AACOM American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
AACOMAS American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
ACOFP  American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
AHME Association for Hospital Medical Education
AMSA American Medical Student Association
AMWA American Medical Women’s Association
AOA American Osteopathic Association
AODME Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators
CME Continuing Medical Education
COCA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; The COCA serves the public by establishing, maintaining, and applying accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine. The scope of the COCA encompasses the accreditation of the COMs.  The COCA is a branch of the AOA.
COM College of Osteopathic Medicine
COMLEX Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (level 1 is taken at the end of the second year of classes and level 2 is taken in the first six months of the 4th year)
DME Director of Medical Education
DO Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
ERAS Electronic Residency Application Service, developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), allows medical school students and graduates to apply electronically for first- and second-year (PGY-1 and PGY-2) residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical education (GME).
MSPE Medical School Performance Evaluation, evaluates a medical student’s performance during his or her academic career relative to his or her peers and is submitted as part of the ERAS.
NBOME National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
NMS National Matching Services assists with osteopathic internships and residencies in the US.
NRMP National Resident Matching Service is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
NWCCU Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the US Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.

Regional accreditation of post-secondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation or pre-accreditation by a post-secondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.
NWOSTEO Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation (located in Portland, OR)
OFCW Osteopathic Foundation of Central Washington
OMM Osteopathic Manual Manipulation (or Manipulative Medicine)
OMT Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
OMS Osteopathic Medical Student (usually followed by the year in med school, i.e., OMSII is a student in his/her second year of med school)
OPP Osteopathic Principles and Practice (the term usually used as the name for the course where OMM and/or OMT are taught/learned)
OSCE Objective Structured Clinical Exam is a form of performance-based testing used to measure a student’s clinical competence. During an OSCE, trainees are observed and evaluated as they go through a series of stations in which they interview, examine and treat standardized patients who present with some type of problem.
SNMA Student National Medical Association
SOIMA Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association
SOMA Student Osteopathic Medical Association
SOSA Student Osteopathic Surgical Association
UAAO Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy
USMLE United States Medicine Licensing Examination
WAFP Washington Academy of Family Physicians; WAFP is comprised of physicians who specialize in Family Medicine, residents in Family Medicine training programs, and medical students interested in the specialty.
WOMA Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
WSMA Washington State Medical Association
WWAMI WWAMI is an enduring partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. The UW School of Medicine maintains a dean's office in each of the five states. These offices oversee clinical medical education for the school of medicine within their regions, providing support services for the local clerkships and students rotating among them. WWAMI focuses not only on medical students but on students in K-12, college students, medical school graduates in residency, and physicians in community practice.