American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Diversity Among Osteopathic Physicians

GROWTH IN FEMALE OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS

Since the first class convened at the American School of Osteopathy in 1892-1893, women have been a part of the osteopathic medical profession. Today, women account for over one-third of all DOs, and this number is expected to continue to rise as more and more women enroll in osteopathic medical schools around the U.S.

Graph showing the percentage of osteopathic physicians who are female
The table below further illustrates the increase in female osteopathic physicians. Today, almost half of all DOs in active practice four years or less after graduation are female.
Table showing DOs in active practice four years or less after graduation

 

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