Education

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • www.aacom.org

Mission Statement

THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (AACOM) IS THE ADVANCEMENT AND ENRICHMENT OF EDUCATION IN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND THE OSTEOPATHIC PROFESSION. AACOM IS SUPPORTED PRIMARILY BY DUES FROM OSTEOPATHIC COLLEGES & APPLICATION FEES RECEIVED FROM AN APPLICATION PROCESSING SERVICE.

Main Programs

  1. CENTRALIZED STUDENT APPLICATION SERVICE
  2. OFFICE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL EDUCATION
  3. COMMUNICATION AND MEMBER SERVICES
  4. OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
  5. RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES
Service Areas

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National

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents 26 colleges of osteopathic medicine, 4 branch campuses, and 4 teaching sights in 26 states that offer the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree.  See AACOM's website at www.aacom.org(http://www.aacom.org) for more information.

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer

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STEPHEN C. SHANNON DO, MPH

Keywords

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Colleges of Osteopathic Medical Education

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EIN

23-7190271

 Number

8410821002

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

CENTRALIZED STUDENT APPLICATION SERVICE

Processes applications for students applying to osteopathic medical colleges.  Simplifies the application process by verifying data and allowing students to    apply to more than one institution.  29 colleges and programs and over 14,200 student applicants benefit.  Supports and works in collaboration with colleges and program admissions and student services officers.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

OFFICE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL EDUCATION

Works with the colleges to promote excellence in osteopathic medical education throughout the educational continuum.  The Office also facilitates collaboration, provides services through constituent group activities, and develops resources for osteopathic medical education professionals.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 3

COMMUNICATION AND MEMBER SERVICES

Coordinates and supports member activities, including an annual meeting with over 400 in attendance.  Communicates the value of osteopathic medical education to the media and general public and through publications and the website.  Works in collaboration with the public relations, marketing, alumni development, and researchers at the colleges

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 4

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Represents the Association’s constituents to Congress and federal policy makers by keeping them regularly informed of developments in the osteopathic medical profession.  Sensitizes policy to the needs of students and osteopathic medical educators, and works in concert with various national coalitions to influence both the legislative and regulatory processes on issues relevant to medical education.  Supports and works in collaboration with the financial aid officers and student leaders at the colleges.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 5

RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Collects and analyzes statistical data regarding the students and faculty at the colleges of osteopathic medicine.  The information is provided to the colleges, health policymakers, members of Congress, and the general public.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents 26 colleges of osteopathic medicine, 4 branch campuses, and 4 teaching sights in 26 states that offer the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree.  See AACOM's website at www.aacom.org(http://www.aacom.org) for more information.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Leadership

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Principal Officer

STEPHEN C. SHANNON DO, MPH

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

ANTHONY J. SILVAGNI DO, PHARMD

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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