FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2016
Senior Media Specialist
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, today issued the following statement of support for the AOA National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week.
“To emphasize and celebrate the importance of osteopathic medicine and its contributions to our nation’s health care system, AACOM proudly recognizes National Osteopathic Medicine Week, April 17-23. This event aims to rally support from members across the osteopathic medical community with the goal of increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and spotlight the work of osteopathic physicians (DOs) across the United States.
“AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine are actively involved in this effort, and consistently work to educate their local and digital communities about osteopathic medical education and practice. Please share your NOM Week moments via Twitter with @AACOMmunities and @AOAforDOs by using the hashtags #NOMWeek2016, #DoctorsthatDO, and #ProudDO.”
For more information and to get involved with NOM Week, visit the AOA NOM Week web page.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents the 31 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 46 teaching locations in 31 states. In the 2015-16 academic year, these colleges are educating over 26,100 future physicians—more than 20 percent of all U.S. medical students. Six of the colleges are public and 25 are private institutions.
AACOM was founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. AACOM’s mission is to promote excellence in osteopathic medical education, in research and in service, and to foster innovation and quality among osteopathic medical colleges to improve the health of the American public.