A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) is a fully licensed medical doctor. Training includes four years of college and four years of medical school. After graduation, a one-year Rotating Internship is required before choosing a many-year residency program to become board-certified in any a medical specialty the doctor chooses.
An osteopathic medical doctor has more than 300 hours of training musculoskeletal system called osteopathic manipulation. This is similar to, but distinct from, chiro-practic manipulation. Osteopathic doctors trained outside of the U.S. have training very similar to chiropractic. American-trained DOs are often trained in the same programs as their MD counterparts.
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