Medical doctors, or physicians, are highly trained healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations, diagnose illnesses, prescribe drugs, and treat patients suffering from injury or disease. “Doctors of osteopathic medicine practice a ‘whole person’ approach to health care; rather than just treating your specific symptoms, osteopathic physicians focus on treating you as a whole.”
Click here to learn more about the field of osteopathic medicine, such as what to expect in medical school and how to become a licensed physician.
Click here to learn about the required prerequisites, getting relevant experiences, researching medical schools, and the MCAT.
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|Learn More About Osteopathic Medicine||American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Early Acceptance Program||LECOM Osteopathic Medicine Early Acceptance Program|
|Programs in Hawaii||Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) through A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medical School in Arizona: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students can complete osteopathic curriculum at the WCCHC. Students will receive instruction via live podcasts while interacting with on-site faculty.
|Researching Schools||AACOM’s Choose DO Explorer|
|Entrance Exams||Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)|
|Applications||AACOM Application Service|
|Letters of Recommendation||Required Types|
|Interviews||Sample Interview Questions|
|Financial Aid||AAMC Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools
Financing your Medical Education: Modules
|Engagement||Health – Current Opportunities
Hawaii Pre-Health Career Corps
The Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC) is a free year-round program for Hawaii high school and college students who are interested in health careers. Its purpose is to increase awareness about health careers, provide mentoring, shadowing and research experiences, and provide campus exposure to health careers.
Text compiled from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) website, American Osteopathic Association (AOA) website, AACOM’s Osteopathic Medical College Information Book 2015, NAAHP’s Medical Professions Admission Guide, and the UHM 2017-2018 Catalog.