Join Us!

Here’s your chance to help give back! Connecting with other members of the osteopathic family through the AAOA is fun, rewarding. You have opportunities to support the osteopathic profession and to share in common interests and activities.

Who We Are

We are spouses, partners, parents and true believers of the osteopathic profession. The mission of the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association is to support and promote the osteopathic profession. Although we have a long history, our organization is as essential and relevant as ever before.

AAOA offers numerous ways for members to participate. We encourage all levels of involvement on local, state and national levels. There are opportunities for committee membership, Board membership, and local-level outreach and support. Your involvement in just one event a year matters. Let us know your interest, and we’ll match you up.

Student Spouses/Partners: Being the partner of a medical student isn’t always easy. Membership in the AAOA connects you to support from across the country. For more information click here.

Interns and Resident Spouses/Partners: Not sure where to start down your residency journey after leaving campus? Joining the Advocates will connect you to hundreds in the osteopathic family across the country to help you with your journey in osteopathic medicine. For more information click here.

What We Do

A few highlights from our 2015 activities:

  • Suicide prevention awareness through the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • $2,500 in SOMA Scholarships of $500 each to 5 medical students in their first year who demonstrate leadership skills
  • Student Advocates Association (SAA) monetary support of $7,500 annually as well as numerous outreach efforts
  • In addition to the Annual House of Delegates meeting during the OMED convention, we hold a Fun Run, Golf Tournament and various social events

What Happens When I Join?

Membership in the Advocates is more than simply paying annual dues, it’s a pledge. It’s a commitment to promoting and supporting the profession in every way you can. It’s about advocating on behalf of osteopathic physicians, their patients, their friends, and their families. It’s about strengthening ties and being involved. Advocates are the people who are there, behind the scenes and in front of the crowd, in offices and in homes and in communities, supporting osteopathic medicine. We are the people behind the profession.

Our mission is to support and promote the osteopathic profession. Our Advocate network is vast, ranging from physicians, to friends, to office staff. We cover the globe, creating a strong, close network of people who understand that osteopathic medicine isn’t a trend or a passing fad, but the best type of medical care possible.

Join Now!

Your membership matters to the health of the osteopathic profession.

Membership Form

  • Please fill out the information below to join the AAOA.


Step Two: Select an option below to pay your yearly dues (Membership dues are applied to the current fiscal year, June 1 to May 31).

You can also join by filling out and returning the Membership form.

Have other questions? Please contact:

Lawrence Cunningham, Affiliate Executive
Telephone: 312.202.8064
Advocates National Office
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864

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