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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February is American Heart Month

Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.

The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.

 Hospitals and health systems around the country celebrate American Hearth Month by helping to raise awareness in their communities about heart disease. Staff wear red and volunteers knit or crochet pint-sized red hats for newborns. They hold free screenings and heart health awareness events.

 It’s a great time for the people who work in your hospitals and health systems and live in your communities to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.  For information about how to improve patient outcomes, visit the American Heart Association website for the most up-to-date evidence -based treatment guidelines.  

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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.