Preparing for Medical School
Do you want to be a physician who sees patients as more than symptoms or diseases? Do you want to be a doctor who gets involved in the community and spends time learning about your patients as people?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, osteopathic medicine may be a good first, or even second, career option for you! America’s colleges of osteopathic medicine offer supportive, high-quality programs for students of all ages and backgrounds, at campuses across the country.
Browse this section to learn more about osteopathic medicine and the unique philosophy that makes it perfectly positioned to address the nation’s health care needs today.
Why Become An Osteopathic Physician
Interested in becoming a doctor? See why becoming a doctor of osteopathic medicine might be right for you and join the next generation of health care professionals
U.S. Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Learn more about the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). With 36 colleges and 57 teaching locations in 33 states training over 31,000 students there is a COM for you.
Osteopathic Medical School Roadmap
Want to learn more about what happens after you are accepted to a college of osteopathic medicine? Learn about the curriculum and timeline of what you will be doing in med school.