AOA Mentor Recognition Program
The AOA Mentor Recognition Program was developed to honor DOs who help shape the future of the osteopathic medical profession through their involvement with osteopathic medical students and new physicians in practice. Through their service, mentors bring a sense of pride to the profession and promote the art and science of osteopathic medicine.
Each year five finalists nominated for the AOA Mentor of the Year Award, as well as each mentor nominated for the Award, are honored during OMED. The AOA Mentor Recognition Program enables members of the osteopathic family to nominate the mentor who has had a profound impact on their career. Additionally, members can volunteer to become a mentor to an aspiring physician who is seeking career guidance from an experienced DO. Nominations are accepted year-round from students, interns, residents, DOs, AOA Affiliates, or any other member of the osteopathic professional family and may be submitted online, through the mail, or via fax.