AAMC and AACOM
Welcome osteopathic professionals and future physicians!
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) are united in their shared goal of supporting medical students and the medical education community.
Through an expanded collaboration with AACOM, the AAMC is pleased to offer access to several services and resources to the osteopathic medical education community.
The following programs are available for some AACOM members.
To determine when you will receive access:
- Review individual program information below.
- Review the access schedule, which will be updated as access becomes available.
Careers in Medicine
Careers in Medicine® (CiM) offers tools and resources to help medical students and those who advise them to navigate specialty selection, residency application, and career development.
Designed for: Medical students, advisors
If you already have access to CiM, your access will not change. Others will receive access as their schools provide student credentials. This agreement provides access to OMS I students and advisors and does not affect OMS II, OMS III, or OMS IV students.
Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST)
FIRST offers the Osteopathic Organizer and Calculator (OLOC), which provides osteopathic medical student and resident users with a secure location to organize and track their loans and calculate custom repayment plans.
Designed for: Osteopathic medical students, financial aid officers
Students will have access to OLOC and the AAMC Financial Wellness program at no cost as their schools provide student credentials. Advisors will have access to administrator functions in the Financial Wellness program. For OLOC account help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®)
The Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) program is a network of medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States and in 38 other nations. The VSLO service enables medical and public health students to search for and apply to short-term elective opportunities that can enhance their medical education.
Designed for: Medical students, institutions
Participating DO schools can now choose, along with their Home institutional role, to become Host institutions. Additionally, schools can elect to participate in the VSLO Global Network.
Students can participate in the VSLO program through their participating Home institution.
Contact: Call 202-478-9878 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET) or complete this contact form.
Curriculum Inventory (CI)
The Curriculum Inventory (CI) serves as the premier benchmarking and reporting tool on content, structure, delivery, and assessment in medical school curricula, including graphical interpretations of both aggregate and historical curriculum-related data.
Designed for: Faculty and staff with roles in curriculum
Osteopathic professionals with access to CI can collectively begin to build a curriculum inventory with the goal of uploading their CI data to the AAMC at a school level in August 2021. Once the curriculum is uploaded, participating faculty can fully take advantage of the vast tools and resources provided by CI.
The CI program offered a free informational webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The webinar reviewed at a high level the steps schools would take over the next year in order to build their curriculum inventories and upload data to the AAMC in August 2021, as well as resources available to support this process. Questions from the audience were also taken and addressed during this live event.