Any DO students applying to Los Angeles peds residencies?

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  1. purva13

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    So I've ravaged this site in terms of finding advice for LA area DO friendly residencies that are also good feeders into fellowships, but I didn't find any recent threads. I've checked the websites for most of the residencies and they don't give much information on whether the residents are DO/MD and I also wanted to get an honest opinion from people on here.
    That being said:
    I'm currently a MSIII in a DO school in the east coast, originally from SoCal. My goal is to get a residency in the Los Angeles area, the ones I love so far are CHLA (top choice), Kaiser LA, UCLA, and UCLA Harbor. (I'm planning on doing another away at USC LAC to see how I like it). Which of these programs would you say are fairly receptive to DOs given decent ECs, letters, and board scores? (I don't want to give my board scores on SDN).
    I'm also open to residencies on the west coast as well, I'm looking into OHSU in Portland for example.
    any advice is appreciated!
     
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    None of them are that receptive to DOs. Sorry. I think OHSU may have a better chance for DOs.

    Try LAC, kaiser Fontana, and those in the inland empire. Peds residencies in academic hospitals are tough to get.
     
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    AZCOM has matched a few students into LAC/USC the last couple of years. I think we had one match at UCLA Harbor as well last year.
     
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    Yeah, ugh, no.
     
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    That's kind of depressing, but what can ya do? Inland Empire is not my ideal location, so it kind of sucks that only 1 hospital is receptive to DOs.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, although kind of disappointing :( Rotated at one IE hospital and wasn't a fan so not sure what to do now
     
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    For DOs, yeah.

    For all ACGME peds residencies, DOs only fill 14% of the seats. For academic hospitals, that percentage drops even further.

    The #1 peds residency in LA is probably CHLA; and they take like 1 DO.
     
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    Well, it doesn't mean you shouldn't try.

    I'm wrong; there is no peds residency at Kaiser-Fontana. The only peds residency in IE is at Loma Linda. You have a better chance there than at UCLA, but less of a chance than at OHSU actually.
     
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    Are you a resident?
     
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    A good amount of people from our last match got into USC and Loma Linda for peds. Maybe try and do an audition at Loma Linda, it's more IE than USC. Good luck bro
     

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