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Osteopathic Medicine: Organizations & Associations

Recommended resources for Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine College of Osteopathic Medicine students and faculty

Why should I join a 'Professional Organization' as a student?

  • As a student, you are probably eligible for reduced membership & conference fees.
  • Your membership provides you with a great opportunity to network via meetings, conferences, online professional networking and electronic listservs.
  • Attending conventions & conferences as a student is usually cheaper and gives you the opportunity to attend lectures by experts in the field.
  • Some organizations and association offer grants or scholarships for student members.
  • Most professional organizations have a career section of their website which provides career/resume advice and current job openings.
  • Most Organizations publish their own publications which are devoted to issues & delevopments in your specialty area.
  • Many offer discounts in their their online bookstore.
  • If nothing else.....it looks good on a resume!