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Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP) 

The purpose of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles is to:

  • Discuss ideas pertaining to the teaching of osteopathic principles and practices for the member institutions of AACOM,
  • Present recommendations for the improvement of curriculum in these areas on behalf of osteopathic medical education to the Board of Deans,
  • Assist new and developing colleges of osteopathic medicine in developing and implementing sound curriculum in osteopathic principles and practices,
  • And to further develop consensus in the teaching of osteopathic principles and practices.

AACOM Staff Liaison: Tyler Cymet, DO, Associate VP for Medical Education,

ECOP Community (members only)
Includes a resource library, member directory, space for announcements, calendar, discussions and more.

ECOP Roster

Publications and Presentations

Motion Animations to Demonstrate Musculoskeletal Functioning (2011)

Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology (Coordinated by ECOP, print version revised 2009, Downloadable PDF revised 2011)

Glossary Submission Guidelines Use these guidelines to submit a term for inclusion on the Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology or to comment on a term in the current glossary.

Glossaire de Terminologie Osteopathique (French Translation of the 2001 Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology)
Note: This is not the most current edition of the Glossary, which was revised in 2009.

Authorized Osteopathic Thesaurus (AOT) (Coordinated by ECOP, 2004).

Osteopathic Thesaurus Submission Form Use this form to submit terms to the Authorized Osteopathic Thesaurus.

Technical Standards Document  ECOP recommends the following non-academic criteria for admission and continued program participation for osteopathic medical students in programs leading to the doctor of osteopathic medical (DO) degree.

Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine for Non-DO Faculty: What Makes an Osteopathic Education Different?

 View the video (2010, wmv, 21 minutes)  Please answer a brief survey regarding this video presentation.
 View the PowerPoint (2010, ppt, 22 slides)

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