Less than a decade ago, the United States was home to 26 osteopathic medical schools, branch campuses, and teaching locations. Since 2007, 18 more have opened their doors to eager medical students across the nation for a total of 44 schools, campuses, and locations, according to AACOM’s recently released U.S. Osteopathic Medical Schools by Year of Inaugural Class Report.
This expansion, along with the growing awareness of osteopathic medicine, has kept the demand for osteopathic medical education (OME) on the rise. This year alone, BCOM and NYITCOM at Arkansas State matriculated their inaugural classes of DO students, bringing total enrollment at the nation’s COMs to 27,512, according topreliminary data for fall 2016.
Get the full research from AACOM’s new U.S. Osteopathic Medical Schools by Year of Inaugural Class.