Senate Marks “Osteopathic Medicine Week”


The Senate adopted a Resolution (April 9) supported by Senator Dan Laughlin recognizing the week of April 14 through 20, 2019, as “Osteopathic Medicine Week” in Pennsylvania.

“Osteopathic Medicine Week focuses on increasing public awareness on the important role that providers play in improving the lives of thousands of patients across the Commonwealth and the nation. Osteopathic physicians are fully licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in all specialty areas of medicine, including surgery,” Senator Laughlin said. “Pennsylvania benefits from the education of osteopathic medical students at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.”

There are more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students in the United States and more than 8,500 doctors of osteopathic medicine here in this Pennsylvania.

Contact:         Matt Azeles       

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