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ACGME credit for AOA internships???

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by MSUCOM2003, Oct 29, 2000.

  1. MSUCOM2003

    MSUCOM2003 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 1999
    East Lansing MI

    I'd like to get some info about ACGME residencies that require an internship year (ie: optho, neuro) AND allow the AOA internship to count towards that required year. Anybody know any particular programs, or how I can get info about those programs?
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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    You can get information from the AMA-FREIDA website at

    For both optho and neuro the internship year is generally filled with a prelim spot in IM. But the osteopathic situation is unique in that you guys are supposed to do a rotating internship, so I'd contact the program and ask about that. I don't think MD students generally do a transitional year (that's the equivalent of a rotating internship) for the internship before starting a prorgam that begins PGY2.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

    Tim of New York City.
  4. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Downer's Grove, IL
    Hope I'm not too late to try and give an opinion. Many ACGME programs will accept you as a PGY-2 applicant (and many only accept you as PGY-2) meaning you can do the AOA required internship. Off the top of my head, I've seen EM, FP, and IM who do that. As always, contact the prospective program and see how they feel. Every program is different.

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