Question about Professional Skills for missionaries:

"Can a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) practice medical missions internationally? Or only a MD? Is there much room for medical missions as an osteopathic physician?"

"Yes!"

Answer from John McVay with In His Image Medical Missions.

Over half of our alumni medical missionaries are DOs and they serve in a multitude of countries. There are some nations that incorrectly categorize a DO as a chiropractor and so those do not work for a DO If you have a specific country in mind, do a web search for that. Here is a link that has some information though it may not be up to date:

List of countries where US-trained osteopaths are recognized.

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