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The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons has been a chartered affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) since 1977.

AMOPS MISSION: To provide osteopathic education, practice, and advocacy to the United States Uniformed Services and to those who care for the men and women who defend and have defended our country.

The Benefits of Membership

Active members of this Association shall be graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, members of the American Osteopathic Association, eligible for licensure as osteopathic physicians and/or surgeons, and serving on active duty or in a reserve component, or have retired from active service or a reserve component as an osteopathic physician and surgeon in one of the Uniformed Services of the United States

Active members are entitled to:

(a) Vote during general membership meetings.
(b) Nominate qualified members for officers and trustees of the Association.
(c) Be elected as officers or trustees in the Association.
(d) Participate in the management of the Association.
(e) Represent the Association at all levels of office and responsibility at the American Osteopathic Association to include, but not limited to committee appointments, delegates to the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates, Trustees and officers in the American Osteopathic Association.

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NBOME and COMLEX - Education and Advocacy!

The NBOME works tirelessly to identify biases, clarify information, and educate on osteopathic distinctiveness and the COMLEX-USA credential. NBOME has joined efforts with  fellow osteopathic organizations to increase awareness and acceptance of DO credentials for all students, residents, and physicians. They conduct advocacy efforts through engagement, outreach, and connection, which have yielded very positive outcomes. The record-setting match rate of 91.6 percent for DO graduates during the 2023 NRMP Main Residency Match is a testament to the recognized value of osteopathic distinction in healthcare. 

The NBOME advocates for a holistic review of applications for undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, and encourages training directors and other recruitment personnel to evaluate all applicants based on their unique experiences, attributes, and competencies.

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·The AMOPS Annual Conference had a record-breaking 226 attendees, representing 45 COMs, active duty, and retired DOs, students and residents. A total of 36 CME credits were offered, with a special ultrasound skills lab and battlefield emergency skills stations.


·The Leadership and Mentoring Program for Military Medical Students was created to provide leadership and officer training and support the military medical students facing the rigors of medical school. Students were paired with DO residents and physicians to assist them throughout their training. In 2022, the program paired over 400 students with a mentor.


·Initiated a Membership Campaign that expanded student reach to 45 COMs and grew membership from 426 to 691 in less than eight months.


·Participated in AOA DO Day for the first time, where three students, a board member, and the executive director attended a “meet and greet” with the Senate Armed Services Committee staff. Important topics highlighted included the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), osteopathic medicine, military medicine, and the military residency match.


·Organized a Social Service Project at the AMOPS Annual Conference. The service project included working with veteran housing facilities with over 120 member volunteers who participated.

AMOPS Member and White House Physician - Dr Kevin O'Connor

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