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So are all D.O. doctors surgeons? what are different types of D.O. doctors if there are any besides surgeons?
 

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So are all D.O. doctors surgeons? what are different types of D.O. doctors if there are any besides surgeons?

Dude, do some research before posting. :rolleyes:

Are you trolling?

AOA (2006) said:
Osteopathic medicine is emerging as one of our nation's fastest growing healthcare professions. And with good reason. Because of their commitment to primary care and prevention, osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) are becoming the physicians of choice for more and more people. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes the inter-relationship of the body's nerves, muscles, bones and organs. The osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole person is applied to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease and injury.

Because osteopathic medical education places a strong emphasis on primary medical care, more than 65% of all D.O.s practice in these areas including family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. While the majority of D.O.s provide primary care, they can also specialize in any area of medicine from psychiatry to cardiology to ophthalmology.

Active D.O.s by self-identified specialty category

Specialty Number Percentage
Family medicine 18,234 46.43
Internal medicine 3,256 8.29
Pediatrics 1,660 4.23
OB/Gyn 1,544 3.93
OMT/OMM 459 1.17
Nonprimary care 14,115 35.95
Unknown 267 -
Subtotal 39,535 100.0
• D.O.s assumed to be in
postdoctoral training 13,292
Total 52,827
* Statistic represents D.O.s under the age of 65 who have not notified the AOA that they have retired.
•D.O.s who graduated after January 1, 2002 are assumed to be in post doctoral training.
The statistics are current as of June 1, 2006.
 
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Ok Im not trying to be a troll but can a D.O. doctors be radiologist?
 

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yeah. I shadowed two radiologists who were D.O.s
 

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DO = MD; both are physicians. The more important question you need to ask yourself is, "Can I be a radiologist." :smuggrin:

Good luck. :thumbup:

True that, Both Osteopathic and Allopathic students struggle for Radiology spots. I am not sure about the numbers, but proportionally, there might be more AOA radiology spots than AMA? Can anyone verify that?
 

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there are 14 AOA programs with roughly 33 pgy1 spots. ...Thats my hard work for a sunday, someone else can find the ACGME spots.
 

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So are all D.O. doctors surgeons?

Only the ones who choose to be surgeons are surgeons.

what are different types of D.O. doctors if there are any besides surgeons?

Anesthesiologists
Bariatric surgeons
Cardiologists
Dermatologists
Endocrinologists
Family practitioners
Geriatricians
Hospitalists
Immunologists
Neurosurgeons
Opthalmologists
Pediatricis
Radiologists
Surgeons
Thoracic surgeons
Urologists


Thats a start. There are others

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Only the ones who choose to be surgeons are surgeons.



Anesthesiologists
Bariatric surgeons
Cardiologists
Dermatologists
Endocrinologists
Family practitioners
Geriatricians
Hospitalists
Immunologists
Neurosurgeons
Opthalmologists
Pediatricis
Radiologists
Surgeons
Thoracic surgeons
Urologists


Thats a start. There are others

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Speaking of surgery, would you say that PCOM is the best Osteopathic School to go to if you want to pursue some sort of surgery speciality?
 

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Speaking of surgery, would you say that PCOM is the best Osteopathic School to go to if you want to pursue some sort of surgery speciality?

PCOM has a strong tradition of generating specialist (not sure about strictly surgery though). Work your butt off at any school and you can become a surgeon. Just becuase you graduate from a particular school doesn't mean that PD's are going say, "we need this guy becuase he's from......." You still have to earn your spot. I would suggest talking to JP about this as he is not only from PCOM but just matched surgery.
 

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Speaking of surgery, would you say that PCOM is the best Osteopathic School to go to if you want to pursue some sort of surgery speciality?

Im biased so I will say yes.

But I have facts to base that on.

PM me for more info. (not everyone ;) )
 

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PCOM has a strong tradition of generating specialist (not sure about strictly surgery though). Work your butt off at any school and you can become a surgeon. Just becuase you graduate from a particular school doesn't mean that PD's are going say, "we need this guy becuase he's from......." You still have to earn your spot. I would suggest talking to JP about this as he is not only from PCOM but just matched surgery.

Im biased so I will say yes.

But I have facts to base that on.

PM me for more info. (not everyone ;) )

Thanks for responses. I really like the clinical exposure and other opportunities that PCOM provides its students. IF I get into PCOM and a Cali school I will PM you for details for sure:D
 

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So if there are D.O. doctors that can be cardiologists, radiologist, and etc. what is really the difference between a D.O. and an M.D.
 

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WAIT a minute... I was accepted into DCOM! So does that mean i'm gonna be a doctor??? Like a real doctor??? HOLY CRAP!!!! WHAt a shocking surprise!!!:eek:


Man, some of these people need to do some research before they start posting dumb crap! GEEEZZZZ!!!!:mad:
 

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WAIT a minute... I was accepted into DCOM! So does that mean i'm gonna be a doctor??? Like a real doctor???

From most DO schools you would become a real doctor.

But not from DCOM.

I think they only offer a DC degree.
 

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difference is that i get to hug/touch/do what ever else i want to female patients in front of their hubbies and they dont care.
 
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