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An overview of current and future osteopathic medicine with Dr. Karen Nichols

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Today’s podcast interview with Dr. Karen Nichols, focuses on osteopathic medicine and how osteopaths are different from traditional medical doctors. In the next 30 minutes Karen will talk to us about the whole person approach to osteopathic medicine, treatment and care. 

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Similarities and differences between MDs and osteopathic physicians
  • A rise in the osteopathic profession and an increase in women osteopaths
  • The Institute of Medicine of Chicago and its role in osteopathic medicine
  • Career opportunities in, and the future of osteopathic medicine

Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS is the Dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to serving as Dean, she was Assistant Dean, Post Doctoral Education and Division Director (chair), Internal Medicine at the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nichols a graduate of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) with a DO degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. She has a Masters degree in Management with a specialty in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. Dr. Nichols served as president of the American Osteopathic Association, president of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. She is presently on the board of the Osteopathic International Alliance.

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