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D.O.'s and Plastic Surgery??

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by rowerman, Apr 17, 2000.

  1. rowerman

    rowerman Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    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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  3. unsure

    unsure Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    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?
  4. doublelle

    doublelle Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Kirksville, Missouri
    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.
  5. miglo

    miglo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 20, 1999
    We have a family friend thats a DO plastic surgeon...forgot his name though. So its possible, albiet very hard.

  6. young guy np

    young guy np Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 1999
    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="">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

    young guy np
  7. rowerisaperv

    rowerisaperv Junior Member

    Apr 24, 2000
    I heard it is a possibility only if you like the Brady Bunch. Tiki's Rule!


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