Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of osteopathic medicine, involving a combination of medical principles and procedures and osteopathic principles of holistic medicine and the relationship of the musculoskeletal system to general health.

Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, preventive medicine, family and community medicine, medical informatics, disease systems, organ and physiologic systems, osteopathic principles and practice, osteopathic manipulative treatment, musculoskeletal and skin systems, clinical specialty rotations, medical ethics, and professional standards and practice management.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy Major?

If you choose to have a career in Osteopathic Medicine, you will be treating your patients with a “whole person” approach to health and wellbeing.  Your focus is on their preventative healthcare along with attitudes and lifestyles that not only combat illness but may prevent illness as well.  To become an Osteopathic doctor, you will need to complete a four-year professional program after college to receive the necessary Doctor of Medicine degree.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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