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D.O. question

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by robf, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. robf

    robf Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Please forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a D.O.? I?m from the Midwest and I?ve only seen M.D.?s around. Is a D. O. similar to a general practitioner or are there D.O. specialists like cardiologists, neurologist, orthos, etc? Do D.O.?s do residencies and are their salaries similar to M.D.?s?
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  3. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    DOs and MDs are basically the same thing...although there are some philosophical differences. The coursework is nearly identical, but DOs also learn osteopathic manipulation.

    DOs can specialize in anything that MDs do, but a higher percentage choose to go into primary care.

    Go see this thread for further discussion of this topic.

    <a href=";f=5;t=002650" target="_blank">;f=5;t=002650</a>

    There are some other similar threads around, too.
  4. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Go here too

    <a href=";f=5;t=002650" target="_blank">;f=5;t=002650</a>
  5. jimdo

    jimdo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    I will graduate a DO in a year and will be entering the neurology specialty. BTW, the Midwest is one area of the nation where DOs are particularly visible. Should be a good area of which to learn about them.
  6. DOtobe

    DOtobe 10+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    You might want to go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> or<a href="" target="_blank"></a> to learn more about DOs as well.
  7. npdoc28

    npdoc28 Member 7+ Year Member

    May 30, 2002
    Also, DO's and MD's make the same amount of money for the same job.

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