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Programs & Initiatives

Apply for AACOM's highly competitive Research Grant Program to receive up to $10,000 in funding! Topics related to workforce issues—such as the implications of the expansion of osteopathic medical colleges, branch campuses, additional teaching sites and class sizes—are of increasing interest. The primary investigator must be affiliated with an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine. Applications are due January 31, 2023.

Leadership & Awards

The National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) is accepting fellowship applications! NAOME fellows promote excellence in osteopathic medical education at all levels—undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. NAOME encourages applicants to to help guide them through the application process. Application materials are due January 6, 2023.

Nominations for the 2023 AOGME Awards are now being accepted. There are three categories of awards: Leadership, Special Lifetime Achievement and Special Award of Appreciation. Awardees will be recognized at Educating Leaders 2023, the AACOM Annual Conference. Nominations are due on December 30, 2022.

Medical Education

This year’s celebration takes place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, with the theme of “Advancing Behavioral Health Equity in Rural Communities.” Behavioral healthcare remains a challenge in many rural communities due to stigma, lack of transportation, reimbursement issues and limited workforce. This year's highlights include innovative ways rural communities address these challenges and expand access to behavioral healthcare services for those who need them the most.

News Briefs

CORP Webinars

AACOM's Council on Residency Placement (CORP) will host a CV building webinar geared to helping medical students succeed in residency. The webinar will take place on November 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Join the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) on December 7 at 2:00 PM ET to hear about the recent winners of the 2022 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award. Honorees from the University of North Florida will their project, OspreyPERCH, a student learning and service program implemented to identify and address unmet student mental health needs. IPEC will also discuss the 2023 award cycle.


AACOM will be attending the Health Professions Week virtual fair tonight at 5:00 PM ET. Osteopathic medicine representatives, as well as the other participating profession representatives, will host break out rooms for presentations, Q&A sessions, current student panels, current profession panels and more! The event is a nationwide collaboration between today’s healthcare and education organizations designed to provide reliable, accessible resources to explore careers in the health professions.

Campus Roundup

You’ll also read about TouroCOM’s Diversity and Inclusion Recognition, WVSOM’s Rural Health Conference and PCOM Georgia’s Diwali celebration.

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