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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS (DOs)

Growth in Osteopathic Physicians

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Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution & Program Enrollment

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Diversity among Osteopathic Physicians



Growth in Female Osteopathic Physicians



Osteopathic Physicians within the U.S.



States with the Largest DO Population



DO Population within all 50 States



Osteopathic Physician Specialties



DO Distribution among Medical Specialties



Osteopathic Board Certification



Age of Osteopathic Physicians



Age of the DO Population



Age of the DO Population by Gender

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OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL STUDENTS

Growth in Osteopathic Medical Students

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Growth in Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Enrollment



Diversity among Osteopathic Medical Students



Growth in Female Osteopathic Medical Students

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Ethnicity of Osteopathic Medical Students

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OMP Report 2012-DOs

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Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) The Osteopathic Medical Profession Developed more than 130 years ago by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, osteopathic medicine brings a unique philosophy to traditional medicine. With an emphasis on the inter-relationship of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones and organs, osteopathic medical school curriculum prepares osteopathic medical students to apply the philosophy of treating the whole person to prevent, diagnose and treat illness, disease and injury.

As of May 31, 2012 Number of DOs: 77,784*

Estimated number of DOs in active practice: 69,429 * This number does not include

the 2012 osteopathic medical school graduates. Including an estimated 4,773 graduates, there are more than 82,500 DOs in the United States.

Osteopathic physicians (DOs) are fully-licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in all specialty areas including surgery. DOs are trained to consider the health of the whole person and use their hands to help diagnose and treat their patients.

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Growth in Osteopathic Physicians DOs are one of the fastest growing segments of health care professionals in the United States. At the current rate of growth, it is estimated that more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians will be in active medical practice by the year 2020. The graph below shows the growth in the number of DOs since 1935.

Number of Osteopathic Physicians 1935-2012 80,000

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Number of DOs 1935 = 8,265 1940 = 9,503 1945 = 10,964 1950 = 10,877 1955 = 11,912 1960 = 13,281 1965 = 12,047 1970 = 13,022 1975 = 14,231 1980 = 17,788 1985 = 22,540 1990 = 29,461 1995 = 36,999 2000 = 44,918 2005 = 56,512 2010 = 70,480 2012 = 77,784*

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