🏥Of course my month of GMF had to end in a hectic afternoon finale (last minute admissions, need for blood transfusions, patient leaving AMA..😜) but I couldn't miss out on celebrating National Osteopathic Medicine week! See the initials after my name? We're a minority, and we are happy to tell you more about our degree/career •
A few facts on what it means to be a DO :
*There are two types of fully licensed physicians in the U.S. – MDs and DOs.
*Our training and education are very similar and equally rigorous, but DOs come at the practice of medicine from a different philosophy. *We get extra training specifically in osteopathic manipulative medicine, which some DOs go on to use regularly in their practice *Generally speaking, we approach the whole patient with our training focused on addressing mind, body and spirit * About 15% of practicing physicians in the U.S. are DOs, and we practice in every since medical specialty •
Tagged in this picture are some of my very favorite fellow DOs ❤️❤️ If you ever have any questions regarding osteopathic medicine/med school please let me know--I'm happy to answer 🤗 (It's been a busier month, if I haven't gotten back to an email or message my sincerest apologies! Will try to catch up.) Happy Friday everyone, and if anyone is going to @thegoodfest tomorrow please message me- would love to meet up!! •
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