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What is a DO? Free online course provides the answer

RowanSOM student leads effort to launch class and help educate patients, future doctors about osteopathic medicine.

When Timothy Tsai, OMS IV, first envisioned creating a free massive open online course (MOOC) about osteopathic medicine, he thought it would be a short-lived endeavor. However, the project took on a new life once he collaborated with faculty and students at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey.

So far more than 1,200 people have taken the Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine course since its launch in May. The school’s academic technologies group recorded videos for the MOOC that help educate the public about osteopathic medicine and DOs’ approach toward patient care by focusing on prevention.

The self-paced course features four modules:

  • Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine.
  • History of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.
  • Clinical Applications of OMT.

Each module takes about four hours to complete. Learn more or sign up on the online course’s enrollment page.


  1. Bapi Nath

    I am interested about your osteopathic medicine course.l am a medical graduate (BAMS) from Calcutta University,West Bengal,India. I want to complete the online osteopathic medicine course.please guide me how I start the post graduate course?

    1. Rose Raymond

      Hello, I’m not sure if this course is still available. I suggest you try contacting the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Good luck!

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