As one of the most open and inclusive tracks of medicine to follow, osteopathic medicine is becoming a prominent profession in the medical field. Using hands-on techniques to alleviate pain, restore motion and support the body’s natural functions, osteopathic physicians can practice in all types of environments and many specialties. Check out the requirements for admission into osteopathic medical school to see if it’s the right path for you!
Pre-osteopathic medicine is not a degree at UND, but an academic advisor within the UND College of Arts & Sciences will help you plan the right combination of courses to prepare your for osteopathic medical school. Combine any undergraduate major with the pre-osteopathic medicine curriculum for an education that will make you an excellent candidate for osteopathic medical school. Whether you major in a foreign language, science, liberal arts or another field, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to be successful. Some courses to complete while still an undergraduate are:
- Organic Chemistry
- English Composition
- College Algebra
- Cell Biology
- Public Speaking
Explore the huge world of osteopathic medicine by involving yourself in the classroom and the community. By immersing yourself in the medical environment, you can get firsthand experience and have the ability to decide if this is the right career for you.
Internships — All medical students are required to obtain hundreds of hours of firsthand exposure to the profession by volunteering or finding employment in medical offices.
Clubs and Organizations — The primary student organization for pre-osteopathic medicine students is UND’s Undergraduate Medical Association (UMA). By exploring the world and work of a physician, it enables you to make informed decisions about your career path.
Osteopathic physicians are licensed to practice in all 50 states and in the full scope of medicine. They are in high demand and are able to find careers in a multitude of environments, from military to family medicine.
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