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Indiana Osteopathic Association

The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) is the only osteopathic organization dedicated to improving the health of all Hoosiers and to making Indiana the best possible place to practice osteopathic medicine.

Active membership is graduated for physicians in their early years of practice and is reduced for residents, interns, and students. Become a member and stand with your peers as they work to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through education, mentoring, advocacy, and support for practicing physicians who provide the highest quality, most comprehensive care to the people of Indiana. Download application. Join online. Not sure if you are a member? Send an e-mail message to or call us at (317) 926-3009. Already a member, but haven't paid your dues yet? Renew online.

All members will receive the Hoosier D.O. and other publications. The Hoosier D.O. is available under the Publications tab of our website (login required) or in digital version (correct e-mail address required). Members also will receive mailings about Board Actions and other important issues. Not receiving these? Please get in touch with us to verify that your information is up-to-date.

The dream is a reality. The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM), the first medical school to open in Indiana in over one hundred years, started its first class in August 2013.

In 2015, a high priority of the IOA was the restructuring of its foundation, the Motyka Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation (Motyka Dannin Foundation). With the reorganization, we have set a goal of raising $100,000 by May of 2017, and offering our first $10,000 forgivable loan in the same year. Please consider a contribution as one of your annual donations. Donation Form. Donate Stock Shares. Donate Online.

In accordance with Article XVI, Amendments, of the Indiana Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. By-Laws, written notice is hereby given of the annual meting of members on Friday, December 2, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing, in Indianapolis. Proposed revisions to the By-Laws will be considered at this meeting and may be viewed or downloaded by clicking on Proposed Revisins to the By-Lawsunder the IOA tab.



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Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the Indiana Osteopathic Association's 35th Annual Winter Update to be held December 2 - 4, 2016, at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing, in Indianapolis. Download brochure. Register online. Download powerpoint presentatoins. An optional preconference OMT workshop is being offered on Thursday, December 1, for an additional fee. Download brochure. Register online. Download powerpoint presentatoins. Book your room early. Make your reservation via the internet at or call (888) 627-7814.

Join us as a grantor, exhibitor, or both. Download brochure.



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Indiana POST

The Indiana POST Program is a new advance care planning tool that helps ensure treatment preferences are honored. It is designed for patients with serious illness. Preferences for life sustaining treatments including resuscitation, medical interventions (e.g., comfort care, hospitalization, intubation, mechanical ventilation), antibiotics, and artificial nutrition are documented as medical orders on the POST form. It must be reviewed and signed by a physician to be activated. This form transfers throughout the health care system and the orders are valid in all settings.

A new Indiana POST Video is now available for your use at This 9 minute video is appropriate for health care providers as well as patients and families. Please feel free to share it broadly and incorporate it into your educational offerings.

The Single CME Accreditation System

On July 1, 2015, the AOA, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) began the transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education in the U.S. When fully implemented in July 2020, the new system will allow graduates of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools to complete their residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common milestones and competencies. Through osteopathic-focused residency programs, the new system will recognize the unique principles and practices of the osteopathic medical profession and its contributions to health care.

The AOA remains dedicated to helping is members navigate the transition as it progresses. See more detailed updates on accreditation processes and the latest information for students & residents and educational stakeholders.

For more information, the ACGME has updated its online Single GME Accreditation System section to provide greater ease of access to news items, important updates, webinars and critical resources to osteopathic programs pursuing ACGME accreditation.

Recent News:

  • March 22: The ACGME has published a collection of resources to help guide programs through the process of applying for ACGME accreditation. The video guide, “Completing an ACGME Program Application,” can be viewed on Vimeo.
  • Jan. 11: The ACGME announced that many fellowships will now accept the COMLEX-USA examination on equal footing with the USMLE. This change is specifically related to the "exceptionally qualified candidate" provision included in the ACGME's new Common Program Requirements. If an individual applies to a fellowship program based on this provision and has successfully completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 of COMLEX-USA, he/she will not be required to take the USMLE. This only applies to residents who graduate from a residency program with pre-accreditation, and not all subspecialties accept the exceptionally qualified candidate pathway. The ACGME will be issuing guidelines to assist fellowship program directors in determining whether individual applicants are eligible for appointment. Eligibility criteria for every ACGME-accredited subspecialty can be reviewed on the ACGME’s website.
  • Dec. 22, 2015: Nine ACGME specialty programs have indicated that they will accept AOA PGY1 year for entry into those programs. Language issued by the Review Committees states that, during the transition to a single accreditation system, programs may wish to consider applicants from AOA-approved programs that are not yet pre-accredited or accredited by the ACGME. Core programs will not jeopardize their accreditation status if they accept such applicants. Read the exact language from the ACGME RCs on this topic.


The Indiana Osteopathic Association has MOVED! We are excited to be renting space at the new Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our new address is 3200 Cold Spring Road, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Suite 107, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997. Our telephone number remains the same, (317) 926-3009.