American Osteopathic Association

About American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 178,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages and funds scientific research; advocates at the state and federal level on issues that affect Dos, osteopathic medical students and patients. The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for colleges of osteopathic medicine. To learn more about DOs and the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, visit


Health Policy Intern

June 2017 - August 2017 Washington, DC
“My supervisors entrusted me with very important work and flexibility to get it done my way. I appreciated this level of autonomy. I also learned so much from the people I was working with, got valuable exposure to very pressing public health issues such as the opioid crisis, the ACA repeals, and the internal House of Delegates meeting. The CEO of the medical association created this internship program herself and took a lot of time out to get to know each of the interns. Travel and lodging to the main headquarters in Chicago was provided by the company and each business trip was a great learning experience and plenty of fun. I was paired with a wonderful mentor as well who I got to know very well, who gave me excellent educational and career advice, and who I got to know deeply on a personal level as well. I made lasting connections.”
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