American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Growth in Osteopathic Medical Students

In addition to the DO population growth, the osteopathic medical student population is increasing. In the 2013-14 academic year, the AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredits 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine operating in 37
locations. The table below illustrates the growth in osteopathic medical school student enrollment each academic year since 2007-08.

Table showing percent increase in osteopathic medical school enrollment
The graph below illustrates the growth in osteopathic medical school graduates each calendar year since 1935.

Graph showing total osteopathic medical school graduates 1935-2013

 

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