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Differences in MD?DO medical school training?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by sean, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. sean

    sean Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 1999
    San Francisco
    Can anyone tell me on a class by class basis if course work is different at Allopathic and Osteopathic medical schools, excepting the obvious difference in OMM training. I am also interested in peoples thoughts about rotations and residency differences.
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  3. prolixless

    prolixless Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    My understanding is that the basic science years at DO schools are virtually identical to the average MD school, except that some osteopathic principles and practices are sprinkled in the curriculum. The core rotations at DO schools are primarily done at small community based hospitals (as oppossed to large academic hospitals where many MD schools have their core rotations) and emphasize the primary care rotations, like family practice, general internal medicine, general obstetrics, etc. Likewise, the DO residency programs mostly take place at community hospitals and operate in a primary-care laden environment. That's pretty much the gist of the basic differences between the schools. But also keep in mind that each DO and MD school has unique qualities and ought to be compared individually.
  4. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Likewise, the first two years are identical.... There is an additional class on Osteopathic philosophies and practice as well as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

    Thus, DO are MORE!!! :D

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