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​Osteopathic Medicine

​​​​​​​​Description​Osteopathic medicine was developed as a method of treatment emphasizing the musculoskeletal system and a concern for the patient as a complete entity.  DOs diagnose and treat human diseases and injuries, and practice preventive medicine, sometimes combined with research and/or teaching.
​Program Length​4 Years
​Professional Schools’ Organization​AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine)
​Application Service​AACOMAS (American Association of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service)
​Academic Admission Requirements​One year each: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Math (through calculus), Physics, English.
​Admission Exam​MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
​Personal Attributes & Experiences​Similar to allopathic medicine.  Also a knowledge and commitment to the DO’s traditional concern for the whole person and a “holistic” approach to the practice of medicine in general.
​Recommendation Letters​Health Professions Committee letter (usually confidential) sent with additional individual letters of support.