A fully licensed medical doctor with or without a medical specialty.
Additional postgraduate academic and professional training in OM leading to the granting of a diploma.
The acquisition of diagnostic and therapeutic skills for OM requires an educational training program of at least 700 hours within a minimum time period of 4 years.
The educational standard in OM requires knowledge and skills in all three osteopathic areas, the parietal, the visceral and the cranio-sacral systems.
The osteopathic physician completes and broadens the standard medicine in the context of an integrated patient care. He emphasizes both an evidence based and patient centred medicine.