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Converted Osteopaths?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Maxip, Mar 31, 2004.

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Would you apply to osteopathic schools?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2004.
  1. Yes, because I want to get in SOMEWHERE!

    15 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. Yes, because I belive in the philosophy.

    14 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. No, not if I were accepted to an allopathic school.

    28 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. No, its MD or nothing.

    35 vote(s)
    38.0%
  1. Maxip

    Maxip Member
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    In continuing with a poll I have in the Allopathic forum... I am curious how many of you allopathic hopefuls consider osteopathic schools a back-up plan, provided your allopathic endeavors are without success.
     
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  3. Adapt

    Adapt 2K Member
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    I considered it more opportunities to get into medical school. It's all the same. At least anyone who shadowed a DO would know.:)
     
  4. SaltySqueegee

    SaltySqueegee El Rey de Salsa
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    Aren't poll answers 1 and 3 the same?
     
  5. Maxip

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    How could they be the same if one is yes and the other is no? ;)
     
  6. Super Rob

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    I did not apply to any osteopathic schools, but I have a lot of respect for people who apply because they want to learn osteopathy and land in an osteopathic practice. There are some great schools and residencies out there. I realize though that there are a lot of space fillers in osteopathic colleges, graduating physicians that serve as subsitute primary care doctors, lower in calories and preservatives than their allonothing peers.

    If I struck out in this admissions cycle and had to reappy, would I appy DO? Probably not because I want to keep some options open (some avenues in contemporary medicine clash with the philosophies of osteopathy, and then osteopathy clashes with the philosophies of some residency directors).

    If you come from a family of osteopaths, if you come from a state where the thing to do is become an osteopath, or if you want to practice traditional osteopathic medicine, emergency medicine, or something that doesn't make you look like you stole a seat in med school away from someone with a greater appreciation for osteopathy, then rock on.
     
  7. fullefect1

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    I think you should add an extra category to you poll. There are some Osteopathic schools that I would choose over several of the Allopathic schools. Not 100% sure on this one, but it would defenitely be considered after the interviews.
     
  8. Maxip

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    It was kind of hard to come up with the right wording... I think the poll is working well though; interesting results! Thanks to everyone who voted.
     
  9. Adapt

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    Something to think about. DOs make up only 5% of the physician population in the US yet they serve 10% of the US public. The reason is most DOs enter into primary care while most MDs specialize.

    As the number of primary care DOs increases, more MD specialists will have to respect and befriend primary care DOs in order to get referrals and more business. Not only that, the amount of DO schools is increasing. Two new schools are opening this coming fall at TUCOM-LV and LECOM-Brandenton. The power of the DOs is growing stronger each year.
     
  10. jlee9531

    jlee9531 J,A,S
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    man whats up with all this name changing...

    i just realized adapt was slick...

    haha. man. forgive me if i still call you slick.
     
  11. Adapt

    Adapt 2K Member
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    Sup jlee, get with the program.:)

    I changed my name before doctorkevin did. He changed it cause I changed my name and I changed it cause docmemi had.:thumbup:

    It's the slick fad now.;)
     
  12. jlee9531

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    haha its ok. ill stick with my name. its been with me ever since i moved to cali many moons ago.
     

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