Fast Facts About Osteopathic Medical Education
- Visit What is Osteopathic Medicine? to learn more about the history and practice of osteopathic medicine.
- In the 2015-16 academic year, osteopathic medical colleges are educating nearly 26,000 future physicians – more than 20% of US medical students.
AACOM represents the 33 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States.
These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 48 teaching locations in 31 states.
- Six of the colleges are publicly controlled, 27 are private institutions.
Over the last 15 years, applicants, enrollment, and graduates have increased significantly:
- Number of applicants to osteopathic medical colleges in 2015-16: 20,447
- Number of applicants to osteopathic medical colleges in 2000-01: 7,708
- 2015-16 first-year enrollment: 7,219
- 2000-01 first-year enrollment: 2,927
- 2015-16 total enrollment: 25,876
- 2000-01 total enrollment: 10,817
- 2014-15 total graduates: 5,323
- 1999-00 total graduates: 2,279
For additional data on these and other osteopathic medical education topics please visit AACOM Reports
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