UWF Partnership with AMEC
The goal of AMEC is to train osteopathic physicians who will work in
underserved regions of
Partner Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:
Prospective students apply to the schools of their choice from the above list. AMEC staff will assist interested applicants who wish to apply through the AMEC program. Based on the admission criteria specified by the osteopathic school of medicine to which the student is seeking admission, selection for the program is made by the Admissions committee of AMEC. AMEC endorses qualified applicants, most of whom are accepted by a college of medicine.
Students can be identified early in their UWF career as well, for a fast track admission to medical school. Talk to your UWF pre-professional advisor for more details. The pre-professional advisor at UWF has brochures on AMEC and on a career in osteopathic medicine.
D.O.s and M.D.s are alike in many ways. Both complete 4 years of medical education, engage in internships and residencies that enhance their knowledge and skills in areas of specialization, both may choose to practice in any specialty of medicine, both must pass comparable exams to obtain state licensure, and both practice in accredited and fully licensed health care facilities.
D.O. schools emphasize training students to be primary care physicians. Dos practice a “whole person” approach to medicine, not just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, and includes a strong focus on preventive health care.