It’s that time of year again!
National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is April 18-24, 2021. This annual observance brings together our profession—now more than 151,000 strong—to unite in the pursuit of a common goal: celebrating and raising awareness of osteopathic medicine in communities across the nation.
Throughout the week, the AOA is highlighting the rich history of osteopathic medicine and recognizing the past, present and future contributions of DO physicians and students.
Help us spread the word by using #NOMWeek and sharing our NOM Week graphics on your social channels. Help the profession build a greater understanding of osteopathic medicine and show the world you are #DOProud.
Your stories are what make this profession diverse and distinct, and we want to celebrate them!
We found DOs and members of the osteopathic family who were excited to express their osteopathic pride on social media. Here’s a sampling:
Happy #NOMWeek to all my fellow DOs!
Love that as osteopathic medical students and physicians we can translate our extensive anatomy knowledge to clinical practice!
— Harika Vallabhaneni (@HarikaVDO) April 19, 2021
It's National Osteopathic Medicine Week, and A.T. Still University's "Museum Minute" is exploring the history and growth of the field established by A.T. Still, DO, in Kirksville, Missouri. https://t.co/ywv9rrTbZY#DOProud#osteopathicmedicine#NOMWeek pic.twitter.com/VmJacdKvZw
— A.T. Still University (@ATSU_news) April 19, 2021
"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."
I'm #DOproud to fling the banner of Osteopathic Medicine to the breeze this #NOMWeek. Let's celebrate AT Still's vision of distinctive patient focused medicine @AOAforDOs @Geisinger_IM @GeisingerGme
— H. Reid Malcolm, DO, JD (@ReidMalcolmDO) April 18, 2021
— AACOM (@AACOMmunities) April 19, 2021
Why did I choose DO? Osteopathic medicine incorporates all aspect of the patient's health, mind-body-soul, in preventing and combatting disease and regaining optimal health and function in the body! Plus, OMT is pretty awesome and another tool in my DO tool box #NOMweek https://t.co/aXbdmNE7Vi
— Jessica Swavely-Lynch, M.S., OMS-IV (@drlynchtobe20) April 19, 2021
— George Raum (@GeorgeRaumMed) April 19, 2021
Happy National Osteopathic Medicine Week! We celebrate the incredible contributions of DO physicians and students and their impact on healthcare and millions of patients! #DOproud #NOMWeek pic.twitter.com/EHSmnO2iwV
— New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (@NYSOMS1) April 20, 2021
— ACOFP (@ACOFP) April 18, 2021
In 2019, the total number of DOs in the United States reached its highest number in history at 151,373.
Pennsylvania ranked the second-highest number of DOs at 8,784.
— POMA (@POMA_DOs) April 19, 2021
This National Osteopathic Medicine Week, we’re celebrating our #SpartanDO alumni and future osteopathic physicians. We are #DOProud of the impact you make on the communities you serve by delivering the science of medicine and the art of caring. #NOMWeek @AOAforDOs pic.twitter.com/IAEDYcrt2u
— MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (@MSU_Osteopathic) April 20, 2021