Osteopathic medicine is one of two medical fields fully licensed and approved for the delivery of complete medical care. Osteopathic physicians practice in all recognized medical specialties, using the full range of health-care techniques in diagnosis and treatment. The distinctive feature of osteopathic medicine is the recognition of the interrelationship between the structure and function of the body, that is, traditional emphasis on holistic medicine or treating the patient as a whole person. One of the characteristic features and added dimensions of an osteopathic physician in terms of clinical practice is the utilization of manipulative therapy. As these health-care techniques grow in popularity, the projected growth in employment of physicians and surgeons in this field is expected to grow 13%.*
Our pre-osteopathy program provides a basic body of knowledge to meet the admission requirements for osteopathic schools. Admission to an osteopathic school follows the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these projected growth rates are from 2016-2026.