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Important dates for 2019

New year, new dates for your calendar: Stay on top of what’s happening in osteopathic medicine with our guide.

Happy New Year! If you resolved to get organized in 2019, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a selected list of the most important dates in osteopathic medicine this year, including those related to important conferences, matching and residency.

January 2019

  • Jan. 8: AOA Match participants may begin to submit rank order lists.
  • Jan. 18: AOA Match rank order list deadline.
  • Jan. 15: NRMP rank order list entry opens at 12 p.m. ET.
  • Jan. 24-25: LEAD Conference in Las Vegas—The AOA’s Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development Conference is for anyone seeking to advance their osteopathic leadership and advocacy skills. Learn more.
  • Jan. 31: Deadline to apply for AOA research grants. Learn more about grant funding for DOs, MDs, PhDs and for osteopathic medical trainees.

February 2019

  • Feb. 3: National Women Physicians Day.
  • Feb. 4: Results of the AOA Match released to all participants in the Match (students and institutions) as well as COMs and OPTIs.
  • Feb. 7-10: ROME Rocky Mountain—This Regional Osteopathic Medical Education conference will take place at Keystone Lodge and Resort in Colorado.
  • Feb. 20: NRMP rank order list certification deadline is at 9 p.m. ET. This is also the late registration/match withdrawal deadline.
  • Feb. 21: Deadline to apply for student loan repayment from the National Health Service Corps. Learn more.

March 2019

April 2019

  • April 14-20: NOM Week—DOs and osteopathic medical students across the country spread the word about the osteopathic medical profession and the distinctive care DOs provide.

June 2019

  • June: ROME Southeast—This Regional Osteopathic Medical Education conference is typically held each year in June.

July 2019

  • July 1: Most residency programs start residency training between late June and July 1.
  • July 22-28: The AOA’s Annual Business Meeting, including the annual meeting of the AOA House of Delegates.

August 2019

  • August: ROME New England—This Regional Osteopathic Medical Education conference is typically held each year in August.

October 2019

  • Oct. 25-28: OMED 2019 in Baltimore—Thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals come together at the nation’s largest osteopathic medical conference.

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