New Catholic medical school will take holistic approach. Another Catholic Medical School….this time Osteopathic.
Osteopathic medicine was a pretty controversial thing 20-30 years ago, and it has an interesting US history, including a time in the 1960′s where Osteopathic physicians (Osteopath is not an appropriate term) could change their DO to an MD in California for $50.
Nowadays, there is really not much difference. Even the manipulative medicine part of the Osteopathic quiver has been more minimized. But the holism that is Osteopathic Medicine is seen more and more in Allopathic schools (MD) these days.
That being said, my best teacher was a DO, and the some of the best doctors at the hospital at which I work (who, sadly, may be leaving soon) are also products of Osteopathic Medical School
The true test of a Catholic Medical School, which most do not do well with, is how they deal with the Guidelines for Catholic Medical Care. What do they teach about Contraception, abortion, Infertility, and End of Life Issues. These are the things that can set this new school apart from its peers.
I wish it great success!