Are you passionate about treating the whole patient and not just their symptoms? With a focus on preventative care, osteopathic medicine takes a “whole person” approach to medicine, helping individuals develop lifestyles that fight and prevent illness.
When you pursue your pre-osteopathic medicine prerequisites at UHSP, your classes (even history and public speaking) are taught through a health sciences-focused lens, so you develop the skills you’ll need to grow into an excellent doctor.
Osteopathic Medicine At a Glance
Osteopathic medicine offers a unique training, perspective and approach to the field of medicine. As one of the fastest growing segments of health care, representing 11% of all physicians in the U.S., Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) practice in a variety of medical specialties, including primary care, pediatrics, OBGYN, emergency medicine, psychiatry and surgery.
Median salary greater than or equal to $208,000 for physicians and surgeons. (BLS, 2022)
of Med students
25% of medical students in the U.S. are training to be osteopathic physicians (AOA, 2023)
Increase in Last Decade
There are now 178,000+ Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and osteopathic medical students in the U.S. (AOA, 2023)
Your Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Journey Starts Here
Our biomedical sciences program was designed as our pre-professions program, but most of our undergraduate programs can be adapted to meet the necessary prerequisites for most osteopathic medical programs.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry provides a foundational study of the biological and physical sciences and how they relate to health and medicine.
The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program prepares students for futures in a changing world by giving them a strong academic foundation in the sciences as well as the skills required to be successful in a wide variety of health professions careers.
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology combines the University’s strengths in anatomy, physiology and basic sciences with the exercise sciences to prepare you for success in the career you want.
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Medicinal Chemistry (B.S)
The Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry is designed for students to become immersed in chemistry and biology and gain an understanding of how the two fields can be leveraged for drug discovery and optimization.
The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience program provides students a deep understanding of the mind and prepares you for a broad range of career paths in health care.
The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is designed for students to gain a strong foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts.
A Partnership for Your Medical School Future
After earning your bachelor’s degree or completing your pre-medicine prerequisites, you’ll be ready to pursue extraordinary at any medical program you choose.
Continue with A.T. Still University
As an added bonus, students who choose to pursue their Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) Medicine at A.T. Still University (ATSU-KCOM) benefit from three interview slots reserved for UHSP students each year.
As the founding college of osteopathic medicine, ATSU-KCOM is a leader in osteopathic medicine and instills students with the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape health care in underserved communities.