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Avoiding a rotating internship and practicing in FLA?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by gastrdctr, May 4, 2007.

  1. gastrdctr


    Apr 7, 2007
    :) Is there a way to be a licensed DO in Florida without doing a rotating one year internship. Does doing an allopathic residency exempt you from doing the internship?
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    NPEMTIV Accidentally Accepted Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    South Carolina
    Good question. I'd like to know myself. Also, what about the other states like Oklahoma that have the same rule?
  4. Boner

    Boner I just blue myself 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    In order to not do an osteopathic internship year and be licensed in PA, FL, WV, OK and MI, you must be doing an ACGME approved internship year or equivalent. On top of that, you must have the AOA approve your application for a resolution 42 (, which must demonstrate that you could not have otherwise done an osteopathic internship year and basically had to go ACGME.
  5. goldenjims

    goldenjims Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2001
    I have heard that the rotating internship requirement in Florida is no longer needed for licensure.

    The most recent information online says otherwise (the brochure is the 2006 edition).

    I have only heard this. You will probably need to contact the Board directly to make sure this is in fact a change in the policy for Florida. I know for graduates in 2006, it was still a requirement. I believe that I heard that for 2007, maybe 2008 graduates, that will no longer be the case. Double check me on this.

    I am now completing my rotating internship, not because I am wanting to get a license in FL, but for family reasons. I'm moving to Tennessee in June. I have to admit, although I thought initially it might be a waste, I can assure you now, it has been well worth it. Just from my view.

    Good luck!

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