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1 What is Osteopathic Medicine What is Osteopathic Medicine

2 D.O. and Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Medicine (MD) Doctor of Medicine (MD) Typically referred to as Allopathic Medicine Typically referred to as Allopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Typically referred to as Osteopathic Medicine Typically referred to as Osteopathic Medicine DOs have the same practice rights as MDs DOs have the same practice rights as MDs DOs practice in any and all specialties of medicine DOs practice in any and all specialties of medicine

3 Professional Opportunities DOs can complete MD residencies DOs can complete MD residencies DOs/MDs participate in same professional organizations DOs/MDs participate in same professional organizations DOs/MDs both treat Olympic athletes DOs/MDs both treat Olympic athletes DOs/MDs both work overseas DOs/MDs both work overseas DOs/MDs both work at DO/MD medical schools DOs/MDs both work at DO/MD medical schools

4 So What? Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Osteopathic Philosophy Osteopathic Philosophy

5 Some Basic Math What people think: MD + OMM = DO In reality: MD + OMM + Osteopathic Philosophy = DO MD + Osteopathic Philosophy = DO

6 Osteopathic Medicine in the 20 th century and beyond Osteopathy becomes Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathy becomes Osteopathic Medicine DOs were granted full practice rights in the U.S. DOs were granted full practice rights in the U.S. Now 74,000 DOs practice anywhere in any specialty. Now 74,000 DOs practice anywhere in any specialty. 60% practice in primary care – related to the Osteopathic Philosophy 60% practice in primary care – related to the Osteopathic Philosophy 1 in 5 medical students is in a DO Program 1 in 5 medical students is in a DO Program MSUCOM is the only school with both DO and MD tracks, where students take most of their classes together MSUCOM is the only school with both DO and MD tracks, where students take most of their classes together

7 So Whats the Difference? Treating Disease vs Treating Patients

8 Case Presentation Mr. Davis is a 45 year old male presents with sudden onset of the shakes last night followed by a fever, cough, trouble breathing and chest pain Mr. Davis is a 45 year old male presents with sudden onset of the shakes last night followed by a fever, cough, trouble breathing and chest pain He has a past medical history of chronic lung disease from smoking since he was 8 years old. He has a past medical history of chronic lung disease from smoking since he was 8 years old.

9 Treating Disease Pneumonia Pneumonia Prescribe Antibiotics Prescribe Antibiotics

10 Treating the person Work? Work? Pt works as UPS driver Pt works as UPS driver Recreation? Recreation? Pt training for marathon Pt training for marathon Responsibility? Responsibility? Pt takes care of his 2 year old son Pt takes care of his 2 year old son Comorbidities? Comorbidities? Pt has chronic lung disease Pt has chronic lung disease Comfort? Comfort? Pt cannot sleep as well Pt cannot sleep as well Other Concerns? Other Concerns? Pts grandma died of pneumonia Pts grandma died of pneumonia

11 Treating the person UPS Driver UPS Driver Advise time off from work Advise time off from work Marathon Training Marathon Training Consider less intense work outs, get rest Consider less intense work outs, get rest Watching Son Watching Son Can patient get help? Can patient get help? Lung Disease Lung Disease OMM to increase breathing OMM to increase breathing Discomfort Discomfort Medication for pain Medication for pain Grandmas History Grandmas History Reassure patient he is healthier than his grandmother was. Reassure patient he is healthier than his grandmother was.

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13 How do I become a DO? Osteopathic Medical School

14 Osteopathic vs Allopathic Application Process Application Process Curriculum Curriculum Board Exams Board Exams Residencies Residencies Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Treatment (OMM or OMT) Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Treatment (OMM or OMT) 400 hours of extra training DO students receive in hands on musculoskeletal treatment 400 hours of extra training DO students receive in hands on musculoskeletal treatment

15 What do I get involved in? Find something youre passionate about Find something youre passionate about Sewing club, math team, Sewing club, math team, Learn as much as you can about medicine Learn as much as you can about medicine Budget time wisely Budget time wisely Learning how to manage time Learning how to manage time

16 The Osteopathic Applicant Good Grades Good Grades Well rounded Well rounded What makes you unique? What makes you unique? The Non-Traditional Student The Non-Traditional Student

17 MSUCOM Stats Average GPA : Average GPA : Average MCAT: Average MCAT: Average Age: 24 Average Age: 24 Class Size: 312 Class Size: Canadians 14-Canadians 5,000 Applicants 5,000 Applicants

18 Being a DO Student

19 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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21 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine A unique tool DOs possess to treat patients with their hands A unique tool DOs possess to treat patients with their hands Focuses on how the body reacts to illness and attempts to correct this Focuses on how the body reacts to illness and attempts to correct this

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