The following links have been selected as sources of information pertinent to Osteopathic Medicine.:
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is dedicated to
promoting the philosophy and practice of Osteopathic Medicine. The
organization represents 44,000 DO's and is a valuable source of information.
The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is composed of doctors
of osteopathy, corporations, and others who are intent on improving healthcare
through fostering the principles of Osteopathic Medicine. The foundations accept gifts and provide student loans and awards to students studying Osteopathic Medicine.
Osteopathy: If you are interested in a career in medicine and your dream is to be a physician who has a holistic approach to healthcare you should consider being a osteopathic physician. A doctor of osteopathy has a fundamental belief in the power of the body to heal itself and focuses on direct patient contact working side by side with other physicians and health care providers. A doctor of osteopathy has all the rights and privileges given to MDs. Click on the "Links" bullet below to learn more about this challenging opportunity and what a doctor of osteopathic medicine is.