But first, a word about osteopathic
medicine and what OMT entails.
As an aspiring physician, Kuenzel most enjoyed the Osteopathic
Principles and Practice (OPP) lab, where he learned the unique differences between osteopathic
and allopathic physicians.
Currently, ACGME and AOA maintain separate accreditation systems for allopathic and osteopathic
Its mission is to prepare students to become osteopathic
physicians, pharmacy practitioners and dentists through programs of excellence in education, research, clinical care and community service to enhance the quality of life through improved health for all humanity.
Rather than referring your patients to a series of providers for physical medicine, for example, a physical therapist, and then subsequently a craniosacral therapist, and later a massage therapist for lymphatic drainage, the osteopathic
physician (DO) is trained in all these osteopathic
modalities and has access to them literally at their fingertips.
The plan, which was announced jointly by the AOA, the ACGME, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic
Medicine (AACOM), gives AOA-accredited programs 5 years to transition to the new system.
medical schools still emphasize these principles in their training, in most respects, M.
The popularity of osteopathic
medicine has grown in recent years.
For example, a research study performed by Guthrie and Martin (as cited in Lavelle, 2012) showed that women who received osteopathic
manipulation in their lower back reported less pain than women who received sham treatments.
The Cedar City Office of Economic Development is consulting with Colorado-based ROCKY VISTA UNIVERSITY's College of Osteopathic
Medicine, a fully accredited, private college with the regional mission of providing primary care physicians for the Intermountain West.
One of only 26 colleges of osteopathic
medicine in the United States, LECOM was established in 1992 at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Penn.
This annual publication from the American Medical Association presents information on medical licensure requirements and statistics in the US for allopathic and osteopathic
physicians, recruiters, employers, and consultants.