Medical Residents

Medical Residents

Arizona is fortunate to have a robust community of nearly 350 osteopathic residents practicing in the state.  The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association has been protecting and promoting the osteopathic medical profession since 1921. AOMA is your best connection to keep abreast of national and local issues, enhance your specialized skills, further your career, and be a part of the future of osteopathic medicine in Arizona. 


Membership in the AOMA is complimentary for all residents – DOs and MDs. Click here to  join the AOMA.  

Resident Governance

Residents hold positions on AOMA’s two governing bodies – the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates. 

Board of Trustees

AOMA’s administrative body is the Board of Trustees which is comprised of members who are either representatives of the District Societies, Members-at-Large, Specialist, and New Physician Representatives who hold two-year terms. In addition, student and resident trustee representatives are elected for one-year terms. The Board of Trustees holds four meetings per year. 

House of Delegates

The AOMA’s policy making body is the House of Delegates with members annually elected from each district, based upon the number of members in good standing of the AOMA. 

The House of Delegates elects Delegates to represent the AOMA at each annual meeting of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates. 


We invite all interested residents to participate in our standing committees. Please contact Matt Helms, AOMA Executive Director, at to join any of the committees listed below:

Legislative Affairs

Membership, Communications, & Marketing

New Physicians 

Political Action Committee 

Professional Education 

Public Awareness

Clinical Case Competition

Clinical Case and Poster Forum – Residents are invited and encouraged to submit abstracts for the annual poster competition. Posters are displayed, presented, and judged during the AOMA Annual Convention. The winner of the resident poster category receives a cash award. Details are available at

Arizona Osteopathic Charities

The Arizona Osteopathic Charities is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization founded in 1997 by the leadership of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA). Its mission is building a healthier community through the support of osteopathic medical education and community health improvement projects in Arizona.  For more information about scholarship programs, volunteer opportunities, and the Charities’ causes, visit