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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 fill out a membership application and 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 Pete Wertheim at to join any of the committees listed below:

Arizona Osteopathic Charities

Legislative Affairs

Membership and Credentials

New Physicians

Payor Relations

Political Action Committee

Professional Education

Public Awareness


Grants and Competitions

Financial support is available to Arizona osteopathic residents through grants and competitions, which are underwritten by Arizona Osteopathic Charities:

Arizona Emerging Osteopathic Leaders Grants - Residents intending to practice medicine in Arizona may apply for a grant to take advantage of leadership opportunities and professional development. Learn more at

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 poster forum each receive a $500 award. Details are available at

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