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D.O. friendly programs in Chicago or TX

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by RunningBird, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. RunningBird

    RunningBird 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Hi all,
    I am a 3rd year Osteopathic med student interested in psych. anyone know which programs are D.O. friendly in Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago and TX. I am especially interested in UIC, Rush, Advocate Lutheran, Baylor and UTSW. I have not taken my USMLEs only COMLEX.
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  3. psychalicious

    psychalicious 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I can only speak for the Chicago programs. I don't think being a DO would bar you from any of the Chicago area programs but I would highly reccommend taking USMLEs (at least step 1) before your interviews. Even if you didn't I think you would still be considered but you would probably be less competitive. Hope this helps.
  4. RunningBird

    RunningBird 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Thanks psychalicious,
    I was debating whether or not to take USMLE Step I. I am going to take COMLEX II in July and was not sure if there was any overlap in studying for both. I was just hoping I could still be competitive without USMLE's.
  5. jocn

    jocn New Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Both programs in Phoenix accept DO students for rotations and have DOs as residents.
  6. tiggernater

    tiggernater Livin in the looney bin 2+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    I would definatly take USMLE, as my understanding is that its required if you want to do allopathic Residency progams. All of my friends who are D.O's took the USMLE and it was their belief that it made them more competative candidates.
    As for TX, I know that UT San Antonio is DO friendly for Psych. It is a very good benign program with good balance of behavior/biological emphasis with good reputation.

    I also interviewed at UT Houston. PM me if you have furthur Q's.

    FYI- If you are interested in MN, MAYO was very DO friendly as well.

  7. souslepont

    souslepont That's unpossible! 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    feel the illinoise
    In Chicago, any of the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare hospitals are very DO friendly...there's a huge family practice at Glenbrook Hospital that's pretty much all DO residents every year. It's not psych, but I'm sure psych's equally as friendly.
  8. prefontaine

    prefontaine Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 1998
    Northern Liberties
    Your understanding is wrong. DOs are not required to sit for the USMLE to be in an ACGME residency.

  9. Dartos Vader

    Dartos Vader Illegal in 47 states 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    I am a D.O. who interviewed at UIC, Lutheran General and U of Chicago. Didn't take the USMLE and recieved 2 ranked to match calls and had a very positive experience at the interview for the other program. I did better than average on the comlex, but not amazingly better or anything. Whatever it's worth that was my experience.

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