Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC)
Omega Beta Iota is funded annually by a generous grant from the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC), to aide the efforts in promoting OBI's mission to emphasize the importance of the work medical students do within the U.S. political system.
All Osteopathic Students are provided with a complimentary student membership to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and by way of your AOA membership, you have also received a complimentary membership in the American Osteopathic Information Association (AOIA).
The AOIA is a not-for-profit trade association formed in 2000 to advance the use of information technology in the practice of osteopathic medicine. As a 501(c)(6) registered organization, the AOIA is permitted to engage in advocacy and non-dues revenue producing activities. Your membership in AOIA allows you to become involved with the political advocacy efforts of the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC).
What is OPAC and how does it help me as a student member? OPAC is the sole political action committee advocating on behalf of all members of the osteopathic profession at the federal level. Specifically, OPAC identifies and supports the election and re-election of pro-physician candidates to the U.S. Congress who support your position on the issues most important to our members, their patients and the osteopathic profession. OPAC advocates for policies that address student debt, the availability of residency slots, and other important legislative priorities.