The American Academy of Osteopathy

Moving Osteopathy Forward Since 1937

The mission of the American Academy of Osteopathy is to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.

Member benefits include:


Thank you for making the AAO's 2015 Convocation a resounding success. To order audio recordings of the lectures, download the order form.

Mark your calendars now to join us March 16-20, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Learn more about the AAO's annual Convocation.

Support the AAO
Your Golden Ram Society donations support the Academy’s educational programs for physicians who want to learn and practice hands-on osteopathic techniques. We also accept donations to support research and student registration at the AAO’s annual Convocation in March. For questions and more information, please contact AAO Associate Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles.


In the News

Register for OMED as an AAO member to earn NMM-specific continuing medical education credits when you attend the AAO's program, "Osteopathic Contributions to Performing Arts Medicine."

In March 2015, the AAO Board of Governors approved the AAO's 2015-18 strategic plan. The plan focuses on increasing the public's understanding of osteopathic medicine, making CME opportunities more widely available, and leveraging technology to promote the AAO and its mission.

The AAO's New Physicians in Practice Committee has published a guide that will be helpful to physicians setting up—or already operating—a practice. Find the guide and other resources under Physicians > Resources.

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Stay up-to-date on the proposed new single GME system.