1. R

    Need advice - Psych vs FM vs Peds (DO student post-merger)

    Hey guys, Need thoughts. I only took COMLEX 1 (~600), no step 1. I really loved child psych, peds, and FM rotations. -FM: Love that you can build relationships with adults and kids over time. Don't want to do many procedures or manage HTN and DM all day though...Long hours/exhausting? Some...
  2. calvinhobbes

    AOA sues ABIM

    Outcome of the lawsuit could have major implications... or not. I know one of the points of the residency merger was to allow DO’s into ACGME fellowships. It’ll be interesting if the outcome of this case affects other ABMS...
  3. E

    DO Stigma in residency/fellowship

    1st year DO student. I was well aware that DO students are at a disadvantage but I did not realize how profound the stigma against DO was in competitive IM residencies and fellowship. I've seen post where DO students scored 240-260 USMLE Step1, but still had trouble matching into MD...
  4. D

    #DO #MD #MATCH Residency Merger 2020

    How would the 2020 merger change the chances of matching for DOs and IMGs ?
  5. L

    Basic? Residency Questions

    Hi all, OMS1 here. I just wanted to get some clarification on ACGME vs AOA residency in regard to current trends and post-merger changes. 1) What are the specific differences between ACGME vs AOA residencies besides the fact that AOA residencies accept DO’s. How is training different, etc...
  6. heychloe

    What happens to TRI? (Traditional Rotating Internship)

    I have a lot of questions about the TRI, pre and post merger. I did a quick search and could not find all the answers so I hope you guys will be generous enough to answer some of the questions. Pre-merger I noticed a lot of students from my school scrambling into TRI after failing their initial...
  7. O

    USMLE and COMLEX Merger Implications Updates?

    I was wondering if there are any updates on how the merger will be affecting the applicants and the pre clinical students taking examinations. I understand that traditionally osteopathic students have always traditionally took both USMLE and COMLEX to stay competitive. But is there any talk of...
  8. HeartlyPunny

    Specialty Boards after AOA Osteopathic Residency

    Which specialty boards should I take? Will there be some kind of accommodation before I have to make this decision? A little background: I graduated an osteopathic IM residency, and they were given initial ACGME accreditation the next day, or very close there abouts. As such, I happily took...
  9. KVBane

    BOTH As a DO Should I take USMLE Step 2?

    I know this is another one of those threads that gets asked alot, but with the recent changes to accredidtation and the merger coming and no consistent answers in the past about Step 2 I figured I would ask again. I took COMLEX Level 1 and did above a 660, and took USMLE Step 1 and did above...
  10. Dr.Jekyll75

    Programs still in 2019 AOA Match

    I there any chart or website that shows Programs that will participate in the 2019 AOA match since its the last match before the merger ?
  11. GrantAlexander127


    This merger, to me, seems like an absolute awful idea. What I am basically grasping from this merger is DOs had specialty residencies that only DOs could attend. Now, MDs can attend these same residencies, and on average MDs have better stats than DOs. I am also not making out how the complex...
  12. D

    Merger and the 4 DO states

    Anyone able to direct me to any information for how Res. 42 is affected by this merger. My situation. Current PGY-1 wanting to have full license in FL and PA. I am applying for my advanced program this coming season and want to to know where is the best place for find information about any...
  13. C

    AOA ACGME Merger Timeline?

    Will AOA programs with current pre-ACGME-accreditation status be inspected and issued an initial accreditation status before the deadline to rank AOA programs via NMS? Thanks so much!