What is Allopathic Medicine?


Allopathic is the term used to describe the conventional, Western medical system of practice that predominates in the US. It is the kind of medicine that leads to an M.D. degree.

The term “allopathic” comes from the Greek áλλος, állos, other, different + πáθος, páthos, suffering, disease.

Accredited medical schools: There are over 141 accredited allopathic medical schools in the US and 17 accredited ones in Canada.


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