Serving as the professional family for more than 5,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.’s) and osteopathic medical students, the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) promotes public health, advocates for D.O.’s and encourages scientific research all while providing best in class education. NJAOPS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for AOA Category 1-A CME credits and by the Medical Society of New Jersey for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for continuing medical education.
Continually striving to advance the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine, NJAOPS stands for the following comprehensive principles:
  • Compound the value of NJAOPS membership
  • Assist in promoting and elevating the rights of all osteopathic physicians
  • Emphasize and punctuate the essence of osteopathic principles and the diversity of the profession
  • Supporting D.O.s' efforts to provide quality, cost-effective care to all patients 
  • Join Forces with all those dedicated to advance the practice of osteopathic medicine
    Since 1901 NJAOPS and osteopathic medicine have enjoyed a long, rich history in New Jersey. For more than 113 years NJAOPS has been dedicated to the advancement of quality patient care and to the educational, informational and legislative needs of its members. For a more detailed review of NJAOPS' history click on the following link: "The Complete History of New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons" [pdf]

Our Mission

The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons exists to unite osteopathic physicians; promote public health; give voice to the interests of the osteopathic profession; maintain high standards of ethics, practice and osteopathic education; and promote scientific research for the advancement of treatment methodologies, in concert with the goals of the American Osteopathic Association. NJAOPS works to promote first class quality education, continuously moving forward with experienced leadership and support through visionary advocacy. For a complete statement of the goals and objectives of NJAOPS, please visit our Mission Statement page


Formulate Best Practices Health Policies

Actively working with the state legislature and administration, NJAOPS promotes quality health care for New Jersey. NJAOPS carefully monitors state and federal legislative activities that affect how you practice medicine. We aggressively respond on your behalf, bringing the critical concerns of osteopathic physicians before legislative and regulatory leaders. We fight for your best interest on issues of patient safety, quality of care, scope of practice, reimbursement and medical liability. We are proactively involved in healthcare reform initiatives on the state and federal levels, supporting—and often challenging—legislators in the decisions that matter most. We listen to your issues. We voice your concerns. We fight for your rights. And we train you to be a force for positive change. 
To learn more about how you can be personally involved, visit our new Legislative Alert Center. There you can review summaries of key bills and speak out on important issues. Also, keep in mind that your support of the Jersey Osteopathic Political Action Committee (JOPAC) is an important investment in the future of osteopathic medicine in our state. You can find more information on JOPAC and how you can help support our legislative efforts by clicking on the Advocacy/JOPAC tab above.


Produce Quality Education and Training

The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons serves to ensure that the continuing medical education activities meet or exceed requirements established by the American Osteopathic Association's Counsil on CME. NJAOPS is accredited by the AOA to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) for osteopathic physicians. We provide DO's with multiple solutions and choices for CME opportunities. These include but are not limited to conventions (AROC), live conferences (CME Dinners), web based CME, live webinars, recorded webinars, etc. 
NJAOPS continues to develop new and innovative ways to provide CME opportunities for family and specialists throughout New Jersey and neighboring states. We strive to address emerging health care concerns in a timely fashion. In doing so we hope to be a useful and Go-To resource in meeting your professional and patient care needs.


Striving for Excellence

NJAOPS works closely with the ROWAN State University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM). Since its inception in 1969, the New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships totaling over $800,000. NJOEF annually awards scholarships to deserving, first-year students accepted to the fall class of an approved college of osteopathic medicine. To get more information on the application, selection, acceptance process and application forms click on the resources tab.