Osteopathic Recognition

Osteopathic Recognition is a commitment to providing optimal patient care based on osteopathic principles and practices. Osteopathic Recognition is a national recognition and designation conferred by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on graduate medical education training programs that are committed to teaching osteopathic principles and practices at a graduate level. Programs seeking to align their mission and aims value the education and experience of osteopathic medical students and have committed faculty and resources available to teach trainees osteopathic principles and practice.


Osteopathic Recognition Matters

Osteopathic Recognition Matters: Programs For Optimal Patient Care is the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)’s campaign to promote the benefits of graduate medical education programs with Osteopathic Recognition.​

Programs with Osteopathic Recognition provide a complete and rigorous education by focusing on the principles and practice of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic Recognition strengthens programs’ applicant pool and residents’ ability to provide high-quality, holistic patient care.

To get involved with Osteopathic Recognition Matters or reuse campaign materials, please contact ormatters@aacom.org.