Bipartisan Senate Resolution Celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine Week 2023

Published May 02, 2023

By AACOM Government Relations

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On April 17, 2023, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of April 17-23, 2023, as National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week. NOM Week recognizes the service and dedication of DOs and schools of osteopathic medicine nationwide. Read the full text of the resolution

“Today, 25 percent of all medical students are attending osteopathic medical schools, a number projected to grow to 30 percent by the end of the decade. As AACOM celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, we thank Senators Manchin, Wicker, Capito, Heinrich and Grassley for their leadership and continued support of osteopathic medicine. National Osteopathic Medicine Week brings important visibility to the holistic, whole-person care that doctors of osteopathic medicine provide to patients in West Virginia and across the nation.” -Robert A. Cain, DO, AACOM president and CEO.