Linking You to Your State Association
In order to be a member of the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA), you must also belong to your local District Academy. Your local organization helps you to network with DOs in your vicinity and provides a forum to address issues of mutual concern.
The OOA Board has established districts which offer a variety of programs and services. In 2012, Districts 10 and 11 were combined into the Western Reserve Acaademy of Osteopathic Medicine. District dues vary greatly according to the level of services and administrative support offered.
OOA members in each district elect a trustee to serve on the state association's Board. Districts also elect representatives to attend the OOA's Annual House of Delegates. The OOA house approves budgets, sets state policy, elects state officers, and determines Ohio leadership at the American Osteopathic Association.
Districts provide professional support to DOs locally and promote osteopathic visibility and outreach in the community. Each district must hold a minimum of four meetings a year to offer continuing medical education opportunities, conduct business, and provide social activities for DOs and their spouses.
For membership information, call the academy office in your area.