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Osteopathic Recognition

The DO Difference

Why apply for osteopathic recognition?

Nurture the next generation of osteopathically-trained physicians by achieving osteopathic recognition for your residency program.

By achieving osteopathic recognition, training programs help ensure the unique principles and practice of osteopathic medicine will continue to benefit future generations of patients. Osteopathic recognition also provides advantages for medical students seeking osteopathic-focused training and hospitals in need of residents who provide patient-centered, holistic care.

Requirements | Application

The AOA’s Single Accreditation System (SAS) Application Assistance Program is available to help graduate medical education programs throughout the ACGME application process. The program offers guidance in completing an application with access to AOA staff experts and professional consultants who are familiar with the single accreditation program.

SAS Application Assistance


The following list of benefits includes links to relevant research and proof points that demonstrate the value and efficacy of osteopathic medicine.

1. Reduce costs and improve care

2. Ensure osteopathic distinctiveness

3. Attract more high quality candidates


Supporting Research

Antibiotics

Empathy

Hysterectomy

Improvement of function

Length of stay

Low back pain

OMT

Osteopathic principles & practice

Osteopathic distinctiveness

Physician-patient communication

  • Do osteopathic physicians differ in patient interaction from allopathic physicians?
    Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (2003)
    Authors: Carey, Motyka, Garret & Keller
    Summary: Study indicated that osteopathic physicians are more likely than allopathic physicians to discuss social, family and emotional impact of illnesses with patients and were easily distinguishable from allopathic physicians by their verbal interactions with patients.

Pneumonia

Prescriptions

Reduced costs

Resident recruitment

  • Allopathic GME programs seek to attract DO candidates by obtaining osteopathic recognition
    The DO (2015)
    Summary: Allopathic program directors discuss the importance of showing applicants their programs are committed to osteopathic principles. The osteopathic profession’s holistic approach to care benefits patients and ensures a diverse applicant pool for residency positions.ummary: Allopathic program directors discuss the importance of showing applicants their programs are committed to osteopathic principles. The osteopathic profession’s holistic approach to care benefits patients and ensures a diverse applicant pool for residency positions.

Surgery

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