Councils and Committees

AACOM Councils provide opportunities for members and constituents to collaborate together, contribute to AACOM projects and initiatives and influence the future of osteopathic medical education.

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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 virtually through AACOM Communities. Learn more about each council:

The Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) is an AACOM membership consisting of individuals working in osteopathic graduate medical education. Its mission is to improve public health, advance excellence in medical residency training and increase the number of graduate medical education programs obtaining Osteopathic Recognition.

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National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educatorsa

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 about NAOME

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators

The Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) is an open-membership society of osteopathic medical educators (faculty and staff) involved in planning and/or providing osteopathic medical education programs along the full continuum of osteopathic medical education.

Learn about SOME



Other AACOM Groups

AACOM hosts online discussion forums for a wide variety of ad hoc committees and other interest groups in AACOM Communities. 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 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 Community (members only)

Closed & Proprietary AACOM Communities

These communities are only available to AACOM Council members or groups of like individuals. 

  • Chairs of Family Medicine
  • Clinical Administrators Group (for those who manage clinical rotations)
  • Clinical Deans
  • Core Competency Liaisons
  • AACOM Council Leadership (AACOM Council officers)

If you are eligible and interested in joining one of these groups, please contact Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA.

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Open Groups for Medical Educators

Request to join a group below. Include your name, title, email, institution, address and phone number