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I am a DO student at Arizona college of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale Arizona. Can anyone tell me the problems if any come up with applying to both MD and DO residencies. I want to do my residency in Indiana, but there are only allopathic residencies in Indiana. So I will also so applying to surrounding states, but will only apply to DO residencies in those states. Anyone give me any info.

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depends on what you're planning on going into. really competitive programs might be tougher. things like derm, ortho, neurosurg, radio, etc... will be really hard to get into MD programs. but if you're interested in IM, FP,... you won't have any programs. during your fourth year, do a rotation out in indiana at the hospital of your choice. that should help. if you're only a first or second year, don't even worry about that stuff yet. do well on boards (do COMLEX and USMLE) and your class. the rest might fall into place. if you are also applying to the surrounding DO programs, go ahead and apply to MD ones as well. you never know, you might get in. in general DOs don't have much problems with residencies. just know in general, DO hospitals are smaller and more often located in communities, unlike MD university-based programs. pick wisely.
 

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depends on what you're planning on going into. really competitive programs might be tougher. things like derm, ortho, neurosurg, radio, etc... will be really hard to get into MD programs. but if you're interested in IM, FP,... you won't have any programs. during your fourth year, do a rotation out in indiana at the hospital of your choice. that should help. if you're only a first or second year, don't even worry about that stuff yet. do well on boards (do COMLEX and USMLE) and your class. the rest might fall into place. if you are also applying to the surrounding DO programs, go ahead and apply to MD ones as well. you never know, you might get in. in general DOs don't have much problems with residencies. just know in general, DO hospitals are smaller and more often located in communities, unlike MD university-based programs. pick wisely.
The problem, as I see it, is that you really can't use DO programs as "Back-Up" because if you match in the DO match, you will be pulled from the MD match (which is later). So, if you enter the DO match, you are essentially saying "good-bye" to any allopathic ambitions.
 
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The problem, as I see it, is that you really can't use DO programs as "Back-Up" because if you match in the DO match, you will be pulled from the MD match (which is later). So, if you enter the DO match, you are essentially saying "good-bye" to any allopathic ambitions.
And we have a winner! 8 year Necro-bump. Amazing!
 

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Hmm mmm, the OP has already matched, finished residency and been in practice for a few years by now.
 

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This is what happens when we scold people to "do a search".
But what was s/he searching for? DO threads to make fun of? I can't even fathom the purpose of this post.

That said, I came to SDN through the "Things I learned from my patients" thread in the EM forum, which was already 3 or 4 years old when I discovered it. And I replied to several 2+ yr old posts. But at least the thread was/is still alive.
 
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