Originally Posted by Madura
The reality is a decent chunk of people who go to a podiatric medical school do so b/c they can't get into an MD or DO program.
How sad for us
IMO a podiatric surgeon handling all the lower extremity surgeries in a well-respected orthopedic practice says "success" more than the dime-a-dozen DO family practioner.
So if you don't end up in an well respected orthopedic practice, you won't consider yourself successful? Interesting definition.
One thing to remember is that every branch of medicine is important. That's my feeling at least. Dime a dozen or not. I worked with a DO Vascular Surgeon who was beyond brilliant. I don't think it mattered to him that he was a DO.