Medical Opportunities in Ohio, or MOO for short, is an online physician career system developed collaboratively by the Ohio Osteopathic Association and other healthcare organizations. Through a centralized, statewide approach, MOO provides access to a variety of Ohio career opportunities for physicians and physician employers. Click here to register for Ohio jobs.
The State Medical Board of Ohio is the agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of Ohio physicians. Documents related to licensure can be obtained here. Click on this link for information about osteopathic licensure.
AOA Opportunities Guide
The AOA Opportunities Guide is the only website dedicated to Osteopathic Medical Internships and Residencies. If you are an osteopathic medical student, intern or resident, hospital or other agency/organization looking for program information Click here to start your search.
AOA Match Process
The AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program is a matching program that places students into osteopathic internship and residency training positions in the United States. The Intern/Resident Registration Program (the "Match") is sponsored and supervised by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Match is administered on behalf of the AOA by National Matching Service .
The Match provides an orderly process to help students obtain positions of their choice, and to help programs obtain students of their choice. Similar matching programs are also in use in other professions, including allopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology and law.
With the Match, students must still apply directly to programs they are interested in, and students and programs interview and evaluate each other independently of the Match. However, no offers are made by programs before or during the interview period. Students and programs can evaluate each other fully before the programs must decide on their preferences for students, and before students must decide on their preferences for programs. After all interviews are completed, each student submits a Rank Order List on which the student lists the desired programs, in numerical order of the student's preference (first choice, second choice, etc.). Similarly, each program submits a Rank Order List on which the program lists the desirable students, in order of the program's preference. Each program also indicates the number of positions the program has available.
The Match then places individuals into positions based entirely on the preferences stated in the Rank Order Lists. The result of the Match is that each student is placed with the most preferred program on the student's Rank Order List that ranks the student and does not fill all its positions with more preferred students. Similarly, each program is matched with the most preferred students on its list, up to the number of positions available, who rank the program and who do not receive positions at programs they prefer.
More information on specific topics pertaining to the 2007 Match, for the recruitment of students into internship positions beginning in 2007, can be viewed by selecting the topic from the menu provided on the left side of the screen. Click here for more information.
Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education
The Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) system is an integrated statewide medical education consortium formed by affiliations between OU-HCOM and teaching hospitals in Ohio, as well as other colleges of osteopathic medicine nationwide. This infrastructure supports and promotes excellence in the continuum of osteopathic medical education that begins with matriculation at an osteopathic medical school and extends through residency training and beyond into continuing medical education. All CORE partners are linked via real-time videoconferencing and distance learning technologyas well as global, interactive, online Internet access. Click here for more information about the nation's first accredited Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI).
Medicare Guide For New Physicians
Medicare Physician Guide: A Resource for Residents, Practicing Physicians, and Other Health Care Professionals. This guidebook was designed to help new physicians navigate the Medicare system. Click here for information.
Physician Salary Information
The osteopathic profession is proud of its track record in training desperately needed primary care physicians. Health care reform initiatives are designed to move the American Health Care System from one based on sick care to one based on prevention and wellness. Payment incentive initiatives like the Medical Home, are currently underway to revalue primary care to meet healthcare needs of the future. Use this link for recent salary surveys by medical specialty.