Are you looking to attend medical school in California?
There are currently 35 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 56 teaching locations in 33 states. Three of these medical schools are located in California: The California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clovis, CA; Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA and Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA.
What is Osteopathic Medicine?
Osteopathic medicine is a distinct pathway to medical practice in the United States. 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 treatment 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, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.