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Anesthesiology residencies for osteopathic students

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by euhsa, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. euhsa

    euhsa Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    somehere near NYC
    I understand that there are only ten osteopathic programs out there. Is anyone familiar with any of these programs? What are the pros and cons of training in these programs compared to training in an allopathic program?
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  3. Justin4563

    Justin4563 Banned Banned

    May 19, 2001
    New Jersey
    It doesnt matter where you go... medicine is Medicine.. and certainly the aba doesn ask you if you are a DO or MD
  4. euhsa

    euhsa Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    somehere near NYC
    I appreciate your input, Justin, but my purpose behind this post has nothing to do with the fact that I am a future DO (and not an MD). In fact, I am more than happy with my decision to attend an osteopathic school. My question is more specific to the ten osteopathic programs, and from my humble knowledge, certain programs have been known to educate their residents differently than others to say the least. (In addition, different programs have also been known to select applicants differently. Can you see my astute command of the obvious here?) Besides, is it not useful to glean information about specific programs? :rolleyes:

    BTW, are you being sued at the present time?
  5. Future GI Guy

    Future GI Guy Hoo Hoo.... 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    I think it's silly for DO's to put blinders on and assume that there are only "10" Anesthesiology programs.

    Allopathic Anesthesiology programs love DO's (I have a friend who graduated last year--DO--and is at WashU in St. Louis).

    Don't limit yourself to those ten programs. You'll get a very good education at most programs, whether they be the 132 allopathic, or the ten osteopathic.
  6. euhsa

    euhsa Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    somehere near NYC
    When and where did I mention that there were only ten anesthesiology programs? Please be careful about reading into things.

    I would be more than happy with an allopathic anesthesiology program, but I don't think that it's wrong to look into osteopathic programs as well.
  7. jdaasbo

    jdaasbo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 1999
    Just out of curiosity,

    there are 39 AOA funded anesthesiology positions. 15 of these are filled.

    Check out both AOA and ACGME programs. If I were looking for an anesthesiology program I would go for the biggest name program at the largest tertiary academic hospital with the best training (i will admit this last criteria is most important and hardest to assess). With the anesthesiology job market as it is (medium-tough), and considering that getting a top anesthesiology residency is pretty non-competitive, why not to aim for Johns Hopkins, or MGH, or UCSF, etc.

    Just my thoughts.
  8. stevenmfield


    Oct 10, 2010
    Hey guys, Just wondering if anyone knows which Osteopathic anesthesia programs were the best to rotate at and apply to. Any one have any experience with any of these programs? Just trying to decide how to spend my elective rotations.
  9. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Alamo
    holy ****!
  10. nlax30

    nlax30 Fellow Physician 10+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Biggest thread resurrection I've seen yet.
  11. hocapoca

    hocapoca New Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2005
    I rotated at the osteopathic one in California. The rotation is actually pretty good and they take 5 residents a year. Its one of the biggest osteopathic anesthesia program.
  12. scudrunner

    scudrunner ASAPAC Supporter 7+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Skimming the tree tops
    How is Moreno Valley? Decent place to live?

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