In Their Own Words...

A Snapshot of the Osteopathic Medical Student

Click the names to read each story.

These students have all made journeys similar to yours. 

They have:

  • Completed their pre-medical coursework
  • Taken the MCAT
  • Volunteered
  • Shadowed a DO, and 
  • Worked with their pre-health advisors to ensure a smooth transition to medical school  

We hope their experiences may  inspire and encourage you as you continue toward a career in medicine. 

Learn more about the osteopathic medical school experience

2019-cib-small-icon100pxView the 2018-2019 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book (CIB).

Available online, this contains an overview of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic medical education, application requirements, and individual college descriptions. The CIB is a 'must have' resource for anyone considering osteopathic medical school.

A bound copy is also available for $15 in our online store.


Body, Mind, and Spirit: Essays from Osteopathic Medical Students

Body, Mind, and Spirit features essays by students who were chosen as their medical school’s student DO of the year or researcher of the year, or who were highlighted in the “Students of Medicine” blog produced by AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP).

The writings shed light on how the profession looks at health, how it practices health care, and how it views itself within the larger health care system. They come at a time of evolution within the profession, and are representative of the culture we see within the world of osteopathic medicine today. PDF, 200 pgs. Copyright 2018. Edited by Tyler Cymet, DO.

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