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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.


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. 


Source: AOA Physician Masterfile


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