What will your degree say?
• Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
What post graduate testing/training
do you have to do?
• DO graduates have to pass national board exams to graduate from medical
school and to become licensed physicians
• Residency training in a specialty or subspecialty. The length of time varies
from 3 to 8 years after graduating from medical school
• After completion of residency training, physicians can further become
Board Certified in their area of practice. This is a national assurance of
What is osteopathic medicine?
Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of
modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery,
and the use of technology to diagnose disease and
evaluate injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-
on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy
known as osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person
achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health
promotion and disease prevention.
Years 1 - 2
• Human Anatomy
• Infectious Diseases
• Complete DOctor
• Osteopathic Theory and Methods
• Principles of Medicine (includes
pulmonology, cardiology, heme/onc,
rheumatology, endocrinology, etc.)
• Women’s Health
Years 3 - 4
Clinical clerkships in:
• Family Medicine
• Internal Medicine
• Plus a long list of elective and selective