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Someone told me that it is next to impossible to get a Anesthesia resiency without taking the USMLE's as a DO. Is this true?

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:( I've never heard that before. I hope that isn't true. I'm almost certain that there are Osteopathic hospitals that have gas residencies.
 

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Old Man Dave on Old Premeds web page is in the gas program at Dartmoth,and a DO.Don't know whether or not he took USMLE.
 
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hey there.. i am a 4th yr Do student applying for anesthesiology now.. it is not impossible to get anesthesia interviews without the USMLE... i had 19 interviews.

PM me if u have any questions

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Definately false. Several of my classmates matched into anesthesia without doing the USMLE.

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usmle is not needed....although you may want to consider it if you are applying to top 10 programs bc it will open up more doors......

i am a 3rd yr and am most likely leaning twds gas....this is what i have been told by various grads of NYCOM that have landed top 10 spots.....
 

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But would a DO wanting to do Anesthesia, or EM, still need to do that whole transitional year thing before starting the residency?/ Also, I heard that you needed your USMLE's as a DO to get an MD residency, is this true tooo??
 

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Originally posted by doc3341
Also, I heard that you needed your USMLE's as a DO to get an MD residency, is this true tooo??

I hope this isn't a serious question- but the answer is no. USMLE helps but is not necessary.
 

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Originally posted by doc3341
But would a DO wanting to do Anesthesia, or EM, still need to do that whole transitional year thing before starting the residency?/ Also, I heard that you needed your USMLE's as a DO to get an MD residency, is this true tooo??

From my understanding, it depends on the program. Some allopathic programs accept COMLEX scores without the USMLE.
 

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Originally posted by doc3341
But would a DO wanting to do Anesthesia, or EM, still need to do that whole transitional year thing before starting the residency?/ Also, I heard that you needed your USMLE's as a DO to get an MD residency, is this true tooo??

1) You only need that traditional year if you wanna practice in the 5 states as far as anesthesiology is concerned. However, you can petition out as Quin did. It is a risk however.

2)False. USMLE is beneficial if you would like the opportunity to have interviews at more competitive programs. It is NOT needed to attain an allopathic residency.
 

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The thing with the transitional year really doesnt matter because as far as i can see u have to do 1 year of graduate med education somewhere anyway just to start a 3year gas residency. Most of the time this is done as a trans or prelim year anyway, now whether or not this is incorporated in some programs and done at the same program is up to the program. But from what i can see u have to do 1 year before actually starting gas residency, so might as well do an aoa approved trans year. most gas is 4 years total, including the 1 year of trans or prelim.
 
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