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D.O. Specialty Track/Emphasis Internships

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by BlueCub, Jun 12, 2000.

  1. BlueCub

    BlueCub New Member

    Jun 11, 2000
    Here's the story: I'm planning to apply to ACGME residencies in OB/Gyn (I know, I'm keeping my fingers crossed). However, I'm a Michigan native and eventually plan to return there for practice; therefore I must complete an AOA-approved internship if I ever hope to get licensure.

    I was planning on doing a traditional rotating internship, until I read in another thread (thanks, Erica) how problematic this would be in terms of government funding. So now I'm looking into the specialty track in OB...

    Does anyone have an idea of whether these internships are generally accepted by ACGME programs as the equivalent of their first year? Is this something I should try to pursue with the Michigan licensing board? Or should I just give up and go radiology or something [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance,
    Daphne '01
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  3. RBorhani

    RBorhani Emergency Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Oakland, CA
    No they will not count that towards your PGY-I in an ACGME OB-GYN.
    For more info goto one of the "Physician contacts" is a ob-gyn residents and I know he has done extensive research on this subject.
  4. BlueCub

    BlueCub New Member

    Jun 11, 2000
    Thanks RB, I saw the site before (nice job by the way) and e-mailed Dr. Maxwell already. My situation's a little bit different, since I am planning on going back to Michigan and therefore I do need the internship, whereas Dr. Maxwell bypassed the internship entirely. But he did give me a lot of helpful information.

    It's frustrating [​IMG] but thanks for your input.

    Daphne '01
  5. spunkydoc

    spunkydoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 2, 1999
    chicago, IL usa
    daph--sorry to confuse you there but i just got more info on michigan...

    for whoever this might help as well--

    you gotta call up the individual at michigan state, just yesterday, new rules for application were put in place to accomadate people like you and me..they reinstituted the emphasis track and are planning to interview for the internship and residency at the same time and give letters of intent for the residency along with the match..

    the whole situation sucks.the dme here told me that no one understands how this is going to work and that again our class is the guinea pig..

    it looks like some programs will try to get around the issue by offering letters of intent or dual contracts at the internship match.

    the emphasis track thing is no advantage except that it carries with it an implied guarantee entry into the residency program..however, not every program has this implication..therefore, you just need to call each one and ask.

    another option that has been discussed with me is the issue of reciprocity as being a way around the internship need to call up the state of michigan at 517 335-0918 to find out their rules on reciprocity--i.e. if you train in AZ and get licensed there, can you get a recipricol license in MI..

    i found out that in some states this reciprocity is no big deal and is sorta automatic no others, they make you take a board exam and an oral OMT exam..that would just suck.

    hope that helps..

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