Coronavirus Resource Center

We provide this resource site as a way of sharing official information, scientific information, and detailing how osteopathic medical schools are participating in public health and educational activities.

The disease, COVID-19 is caused by SARS Coronavirus 2. 

The risk of this new pathogen affecting health care workers and disrupting the ability of COMs to function is a real possibility 

Health care workers have been noted to be at particular risk, making identification of viral shedding and spread important information to share with osteopathic medical students and faculty. 

The disease is defined differently in China and elsewhere. While a positive PCR test is the gold standard for viral disease in general, some have gone to syndromic definition of flu-like symptoms with pneumonia, and others with imaging consistent with viral pneumonia caused by SARS Coronavirus 2. 


COVID-19 Sessions from Educating Leaders 2020 - the AACOM Annual Conference

CARES Act Webinar: The Law's Impact on OME

CDC and WHO Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak and has all of the latest news and updates.

World Health Organization

On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.

WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

Additional Resources

Interactive web-based dashboard  hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, to visualize and track reported cases in real-time

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

Updates from HHS including statements from Secretary Azar and HHS actions in regards to COVID-19

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Projections for medical needs including hospital beds and projected loss of life from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Resources for the Medical Education Community

ACGME Updates and Guidance Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Resident/Fellow Education and Training in the United States

The AMA encourages physicians to stay up to date on this fast-moving situation and has provided COVID-19 resources for doctors, other health professionals and the public. The AMA will provide continual updates.

As the number of cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rise internationally, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recommends that all surgeons continue to monitor the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates and information about it.

As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread domestically and abroad, the AOA’s top priority remains supporting the needs of the nation’s 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students. We have assembled the following resources to help you navigate the global health crisis—whether you are caring for patients as a frontline provider or supporting in other ways. This page will be regularly updated as new information and resources become available in the days ahead.

  • In light of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical education, travel restrictions, and public health, the SF Match is currently reviewing potential changes in the timeline for the 2020-21 ophthalmology match cycle. An announcement will be made in the near future.

Peer Reviewed Papers on COVID-19

Wellness Resources

Transition to Residency


Media Inquiries

Joseph Shapiro
Director of Media Relations

From Our COMs

Why is it taking so long to develop a coronavirus vaccine?
Valerie Cadet, PhD (Infectious Disease) - PCOM

Store shelves wiped clean? Here’s how you can make homemade hand sanitizer
James Palmieri, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology) - VCOM

Coronavirus prevention tips from an infectious diseases specialist.

Rani Bright, MBBS, HCLD (Infectious Disease) - PCOM

Should I be concerned about coronavirus? Hear from our experts.

Diana Cervantes, DO (Public Health) - UNTHSC

NSU - Home to Coronavirus Expert
Bindu Mayi, PhD (microbiology) from KP-NSU

Coronavirus, questions and answers: What can you do to protect yourself?
Brian Harper, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Academic Health Centers at NYIT-COM

What is the Coronavirus and how can you protect yourself?
Jonathan Crosbie, DO at DMU COM