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College of Osteopathic Medicine: Associations & Organizations

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Osteopathic Associations and Organizations 

American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP)

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians of California (ACOFP-CA)

American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI)

American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOOG)

American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP)
The official pediatric organization of the American Osteopathic Association.

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM)

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine (AOAPRM)

American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (AOCA)

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD)

American Osteopathic College of Allergy and Immunology

American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM)

American Osteopathic College of Pathologists (AOCP)

American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AOCPMR)

American Osteopathic College of Proctology

American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR)

American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)
Supporting education, research, and promotion of the osteopathic profession. AOF is the philanthropic arm of the AOA.

American Osteopathic Society of Rheumatic Diseases

Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS)

DOCARE International, founded in 1961, is a medical outreach organization dedicated to providing much-needed healthcare to indigent and isolated people in remote areas around the world.

Osteopathy's Promise to Children
Osteopathy’s Promise to Children was founded in 1992 by Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAO, FCA, to perform osteopathic education, research and treatment, and to provide clinical experience for health professionals in the field of Osteopathy in partnership with the Osteopathic Center for Children.

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA)
The OCA is a component society of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).

Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California (OPSC)
OPSC is a chartered divisional society of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

An honorary osteopathic service fraternity.

Licensure Information

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) - The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization, assists 24 approved medical specialty boards in the development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians.

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
The FSMB represents the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the United States and its territories.

Medical Board of California
Licensing information for Physicians and Physician Assistants practicing in California.

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)
Organization for administration and testing for the osteopathic medical licensure exams (COMLEX Levels 1, 2 & 3)

Osteopathic Medical Board of California
To protect consumers and promote the highest professional standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California licenses osteopathic physicians and surgeons.

Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California

Advancing, supporting, protecting the osteopathic profession in California.

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
The USMLE is a three-step examination for licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

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