Enrollment Figures Show Fort Worth Is Home To One Of Largest D.O. Programs In U.S.

According to enrollment figures, The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center is the ninth largest osteopathic medical school in the country.

Total enrollment there was 927 for the 2014-2015 school year, making it larger than schools in Iowa, Tennessee, West Virginia, Illinois, Florida, and Virginia. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. There are 30 accredited osteopathic medical programs in the United States, which provide instruction at 42 total locations.

Graduates receive Doctorates of Osteopathic Medicine degrees (D.O.). There are about 50,000 osteopathic doctors practicing in the United States, compared to 750,000 M.D’s, who have graduated from one of the country’s roughly 140 medical degree programs.

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