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Discussion in 'Osteopathic' started by gagolden, 06.10.06.

  1. gagolden

    gagolden Call me the DOgg

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    I have a question

    In order to apply to osteopathic cardiology fellowships what are the rules. Of course you need to finish a IM residency, and doing a AOA IM program would be a straight shot, but could you...

    Go do a good allopathic IM program, get your internship year approved by resolution 42 for hardship. Pay your dues to the AOA for all three years so your a member of the AOA etc. Then apply for osteopathic cards fellowships?
    Or do they require that you attend a true AOA IM program?
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    You can do an ACGME program. Yes, you'll have to have the internship year approved.
  3. Idiopathic

    Idiopathic Newly Minted Lifetime Donor

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    I dont see anywhere where this is spelled out, and in my searches, Ive in fact found that the opposite may be true. Ive been told by practicing physicians on this board that once you enter the ACGME for residency that fellowships may be limited to you in the AOA realm. It would be highly beneficial to contact some specific programs and ask rather than take the word of someone here.
  4. babyruth

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    Where are the osteopathic cardiology fellowships? I did not even realize that we had any...

    It would seem like a hard thing to do when you could just go through the ACGME all the way and then have more opportunities available to you anyways.

    I did not know you where interested in cards, me too by the way.
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    Why would you have more opportunities through the ACGME? That doesn't make any sense. Here are the AOA Cardiology Fellowships:

    153268

    NSUCOM/Sun Coast Hospital - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Largo

    FL

    142041

    Mercy Heart Ctr/Mercy Center-North IA - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Mason City

    IA

    126347

    St James Hosp & Health Centers - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Olympia Fields

    IL

    131396

    Botsford General Hospital - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Farmington Hills

    MI

    128402

    Garden City Hospital - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Garden City

    MI

    126074

    Ingham Regional Medical Center - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Lansing

    MI

    152627

    Mount Clemens General Hospital - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Mount Clemens

    MI

    130758

    Pontiac Osteopathic Hosp Med Center (POH) - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Pontiac

    MI

    152952

    Oakwood Southshore Medical Center - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Trenton

    MI

    127481

    PCOM/Deborah Heart & Lung Ctr - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Browns Mills

    NJ

    126283

    UMDNJ/SOM/Kennedy Mem Hsp/Our Lady of Lourdes - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Stratford

    NJ

    169619

    OUCOM/Doctors Hospital - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Columbus

    OH

    162642

    OUCOM/Grandview Hosp & Medical Ctr - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Dayton

    OH

    162770

    UHHS Richmond Heights Hospital - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Richmond Heights

    OH

    152951

    Tulsa Regional Medical Center - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Tulsa

    OK

    169193

    PCOM/Frankford Hospitals - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Philadelphia

    PA

    148162

    UNTHSCFW/TCOM/Plaza Medical Center - Cardiology Residency

    Cardiology

    Fort Worth

    TX
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    aren't those just residencies? I thought there was a difference between residencies and fellowships.
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    I agree with contacting programs. I can tell you however that at the hospital where I work (St James Olympia Fields), all but one cardiology fellow came from an allopathic internal medicine residency. The people in the department will tell you there that you should go to the BEST place you can for your medicine residency. The applicants they get for their cardio fellowship program mostly come from very good allopathic medicine residencies. Two of the guys I know went to Georgetown and Univ of Miami for their medicine residency.
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    Internal Medicine = Residency

    Cardiology = Fellowship
  9. gagolden

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    Since my origional post, Ive talked to two program directors and the ACOI. And here is the official word.

    1) Program directors think the AOA rules are obsurd and out of date
    2) You must get your internship approved by resolution 42
    3) Get your residency approved by a process similar to resolution 42. The ACOI made it sound like if your internship is approved, its pretty hard to deny your residency. You must do some paperwork and some osteopathic CME. (Whatever that means? OMT confrence or what?)
    4) Take the osteopathic IM boards. You must pass the osteopathic IM boards before you can apply for the osteopathic specialty boards.


    So its doable, just some extra loops to jump thru. Hope this helps everyone.
  10. Idiopathic

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    Keep in mind, you can do a fellowship, but as for board certification, there are completely different rules other than prop 42 to think about. You have to be careful as to what is involved in being a board certified cardiologist, as opposed to someone who has just completed a cardiology fellowship. Ive had it reported to me that someone who does an ACGME residency and an AOA fellowship may run into trouble becoming board certified by the ACGME boards, and Ive heard people who wont hire someone only certified by the AOA boards.

    I dont doubt that you could get an AOA fellowship after completing an ACGME residency however.
  11. babyruth

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    "Why would you have more opportunities through the ACGME? That doesn't make any sense."

    I meant there are far more fellowships out there through the ACGME so you have more choices.

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