Osteopathic Medicine Requirements
- 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.
- Doctors of osteopathic medicine can choose any specialty, prescribe drugs, perform surgeries, and practice medicine anywhere in the United States.
- There is no particular major required for admission to Osteopathic medical school although a strong background in science is highly recommended. Students will apply using AACOMAS
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree and the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is required for admission.
- American Osteopathic Association
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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|Courses||U of M Course|| Minimum semester hours required by
Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
|General Biology||BIOL 1110/1111
|General Chemistry||CHEM 1110/1111
|Organic Chemistry||CHEM 3310/3301
|General Physics||PHYS 2010/2011
|English Composition||ENGL 1010
|Biochemistry||CHEM 4511||Strongly Recommended for MCAT|
|General Psychology||PSYC 1030||Strongly Recommended for MCAT|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI 1010||Strongly Recommended for MCAT|
|Upper-Division Biology Courses||See Advisor for Options||Strongly Recommended|