Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Degree
The degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) will be granted to MCOM students who successfully meet all graduation requirements. The D.O. degree allows osteopathic physicians to practice the full scope of medicine and surgery in every specialty and sub-specialty in every one of the 50 states upon licensure.
Osteopathic physicians believe in the philosophy that the human being is an interdependent unit of the mind, body, and spirit; and that there is a reciprocal inter-related relationship between physical structure and organic function; and that the body has the inherent capability for self-healing and homeostasis. D.O.’s are also trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative techniques (OMT) to address each of the previous points to ultimately in the recovery and well-being of the patient.