ACOM Faculty and Alumni Present at DO Day 2023

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) was the most represented osteopathic medical school at this year’s DO Day event, with personnel featured in three different informational sessions.

Dr. Richard Thacker, ACOM’s Associate Dean of Clinical Resources, presented on the bill-making process, as it pertains to healthcare and education-related bills. Meanwhile, ACOM Alumni Dr. Aerial Petty and Dr. Shawn Hamm presented during the Strengthening the Physician Workforce, and The Current State of Congressional Committee Work sessions, respectively.

DO Day is an advocacy event held annually by the American Osteopathic Association. It is the profession’s largest public policy and advocacy event and is hosted in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week (NOM Week). This year’s event took place from April 15-20, and included a virtual conference as well as in-person congressional meetings.