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More aspiring physicians are choosing osteopathic medicine than ever before, leading to an increasingly youthful profession. In 2017, more than half of all DOs were age 45 or younger.
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The number of female DOs also continues to trend upward each year. While roughly 41% of DOs are women, female physicians make up 47% of the DO population under 45. 

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Source: AOA Physician Masterfile

 

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