Have you been thinking about osteopathic medicine and would like to know more about D.O. programs? Below are a few links we think might be helpful:
- Infographic on The Evolution of Osteopathic Medical Education
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Shadowing a DO and Learning About the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine – Many colleges require applicants to get to know a DO and request a letter of recommendation as part of the application process. Applicants should meet and spend time shadowing the physician. This provides the applicant with exposure to the osteopathic profession and enhances awareness of osteopathic medical philosophy. Working with a physician will prepare the applicant for the application interview. Completing this crucial step also demonstrates the applicant’s commitment to the osteopathic profession.
- How to find a DO mentor
- M.D. vs D.O.
As as aside, we thought this NYT article was worth a read:
The D.O. Is in Now: Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads
“Yet it should be noted: Getting into osteopathic school is still excruciatingly tough. Last fall, almost 16,500 students applied for some 6,400 spots. Touro this year received 6,000 applications for 270 first-year seats for the Manhattan school and a new campus opening this summer in Middletown, N.Y. (The average M.C.A.T. score for students entering this fall was just a point below the M.D. average.)” Read more.