Although I have shadowed Physicians in the past, as well as an Osteopathic Physician, I had never seen OMT first-hand or fully understood the wide range of uses it has. Recently, I had the chance to visit with an Osteopathic Physician who gave me an "up close and personal" view of manual medicine. I can honestly say it was the most meaningful, educational, and inspiring experience I have had in terms of pursuing a career as an Osteopathic Physician. I now truly appreciate the scope of the techniques, the profession as a whole, and the wonderful physicians who not only practice these techniques, but chose to pass their knowledge on to students. I would like to thank this gentleman for allowing me to spend time with him, and I hope I get another chance to visit his office. Nothing has inspired me more and raised my level of excitement about Osteopathic medicine more than the few hours I spent watching this physician interact with his patients. Again, thank you. ------------------ Joshua Paul Hazelton, CNA, EMT-B [email protected] University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2002) "D.O. Wannabe"