AACOM is strongly committed to the well-being of trainees, clinicians, staff, and all health professionals within a healthy learning environment.
As the unifying voice in osteopathic medical education, AACOM represents and supports its member colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) and clinical education partners in preparing osteopathic physicians who are ready to meet the evolving health care needs of our society. In addition to being a sponsor of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, AACOM is engaged in efforts to decrease clinician burnout through medical education excellence, research, and interprofessional collaboration. View a few of our wellness-related initiatives below or read our statement on Clinician Wellness.
The Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy - (POMEE)
The Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy (POMEE), sponsored by AACOM and the American Osteopathic Association in collaboration between the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and the Cleveland Clinic. This project is the first study of empathy in osteopathic medical education in the United States at this level of national scale and scope.
Learn more by visiting the POMEE web page.
Presentations and Articles
COSGP Mental Health Awareness Task Force
AACOM’s Council of Student Government President (COSGP) continues to reach new milestones with its Mental Health Awareness Task Force (MHATF), which was formed with the goal of “promoting an environment where medical students and physicians can seek the help they need without fear of retribution.” The task force was created to empower students to have their voice heard and to create change.
Learn more by visiting the Mental Health Awareness Task Force web page
on AACOM’s COSGP web section
National OMS Day of Wellness
This video was created by TCOM students in acknowledgement of National OMS Day of Wellness
as a reminder of the struggles of medical school, the daily challenges and worries of the students, and most importantly the resilience they can show.