D.O.'s and Plastic Surgery??

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  1. rowerman

    rowerman Member
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    Any info. out there on D.O.'s going into plastic surgery, both reconstructive and cosmetic?? Is it a possibility for the D.O.???
     
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    I believe there are 52 DOs who are plastic surgeons in the entire country. I think there are 2 currently in plastics residencies. That's out of the 40K plus practicing DOs. So statistically its very small. I used to have a list of the # of DOs in each specialty but I lost it. Does anybody know whether this list is on the web?
     
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    Hi there..I am applying to medical school this year..and am shadowing an ENT. Well, his resident is beginning his plastics fellowship next year. He explained to me that there are 3 ways to go into plastic surgery..ENT - because of the facial traumas and stuff like that...SURGERY - self explanatory...and I can't remember the other one. Anyway hope this helps to point you in a direction. However, if I understood correctly, you have to do the entire residency under an ENT, surgeon..whatever..and THEN you begin your "formal" plastic surgery training. Again, I am not sure on all of this..just wanting to help you with your search. Good luck.
     
  4. miglo

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    We have a family friend thats a DO plastic surgeon...forgot his name though. So its possible, albiet very hard.

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    It is possible, your chances are better through the AOA from what I've heard. There are about 12 spots for plastic surgery, and there are plenty more for ENT/plastic surgery. Check out this site.
    <a href="http://opportunities.aoa-net.org/residencies/residency.htm">Residencies</a>

    You will find that although 12 spots, only about 3 are funded. PCOM has an ENT/plastic surgery rotation with 8 funded spots and as of last Monday, 4/10 none have been filled. Hope this helps you out, about where to apply.

    Good luck

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  6. rowerisaperv

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    I heard it is a possibility only if you like the Brady Bunch. Tiki's Rule!

     

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