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allopathic versus osteopathic

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bpvm99, May 15, 2000.

  1. bpvm99

    bpvm99 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 13, 2000
    new haven, ct
    Hi, I have a question regarding going to medical school versus osteopathic school. Is there really a difference?? I have heard from a few individuals in the medical field that being a DO isn't as respectable as the "time-honored" venerable MD. DO you have any suggestions/advice? Is there an advantage to choosing one tract over the other?? Thanks, Bill
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  3. spiderman

    spiderman Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Bill, many posts and replies have been written about this topic, and most of them can be found under the "Osteopathic Bound" and "Osteopathic" categories. Peruse the archives and you're sure to find the answers to your questions. Good luck.
  4. Jack91


    Dec 8, 2013
  5. CyberMaxx

    CyberMaxx Doing math in pen 7+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Carrel 118
    :welcome:... :wtf:... :beat:... +pissed+
  6. BlueLabel

    BlueLabel 5+ Year Member

    May 6, 2012
    What's with all the necrobumping lately? Can we get a mod to clean this up?
    Reckoner and DrEnderW like this.
  7. IncognitoGuy

    IncognitoGuy life of leisure Physician 5+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    in b4 MD vs DO
  8. The Buff OP

    The Buff OP -lll-------lll- 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2013
    Not this again.
  9. The Buff OP

    The Buff OP -lll-------lll- 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2013
  10. The Buff OP

    The Buff OP -lll-------lll- 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2013
    Wait a minute this thread is from 2000. Why would that kid (@Jack91 )bump this? Hasn't he seen MD vs. DO wars before?
  11. Syncrohnize

    Syncrohnize SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    Both are physicians with the same privileges but arguments can be made with regards to being competitive for certain specialties come residency time. Honestly, Jack91, you're new so it's understandable why you did this but understand that starting a DO vs. MD thread is literally the epitome of trolling on SDN regardless of whether it was intentional or not. Why can't we just make a sticky with the official statistics of "DO v MD" with all the objective data and then the next posts of that sticky can be of links to previous threads. I too have had others eyeroll at me and tell me to use the search function but I have to admit that that function doesn't neatly sort things out by reputability and it requires some digging. It would be much easier if we just had a sticky, right? I'm sure someone would be willing to take on this task.

    Edit: See The Buff OP's link to Lee's (SDN mod's) post. It's effective but I still think a neutral account should be brought forth. I mean, Lee (being a physician) is 100% correct. A fully realized M.D. physician is the same thing as a fully realized D.O. physician. At the same time, (I don't want to start anything here) but there are some neutral statistics that show a preference for M.D. students for M.D. residencies...which I guess makes sense.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013

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