NCOMA - The State's Oldest Osteopathic Medical Association

Mission Statement 

The purpose of the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association is to promote, advocate, maintain and support the philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine for the benefit of the profession and the people of North Carolina.  

Accredited by the AOA as a CME Sponsor

In May 2018, the AOA Council on Osteopathic CME awarded NCOMA a 5 Year Accreditation with Commendation as Category 1 CME Sponsor.  

        The Benefits of Membership

  • Early notification of CME events; 
  • Discounted conference registration rates; 
  • Advocacy efforts to address state and federal policies and legislation that impact the profession; 
  • Leadership opportunities; 
  • Discounts on practice solutions such as website hosting, marketing and more.  
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National Cervical Health Awareness Month

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. More than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.

During January, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. While NCCC chapters host events throughout the year, January is a month with a special focus as chapters celebrate Cervical Health Awareness Month and work to spread the word in their communities.

 NCCC and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) also offer a range of resources (listed below) to educate the public and healthcare providers about cervical health, from fact sheets to episodes of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast.   

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Prescription Savings Through NC Drug Card Program 

NCOMA is proud to be a sponsor of the NC Drug Card Program, the statewide free assistance program available to all North Carolina residents.  The card provides savings as high as 75% on most brand and generic medications.  Learn more here  about the program and how to download your free card or send the coupon to your mobile phone.  See the latest flyer for a list of discounted drugs.  

Volunteer - Do Your Part to Promote the Osteopathic Profession

The NCOMA mission is to promote, advocate, maintain and support the philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine for the benefit of the profession and the people of North Carolina.  To achieve that, we need your help.  Here's how you can be involved.

Present at a CME Event

We are continually seeking speakers for NCOMA hosted CME events.  Let us know if you are willing to share your knowledge with your peers.  Speakers usually receive free conference registration.

Serve on the NCOMA Board or on a Committee

There are leadership opportunities available as a trustee, officer, or committee member to assist with planning events, recruiting members and more.  

Allow Undergraduates to Shadow You

Shadow Many osteopathic medical schools require applicants to get to know a DO as part of the application process. Undergraduate students often contact NCOMA to request the contact info for osteopathic physicians willing to allow students to shadow them in preparation for their application to medical school. You can help prepare these future osteopathic medical students by giving them an opportunity to experience medicine up close and personal.  To participate, complete a short form using the link below.  Note: The info collected is solely for the purpose of creating a contact list that is shared with undergraduate students as requested.  
Shadowing Form

Campbell Medicine Stethoscope Fund

 Campbell University is excited to announce a new giving opportunity - the Campbell Medicine Stethoscope Fund. In keeping with the tradition of many medical schools, they are providing an opportunity for family, friends, alumni and faculty/staff to support and encourage first year medical students. 

 As you know, each fall, CUSOM hosts a White Coat Ceremony to welcome MS-I’s to the medical profession, and the students are presented with a white coat and stethoscope. Donors are asked to provide a $100.00 per stethoscope donation and a personalized message to the student recipients.

 On the day of the ceremony, students will receive a stethoscope with a message from their donor. If you are interested in donating to this fund, use the link below.   

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 To learn more about these opportunities, contact Nancy Guy, NCOMA Director at [email protected] or 910-893-7960.