other AACOM Groups

AACOM hosts online discussion forums for a wide variety of ad hoc committees and other interest groups in AACOMmunities. Some have open membership and some are by invitation only. 



AACOM Governance 

  • Board of Deans
    As AACOM's governing body, the Board of Deans determines the policies and manages the affairs and activities of the association. 
    BOD roster  |  BOD Community (members only)  
  • Assembly of Presidents
    The Assembly of Presidents provides guidance to the Board of Deans on all matters, financial and otherwise, that impact the association's member colleges.
    AOP roster  |  AOP Community (members only)