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Family Medicine is Top Choice for Future DOs

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Family medicine is this year's most-matched specialty among osteopathic medical students, according to National Matching Services.

Of the 1,891 osteopathic medical students placed successfully this year, 472 of them chose family medicine, up 11 percent from last year. Internal medicine saw a 9 percent increase in placements this year.

"Every year, we see more and more osteopathic medical students matching into family medicine programs and other primary care specialties," Clinton Adams, DO, vice chair of the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training, said in a release. "Although primary care is traditionally a lower paying specialty, the role these physicians play in educating patients about healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention is priceless."

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