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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) works to advance osteopathic medical education through service to colleges and students. AACOM provides prospective students with a central application service, disseminates information on osteopathic medicine and medical schools, promotes improved opportunities for minority groups, studies osteopathic medical education, monitors legislative developments, and refers students to sources of financial aid.

Review Date: March 28, 2011

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American Osteopathic Association

Representing more than 78,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) around the world, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) serves as the professional family for all DOs and osteopathic medical students. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

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American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

The purpose of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) is to improve the standards of the practice of dermatology, to stimulate the study and extend knowledge in the field of dermatology, and to promote a more general understanding of the nature and scope of services rendered by osteopathic dermatologists. AOCD is an affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association, and is dedicated to promoting the practice of osteopathic dermatology on a national level. The Foundation for Osteopathic Dermatology was founded in 2004 by the AOCD to improve the standards of the practice of Osteopathic Dermatology by raising awareness, providing public health information, conducting charitable events, and supporting research through grants and awards given to those applicants under the jurisdiction of Osteopathic Dermatology Physicians.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

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