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    While all forms of medicine help to treat the patient, osteopathic medicine takes the full person into account during treatment. Just like the doctor can’t help the family become accepting of the mother’s condition but, only help guide them on the healing journey; osteopathic medicine helps promote the body to self-heal. Every aspect of the patient’s life is considered during treatment consequently, a better understanding of the patient is learned instead of just considering symptoms and ailments. This holistic approach to medicine integrates the patient into their own care and establishes a bond between doctor and patient. I want to be an osteopathic physician due to this holistic approach to medicine. With servicing the community, a deeper understanding of each person is best considered for their treatment…

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    There are many different mental illnesses, and multiple different ways to treat them. Some of the well known treatments of mental illnesses are therapy, and an abundance of different prescription drugs. An alternative way to treat certain mental illnesses could be Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is defined as “treatment which assists the body with pain minimisation, reduced stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.”…

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    Introduction Osteopathic medicine prides itself on being able to “recognize the body’s ability to regulate itself and mount its own defences against most pathologic conditions” (DiGiovanna, Schiowitz, & Dowling, 2005) Homeostasis can be referred to as the “maintenance of static or constant conditions in the internal environment.” (Guyton & Hall, 2000) Osteopathy and its principles, aim to regulate the bodies’ natural function including the use of osteopathic techniques to maintain the health and…

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    come as a surprise when others would describe me as having a high level of resiliency and a caring heart, qualities I have acquired growing up within that environment. I intend to allow those qualities to propel me to the realization of my dream, which is practicing Osteopathic Medicine as a…

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    The core principals of osteopathic medicine have resonated with me since the first time I read up on the subject. To me the holistic approach of osteopathic medicine makes the most sense because the body is a complex network of systems that continually regulates one another interdependently; that being said I feel it is important to take into account all the factors that cause certain symptoms. It is not beneficial to patients if physicians just treat the symptoms presented, it is my opinion…

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    When I was younger I never knew the wealth of possibilities that came alongside a D.O. degree, and my interest in Osteopathic Medicine was firmly solidified with my interaction with countless Osteopathic physicians while working at Baptist Hospital of Miami as a ED physician scribe. Having worked with both DO and MD physicians I can say, with certainty, that the way in which DO physicians, in particular, Dr. Alexa Viloria, a Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni,…

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    Medicine has always been such a diverse field of work you forget that there is another type of medicine, with the brief history of osteopathic medicine, then just the run down of the doctor who invented it and lastly the school of medicine where I'd like to finish my career and begin my osteopathic one. Osteopathic medicine came to be from a philosophy from Andrew Still after family hardships. After he served in the Union army during the war as a hospital steward, later after the war his wife…

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    My goal is to become the best physician possible so I can provide my future patients quality care. Considering this goal, the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine will prepare me the to do just that because of its commitment to holistic medicine, an excellent curriculum, and opportunities for early clinical exposure. The college demonstrates commitment to holistic medicine through an enhanced curriculum that integrates basic science and clinical science material earlier on,…

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    When I first learned about osteopathic medicine I was attracted to the idea of the holistic approach of working with the patient to treat the whole body and not just the disease. This osteopathic philosophy is supplemented with what I had learned during my time as a Public Health student where the focused was on heath education with an emphasis on preventative medicine to help the individual and community. I came to this realization when I was observing an osteopathic family medicine physician…

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    Osteopathic Medicine Personal Statement As a child, I had the opportunity to grow up in Haiti, in doing so I had the opportunity to learn and interact with the culture in my early years. The remainder of my formal education was completed in the United States, but the experience that I went through in my early life in Haiti, I assumed helps mold and shape my optimistic perception of the future. Growing up within a disadvantaged community there were tough times, moments in which any individuals…

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