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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