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Allopathic Medicine (MD) is an inclusive profession that offers varied opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • Clinical practice
  • Medical administration
  • Public health
  • Medical education
  • Biomedical research

Ideally, all physicians aspire to be:

  • Altruistic, compassionate, trustworthy, and truthful in their relationships with patients, patientsā€™ family members, and professional colleagues.
  • Knowledgeable about the scientific basis of medicine and the normal and abnormal functioning of the body.
  • Skillful in communicating with and providing care to their patients.
  • Dutiful in working with other physicians and health care professionals to promote the health of individual patients and community members
    (source: Medical School Admissions Requirements publication)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

AMCAS Instruction Manual

MSAR Online:  (Medical School Admission Requirements) database of allopathic US and Canadian medical schools

The Next Generation: An Introduction to Medicine


Osteopathic Medicine
(DO)
What does a D.O. do?

  • D.O.ā€™s practice the full scope of medicine in all existing specialties of the medical field.
  • Osteopathic physicians receive the same medical training as their allopathic (M.D.) counterparts, plus an additional 200 hours of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) ā€“ a hands-on therapy that is used to diagnose and treat illness and injury.
  • D.O.ā€™s are trained to focus on the whole person, working with patients to achieve high levels of wellness and disease prevention.
    (Source: Osteopathic Medical College Information Book)

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medical Schools (AACOM)

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

List of Osteopathic Medical Schools