Osteopathic Medical Students

Osteopathic Medical Students

Arizona is fortunate to have two schools of Osteopathic Medicine located in the state. The Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM), located in Glendale, and the A. T Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA), located in Mesa. Combined these schools are educating over 1,600 future osteopathic physicians.

Membership

Membership in the AOMA is complimentary for all osteopathic medical students. Click here to fill out a membership application and join the AOMA. 

Student Governance

Students 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.

Committees

We invite all interested residents to participate in our standing committees. Please contact Josephine Zammuto, AOMA Executive Director, at jzammuto@azosteo.org 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 and Poster Forum

Clinical Case Competition and Poster Forum – Students are invited and encouraged to submit abstracts for the annual clinical case competition and poster forum. Posters are displayed, presented, and judged during the AOMA Annual Convention. The first prize winners in each category receive a cash award. Details are available at https://azosteo.org/case-and-poster/ 

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 www.azdocharties.org.