Allopathic vs. Osteopathic Medicine

When most of us say "doctor," we're thinking of allopathic doctors. But there is a whole other branch of medicine called osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic physicians are doctors too, and perform the same types of activities as allopathic physicians. And it is often easier to get into an osteopathic school than an allopathic school.

Learn more about the difference between allopathic and osteopathic medicine from Missouri State University.

Here is the site for AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine).

Check out the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Also see the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

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