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  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine


    Neuromusculoskeletal medicine is a specialty in osteopathic medicine. It was defined to recognize doctors who had become experts in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and related neurological medical problems. Both DOs and MDs have the option to train and practice in any of the medical specialties and sub-specialties. Neuromusculoskeletal medicine, however, is a specialty which is available only to DOs who have first completed a one-year AOA-approved residency.

  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association


    The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) is a national, not-for-profit osteopathic medical organization founded to ensure a high quality of education for osteopathic medical students, to promote unity within the osteopathic medical profession, and to improve the delivery of healthcare by Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) SOMA is the student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association and works with all chapters to foster communication between government at the local and national levels and the osteopathic medical profession. The organization also awards scholarships annually to osteopathic medical students who demonstrate leadership, compassion, or exceptional dedication to addressing the medically underserved, political activism, international medicine, or public health. Pre-SOMA is a branch of the organization dedicated to the education of undergraduate pre-medical students about the osteopathic medical profession to aid them in the medical school selection process.

  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


    The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is a public medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Lewisburg in the US State of West Virginia. Founded in 1974, WVSOM is one of three medical schools in West Virginia and the sole institution that grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. WVSOM currently has 778 students, and focuses on primary care and rural medicine. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked WVSOM program third for most graduates entering into primary care specialties and as the eleventh best rural medicine program. The average 2013 graduate indebtedness for WVSOM is $242,742.

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