Artists going to be DO's

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  1. johndean11229

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    Hey everyone, I was just curious out there to see (since the DO profession is filled with doctors who used to have other careers) if anyone out going to be a DO used to be artists as professionals or just like doing art. I am a professional actor, poet, and i am finishing up my first book. Funny enough i was chewed out at LECOM and NYCOM for "wasting" my last years before applying to school for being an artist, but hey, thats why i am not going to their schools. Anyone else kind of had these problems? I'd love to hear from you artists out there! Take care and Good Luck!

    Johnny
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    Good for you man. Those stodgy bricks at NYCOM and LECOM, that is ridiculous.
     
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    After all that, you got into the best do school!! Good job dude!
     
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    I'm also a poet and translator, and have found that the ability to think conceptually/holistically that is natural to an artist is beneficial to understanding alot of medical concepts. I think that in terms of osteopathic principles - applying lessons of physiology and anataomy to diagnosis and treatment - this artistic training will be great.

    My experience w/ DO schools has been very positive, and I was really up to becoming a DO, learning OMT, fraternizing w/ a more eclectic group of people etc... But I got into the state MD school that I was really keen on and the combination of program/tuition is just too attractive to pass up.

    How do you figure to maintain your artistic pursuits while in medschool? Are you?
     
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    hey, i was studying to be a filmmaker when i decided to make a drastic change and apply to D.O. i'll be starting NYCOM in the fall, they did not really bother me that much about it at the interview. i got a guy interested in film and basically the whole interview i was talking about film theory instead of talking about medicine! i totally thought there was no way i would get in, but go figure...
     
  6. johndean11229

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    hey jdm, cool post, thanks for the support....well as for med school, i do know that my artisitc side will have to be slightly put off for a while. i m def hoping that med school will be the time that i can become a better guitarist. i think music will be a great soother with those nights of long studying and i need a break. writing and acting will def be put off for a while. i will 100% go back to them after i am done cause they are just in my blood. i know i will act and write again...anyway, thats it for now....peace
     

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