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DO and Emergency Medicine

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Sheon, Mar 4, 1999.

  1. Sheon

    Sheon Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hello everyone, I am new to this site and to the review of DO schools. I am kind of curious about how Emergency Medicine residencies rate on competitiveness for DO's.

    Does anyone have any insight they would like to offer.
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  3. edgar

    edgar Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 1998
    Pomona, CA

    Emergency medicine seems to be a niche for DOs. One of my interviewers at COMP (in California) spoke of a student of his who is a resident at Yale Medical School in EM. From what I've heard, DOs can hold their own in this very competitive specialty.

  4. Kansai

    Kansai Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 1998
    Albany, New York

    What Edgar has said seems to be true. I have an interest in Emergency Med, so I have looked at a number of residency programs on the internet. The majority of allopathic programs I have looked at either have D.O. faculty members and/or current D.O. residents. We seem to be well represented in this specialty. In addition to Yale, there is currently a 3rd year D.O. resident (UHS grad) in Johns Hopkins' EM program. I'd say we're holding our own!

  5. epilido

    epilido Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Glendale, AZ, USA
    Apparently the chief of emergency medicine at Cook County in Chicago is a DO.
  6. justwannabadoc

    justwannabadoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 1999
    Kirksville, MO
    I just looked at Cook County's web site. No DO's found in the emergency dept. Then again, it was faculty, not staff. Maybe it's just out of date. Just a note.

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