Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University

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What is a D.O.?
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine complete four years of medical training at one of the nation’s fully accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine.   

Upon graduation from medical school, D.O.s complete a one-year rotating internship through all the areas of primary care.  Afterward, they may complete a residency in any of more than 120 specialty and subspecialty areas of medicine. 

Whether they're family doctors or specialists, D.O.s use all the tools of modern medicine.  They also are trained in a hands-on treatment tool known as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), which brings an added dimension to healthcare in the form on a non-invasive treatment.


What is osteopathic medicine?
Osteopathic medicine is a century-old tradition of caring for the whole person, not just treating symptoms. D.O.s help their patients develop attitudes and lifestyles to prevent illness. They give special attention to how the body's nerves, muscles, bones and organs work together to influence health. And, through osteopathic manipulative treatment, D.O.s can use their hands to diagnose injury and illness - encouraging the body's natural ability to heal itself.


Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
OSU Center for Health Sciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. Since its beginnings more than 30 years ago, OSU-CHS has grown to offer eight graduate degrees. On-campus programs, distance learning and OSU partnerships train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and health care professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and under-served Oklahoma. OSU operates eight clinics, six in Tulsa, one in Enid and one in Muskogee. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.