FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2015
First-Ever Standalone Office Opens in D.C.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today the Office of Government Relations (GR) in the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is opening a new Capitol Hill office at 500 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 380, Washington, D.C. 20001. The new space is conveniently located just one block from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and within easy walking distance to Union Station and other points of interest.
“This groundbreaking move is the first of its kind for AACOM and presents a powerful opportunity for us to advance a robust legislative agenda
on behalf of the osteopathic medical education (OME) community as we prepare to enter the 2nd session of the 114th Congress,” said Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, President and CEO of AACOM. “The opening of a new D.C. office location is a historic development for the OME community, underscores the dramatic growth of osteopathic medicine, and is yet another reminder that this distinct form of medical practice is positioned to change the future of U.S. health care.”
AACOM’s main office will remain in its current location at 5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 310, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
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 44 teaching locations in 29 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. AACOMprovides leadership for the osteopathic medical education community by promoting excellence in medical education, research and service, and by fostering innovation and quality across the continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the American public.