Welcome to the IOMA Website

The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is a voice for osteopathic physicians in Iowa.  There are over 1,000 osteopathic physicians licensed in Iowa.  There are approximately 61,000 D.O.s in the United States practicing in all areas of medicine from neurology to sports medicine to dermatology to emergency medicine.

As complete physicians, D.O.s are able to prescribe medication and perform surgery.  In addition, D.O.s have added training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a hands-on treatment tool that they can use to diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses.  OMT can be used in conjunction with and sometimes in place of medication or surgery to restore mobility and function.

The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is located at 950 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa.  The phone number is 515-283-0002 and fax is 515-283-0355.

2014 AOA House of Delegates Vote to Support Single GME Accreditation System

Health IT: A Tool To Help Clinicians

Support Continues for Discussions on Unified Accreditation System for GME
Over the last 18 months, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have been exploring the possibility of a new unified graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The AOA and AACOM announced during the AOA’s Annual Business Meeting, held July 16-21, 2013, that to date they have been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement with ACGME on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a unified graduate medical education accreditation system. However, the AOA and AACOM remain open to continued discussions with the ACGME.
Iowa Board of Medicine Reminds Physicians of Responsibilities When Supervising Physician Assistants
With a new law that allows Iowa-licensed physicians to supervise up to five physician assistants at one time, the Iowa Board of Medicine is offering guidance for physicians who assume these important supervisory responsibilities.

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