Annual report

AOA Annual Report for 2023 showcases innovations in osteopathic board certification, public policy initiatives

Partnership with SOMA and new Designation of OMT among this year’s highlights.


The 2023 AOA Annual Report is now available to view online. The report provides an overview of the AOA’s efforts throughout the past year to advance osteopathic advocacy, education, training, research, public health initiatives and board certification.

“As we reflect on the past year of advancements in the osteopathic medicine profession, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to support the 186,000+ DOs and osteopathic medical students providing distinctive osteopathic care to millions of patients across the nation,” reads the report’s introduction by Ernest R. Gelb, DO, AOA immediate past president, and Kathleen S. Creason, MBA, AOA CEO. “Our profession is larger and stronger than ever, and the AOA is fully dedicated to ensuring our members grow, thrive and succeed.”

This year, the AOA launched a new collaborative partnership with the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) to provide expanded access to benefits and services designed to support medical students’ education and careers.

Additionally, AOA Certifying Board Services launched a new Designation of OMT, which signifies an AOA board-certified physician’s skills and expertise in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) as well as osteopathic principles and practice.

Also, this year the AOA was one of only 12 health care organizations invited to participate in an exclusive White House Roundtable meeting that focused on sustaining a strong response to COVID-19. For more information on these initiatives and other AOA projects, see the complete 2023 AOA Annual Report, available here.

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