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Scholarship Opportunities through Abstract Submissions


The AOAO and the AOAO Foundation offer two opportunities for Residents and Fellows receiving top scores on abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting.

Osteopathic Recognition Award for Residents and Fellows

This award is designed to recognize outstanding research that also includes the tenets of osteopathic medicine.

Criteria: Relevance to the principles of osteopathy, i.e. Body capable of self regulation, self healing and health maintenance, structure and function are inter-related, there is unity of mind body and spirit; and relevance to patient treatment and potential to change clinical practice; and originality of the work done.

The recipient will be selected by the Residents and Fellows Committee based on the criteria above and will be invited to present during the Residents and Fellows Session on Thursday, October 18, and will receive a monetary award of $900. If the recipient is able to present during this session, he or she will be reimbursed for coach airfare, one night in the hotel and a $75 stipend toward meals.

Two Abstract Research Travel Scholarships to the Annual Meeting

The AOAO Foundation Board reviews the recipients in July from among the top scored abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting. Two recipients are named by August 1. Both recipients must be a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year resident.

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to offset the cost of travel to the Annual Meeting for which the abstract was submitted. The scholarship will be disbursed after the Annual Meeting and after receipts for travel to the meeting are received by the Foundation from the selected recipients.