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DO residency with MD Fellowship?

Discussion in 'Orthopaedic Surgery' started by cbtk18, Dec 20, 2011.

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    I rotated with a doc who went this rout---albeit 20+ years ago. Is this difficult to accomplish? these days?
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    Pretty soon it'll be impossible. The ACGME wants to make it a requirement for doing an MD fellowship to have completed an MD residency program. I don't know if its official yet but I think it will begin in 2013
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    may not matter as much for ortho as so many ortho fellowship aren't ACGME accredited anyway.
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    How is that even possible? What is the point of even doing one?

    Edit: please forgive my ignorance
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    Orthopaedic subspecialties do not have specific "exams" after fellowship (except the Hand Surgery CAQ) that one must qualify to take by being a graduate of an ACGME fellowship.

    By being in a non-accredited fellowship, there are benefits to the fellow (ability to moonlight, operate as a junior attending without direct supervision when appropriate) and to the fellowship program (able to bill as a co-surgeon or bill full price for procedures done without the attending because you are essentially hired on as a full fledged graduate of a residency program). There is not a whole lot of downside to doing a non-accredited fellowship, and some of the very best are not accredited.
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    Gotcha. Thanks!! Tremendously helpful.
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    Proposed. Will take effect 2015 if approved.
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    Will those who have started residency prior to 2015 be grandfathered into those proposed regulations? Or will those who are in a DO residency be SOL because they chose to go DO before there was any talk of the new ACGME regs?
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    You will be hosed, as will the class below me, and the class below that. Even my class (2014) and the class above me are getting hosed....interviews are being withdrawn.
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    How so? And what do you mean by the interview comment?
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    Interviews are being withdrawn for the people interviewing this year.
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    So AGME fellowships are withdrawing interviews invites already extended to DO's who will graduate from DO residencies due to the preposed changes on the horizon?
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    Yes.

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