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What is Osteopathic Medicine

Links and Readings on Osteopathic Medicine

Choose DO: What is Osteopathic Medicine?

Choose DO Explorer: Your Path to Medical School

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The DO: News from the AOA

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

The Lengthening Shadow of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still



Facts about osteopathic physicians

  • The number of DOs has increased 54% since 2010.
  • More than 25% of medical students in the United States are training to be DOs.
  • Nearly 57% of all DOs practice in the primary care areas of family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.
  • The United States has approximately 108,000 fully licensed and practicing osteopathic physicians.
  • Each year, more than 100 million patient visits are made to DOs.


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