DOs receive international recognition as fully licensed physicians

Last week, the AOA announced that the United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO), “has issued a letter affirming that U.S.-trained osteopathic physicians are fully licensed physicians who prescribe medication and perform surgery. The acknowledgment draws a clear separation between American DOs and osteopaths. Within the international standards that classify jobs to promote international comparability across occupations, U.S.-trained DOs are now categorized with all other physicians as medical doctors.”  

The article goes on to state:  “This recognition is expected to make it easier for DOs to gain practice rights in different countries, and will assist the AOA in executing its strategic priority to expand the international impact of osteopathic medicine.”

The full article is found at: https://thedo.osteopathic.org/2018/06/dos-receive-international-recognition-as-fully-licensed-physicians/