Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Program Mission Statement:
The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program in the College of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to student-centered osteopathic medical education to produce exemplary osteopathic physicians known for competent and compassionate care.
About Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
If you are considering a career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, enormous opportunities to practice modern medicine await you. For the osteopathic physician, a patient is much more than a presenting symptom. Each person is a complete human being to be evaluated with consideration for his or her entire background.
The osteopathic model is comprehensive and holistic and demands that its practitioners possess both humanitarian and intellectual qualities. It encourages a broad educational background in the sciences as well as the humanities. Learn more about Osteopathic medicine by using our Osteopathic Resources.
Two types of physicians are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states: the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). While both types of physicians are trained in all aspects of patient care, D.O.’s offer a distinct holistic approach to medicine.
Osteopathic Medicine is a profession which recognizes the relationship between physical structure (musculoskeletal) and organic function. Osteopathic physicians view the human body as an interdependent unit rather than an assortment of separate parts and systems. Osteopathic Medicine is distinguished by:
- an emphasis on primary care
- utilization of osteopathic manipulative medicine when indicated
- a tradition of caring of patients in underserved rural and urban areas
While all medical, surgical, and obstetric specialties are represented within our profession, the training of vitally needed family physicians, and the drive to reach rural, minority, geriatric and indigent populations, make our program unique.
A dynamic career awaits a committed individual. We invite your inquiries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.