What is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or D.O.'s, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, D.O.'s are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.

There are more than 121,000 D.O.'s practicing their distinct philosophy of medicine throughout the U.S. today. With approximately 25% of medical students enrolled in colleges of osteopathic medicine,

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or D.O.'s, complete four years of osteopathic medical school, with an emphasis on preventive medicine and comprehensive patient care.

Upon graduating from medical school, D.O.'s complete internships, residencies and fellowships. This training lasts three to eight years and prepares them to become licensed and board-certified.

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