Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association
In 1953 three physicians created NOMA to advocate for the practice rights of and to provide continuing medical education for doctors of osteopathic medicine. The mission of The Association today remains reflective of the mission of our founders. The Association is the collective voice for D.O.s in the Nevada state legislature, to various boards and commissions, and works with the American Osteopathic Association on national issues. Continuing medical education remains a focus and opportunities to participate are made available through a variety of meeting opportunities such as the Winter Medical Symposium, our Annual Convention and the One Day Series.
In the beginning, there were three
I pledge to:
Provide compassionate, quality care to my patients
Partner with them to promote health;
Display integrity and professionalism throughout my career;
Advance the philosophy, practice and science of osteopathic medicine;
Continue life-long learning;
Support my profession with loyalty in action, word and deed; and
Live each day as an example of what an osteopathic physician should be.
I do hereby affirm my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter. I will be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the health and the life of my patients, to retain their confidence and respect both as a physician and a friend who will guard their secrets with scrupulous honor and fidelity, to perform faithfully my professional duties, to employ only those recognized methods of treatment consistent with good judgment and with my skill and ability, keeping in mind always nature’s laws and the body’s inherent capacity for recovery.
I will be ever vigilant in aiding in the general welfare of the community, sustaining its laws and institutions, not engaging in those practices which will in any way bring shame or discredit upon myself or my profession. I will give no drugs for deadly purposes to any person, though it be asked of me.
I will endeavor to work in accord with my colleagues in a spirit of progressive cooperation and never by word or by act cast imputations upon them or their rightful practices.
I will look with respect and esteem upon all those who have taught me my art. To my college I will be loyal and strive always for its best interests and for the interests of the students who will come after me. I will be ever alert to further the application of basic biologic truths to the healing arts and to develop the principles of osteopathy which were first enunciated by Andrew Taylor Still.
Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine
The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit
The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance
Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated
Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function