Date of Presentation

5-6-2021 12:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

It is estimated that in the near future there will be a shortage of physicians available to keep up with the needs of a growing older population. To try to account for this, medical schools are expanding class sizes and new schools are being created. While both allopathic and osteopathic schools are expanding, osteopathic schools are doing so a much faster rate. Unfortunately, it seems many students enter their undergraduate careers unaware of osteopathic medicine despite having an interest in medical school. Undergraduate student interest in becoming a medical doctor continues to rise, but so too does the difficulty of earning acceptance to medical school. In this competitive environment, little is known about students’ knowledge of their medical school options. Moreover, as undergraduate students’ emotional health continues to decline, little is known about whether premedical students experience or are at increased risk for the burnout symptoms reported by medical students and other physicians in training. This study examined students’ knowledge of osteopathic medicine, how they learned of osteopathic medicine, and any reported burnout.

Keywords

health occupations, osteopathic medicine, medical students, burnout

Disciplines

Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy | Psychological Phenomena and Processes

Document Type

Poster

COinS
 
May 6th, 12:00 AM

Do You K now D.O.?: Pre Medical Students’ Knowledge of Osteopathic Medicine and Its Relation to Burnout

It is estimated that in the near future there will be a shortage of physicians available to keep up with the needs of a growing older population. To try to account for this, medical schools are expanding class sizes and new schools are being created. While both allopathic and osteopathic schools are expanding, osteopathic schools are doing so a much faster rate. Unfortunately, it seems many students enter their undergraduate careers unaware of osteopathic medicine despite having an interest in medical school. Undergraduate student interest in becoming a medical doctor continues to rise, but so too does the difficulty of earning acceptance to medical school. In this competitive environment, little is known about students’ knowledge of their medical school options. Moreover, as undergraduate students’ emotional health continues to decline, little is known about whether premedical students experience or are at increased risk for the burnout symptoms reported by medical students and other physicians in training. This study examined students’ knowledge of osteopathic medicine, how they learned of osteopathic medicine, and any reported burnout.

 

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