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    Bso graduate, can practice ?

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    Hey all,

    My boyfriend is in his 4th year at the BSO (British School Of Osteopathy) in London, England. Is there any possible way for him to practice in the states, Since BSO is a well reputed university ?

    thanks for the help in advance

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    Can not one help me out with this?

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    Osteopathy in the UK, Australia and a number of other Commonwealth nations is very different osteopathy in the U.S. Non-physician osteopaths cannot practice in the U.S.

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    View posts below for accurate information
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    This is completely inaccurate for foreign trained osteopaths. American-trained osteopaths are full physicians. However, this is not the case if they are trained overseas.

    While the BSO is well-respected, there is huge difference between osteopathic training overseas, and osteopathic training in the United States. American osteopathic schools are medical schools which produce full physicians trained to practice medicine and surgery in addition to osteopathic manipulation. On the other hand, foreign-trained osteopaths are not full-physicians, because osteopathic schools overseas are not medical schools. They focus specifically and solely on the osteopathic manipulation aspect. Even an osteopathic medical school in the US will not legally be able to recognize a foreign osteopath for residency training in any aspect of medicine.

    There may be an opportunity for him to work in a limited setting within the OMT realm of practice, but that would be a question for the American Osteopathic Association AOA Homepage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sushi4045 View Post
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    " Osteopathic physicians, known as DOs, are licensed to practice medicine and surgery in all 50 states and are recognized in forty-seven other countries, including most Canadian provinces."

    Osteopathy in USA is a physician
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sushi4045 View Post
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    " Osteopathic physicians, known as DOs, are licensed to practice medicine and surgery in all 50 states and are recognized in forty-seven other countries, including most Canadian provinces."

    Osteopathy in USA is a physician
    Well aware of that - but the OP is not talking about a US-trained osteopath.

    In addition to the info from devildoc above, I'd like to share that in Australia osteopathy is currently an alternative health profession considered less rigorous and evidence-based than physiotherapy (physical therapy in the U.S. I believe?). The profession is changing and becoming more mainstream, but many osteos practice a range of non-evidence based alternate therapies (e.g. herbalism, homeopathy, accupuncture for systemic diseases).

    Here in Oz, the osteopathic curricula are slowly becoming more science oriented, in a similar manner to the commonwealth chiropractic curricula - now in Australia many (but certainly not all) chiropractors perform the same Dx DDx Tx as physiotherapists.

    So in this sense, it is a completely different discipline and practice.
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    He may be able to practice in Canada which reportedly also has a Internship/Retraining for DO's to be able to become Medical Practioners. US has very strict standards for the practice of medicine and to my knowledge, no such program exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmobile View Post
    He may be able to practice in Canada which reportedly also has a Internship/Retraining for DO's to be able to become Medical Practioners. US has very strict standards for the practice of medicine and to my knowledge, no such program exists.
    No, he wont.

    For starters he is not a DO, he is a non-US osteopath. Outside of the US, osteopaths are non-evidence based practitioners on the same level as herbalists and naturopaths. They are not trained in medicine and surgery.

    A registered nurse with a bachelors degree has more medical training than an osteopath trained outside North America.

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    I agree wholeheartedly with Tomw2. There is no way in hell that someone with a non-US osteopathy degree will be allowed to practice as a full physician. Anywhere.

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