Links to Organizations
American Osteopathic Association
The American Osteopathic Association is a member association representing more than 56,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.’s). The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for D.O.’s, and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities. The AOA’s mission is to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine by promoting excellence in education, research and the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care within a distinct, unified profession.
Did you know that all osteopathic medical students are automatically members of the AOA? Not only do students have access to everything they need to know about the osteopathic medical profession through DO-Online, but the entire Division of Student, Intern, Resident and Member Affairs is dedicated to help all osteopathic medical students with any issues or concerns they may have. Students are eligible for great AOA member benefits, such as discounts, free registration to the AOA convention and scholarships through the American Osteopathic Foundation. Go to DO-Online to view the AOA Student Benefit Guide. DO-Online provides the latest news and information needed by the osteopathic health care professional, students, affiliates and the public.
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine supports and assists all of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools. The organization today represents the administration, faculty and students of its member colleges in the United States. AACOM is actively involved in all areas of osteopathic medical education. Through AACOM’s Application Service (AACOMAS), students can file one electronic application then AACOMAS verifies and distributes the information to each of the colleges designated by the applicant.
American College of Osteopathic Physicians
The ACOFP promotes excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy.
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Pennsylvania’s No. 1 source for information about the osteopathic profession. Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association is an advocate for osteopathic medicine in Pennsylvania.
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) is the state association for osteopathic physicians in Florida. The FOMA was organized for the purposes of advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine; extending the benefits of scientific advancement to the treatment, prevention, and alleviation of human ailments; and promoting closer relationships between the osteopathic profession, FOMA members and other groups dedicated to improve health care.
The AMCP’s vision is managed care pharmacy improving health care for all. AMCP’s mission is to empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. Managed care pharmacy principles are based upon the use of scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
The AACP represents the nation’s colleges and schools of pharmacy.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
The ACCP is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. ACCP’s membership is composed of practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, fellows, and others committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy and patient pharmacotherapy.
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
The APhA provides access to highly respected and comprehensive pharmacy resources and programs for than 50,000 APhA members.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
The ASHP advances and supports the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems, and it serve as a collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.
Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP)
The FSHP promotes and supports the continual improvement of pharmaceutical care and the profession of pharmacy as an essential component for the delivery of health care.
Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA)
The Florida Pharmacy Association is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy association in Florida.
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
The NCPA is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States. They are the national pharmacy association representing the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists and will vigorously promote and defend those interests.
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA)
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership society of registered pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others who reside, work, attend college or are interested in the pharmacy profession in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP)
The Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists provides pharmacists with quality education programs, information about legislation and drug regulations.
Pharmacist’s Letter Preceptor Training & Resource Network
The Pharmacist’s Letter offers unbiased evidence and advice for the pharmacist on new developments in drug therapy. LECOM pharmacy preceptors may access the Pharmacist’s Letter Preceptor Training and Resource Network through this link.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health promotes the health and well being of Pennsylvania citizens and visitors to the Commonwealth. Public health touches the lives of everyone by protecting and improving the health of Pennsylvanians.
The Humanity Gifts Registry is a non-profit agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerned with the receipt and distribution of bodies donated to all medical and dental schools in the state for teaching purposes.
The Florida Department of Health promotes and protects the health and safety of all people in Florida through the delivery of quality public health services and the promotion of health care standards.
United States Department of Health and Human Services is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a source of health care information that assists physicians and their patients to make better decisions in their health care.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is the nation’s access agency – improving health and saving lives by making sure the right services are available in the right places at the right time. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats.
The Erie County Department of Health works to preserve, promote and protect the health, safety and well being of the people and the environment in the Erie County.
Sarasota County Health Department provides health care in addition to human and environmental services to residents of Sarasota County, Florida. Our medical and other programs help keep you, your family and the public, healthy.
Manatee County Health Department promotes a healthy living to all Floridians and visitors.
LECOM Research Collective
The LECOM Research Collective and the Office of Research maintain laboratories at the campuses in Erie and Bradenton. Faculty members conduct research with varied disciplinary focuses that represent the scientific and scholarly interests of the school and endeavors to be on the forefront of osteopathic biomedical research.
LECOM Center for Drug Information and Research
The LECOM School of Pharmacy established the Center for Drug Information and Research as both a repository of prescription medication information and as a learning tool of pharmacy students. The Center was established with a mission to provide students, faculty, preceptors, and the public with timely independent, best evidence analysis and commentary on pharmaceuticals and healthcare policy as it relates to pharmaceuticals. The Center is proactively providing useful, scientifically accurate drug information to the largest audience possible.
LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center
At the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, we believe a peaceful mind and a calm spirit are just as important as a healthy body. In keeping with the Osteopathic philosophy of nurturing the mind,body and spirit, we approach health and fitness from a holistic, medically integrated perspective.Our Center provides an environment designed to focus on your total well-being. We offer something for every wellness goal, from day-to-day health and fitness, to sports performance training and rehabilitation.