Medical associations unite to condemn misrepresentation of DOs

Erica Carbajal –
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Many misunderstandings still exist about osteopathic physicians and their abilities, despite these doctors getting the same training and practice rights as peers who participate in conventional medical schools, the American Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association stated in a joint Nov. 4 declaration..

Over the last 10 years, the practice of osteopathic medication has actually grown about 63 percent, with a quarter of U.S. medical students participating in an osteopathic medical school..

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” Doctors of osteopathic medication are worthy of to be honored for their contributions to the health of this country,” the declaration concluded..

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The AOA and AMA warned versus the mischaracterization of osteopathic doctors by celebs, media and business, inviting them to first find out about the profession before speaking on it..

” Misrepresentation of osteopathic medicine harms the trustworthiness of the 121,000 osteopathic doctors who look after our countrys hurt and ill,” the statement said..

After medical school, osteopathic physicians must complete clinicals, nationwide licensing exams and three to 11 years of residency, the associations said. They then get extra training for osteopathic manipulative medicine, which entails hands-on methods to treat or identify illness and injury.