Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine

Policy Category: Registration
Under Review: No
Approved by Council: September 2003
Reviewed and Updated: February 2010; February 2011
College Contact: Registration Inquiries

Downloadable Version(s): Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine


This policy delineates the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s position on the equivalency of osteopathic medicine degrees from an accredited osteopathic medical school to medical degrees from an accredited medical school.


This policy applies to physicians who have an osteopathic medicine degree from an osteopathic medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario will recognize a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine granted by an osteopathic medical school in the United States that was, at the time the degree was granted, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association as equivalent to a degree in medicine as defined in clause (a) of Section 1 of Ontario Regulation 865/93.