Hey VentVentdependenT said:The guy who matched at osteo derm in my class published a couple of papers and did research. He also rotated at about 4 derm places (research included). No matter how you cut it you'll be needing research no matter which route you go.
We also had a guy go to Cleveland Clinic for derm last year or year before. You have to be stellar to swing allo derm, but it does happen.
I think it is difficult but by no means impossible. As a DO its ALL about networking and doing research. Rotate at as many programs as possible, force your school to allow you to do this. Call programs early in your third year to set up a string of derm rotations in your late 3rd yr/early 4th year. Fortunately, for serious applicants, not many people go for derm because it is such a friggen hastle. Extremely disorganized system.mcataz said:Hey Vent
Is derm sort of a pipe dream in the osteopathic realm? I thought you can't match in osteo derm, or is there some program that includes a prelim year? Was the person in your class in the top 5% of the class with a 95% comlex? Or was he an above average student that got in with networking and research? Was this guy some genius? I heard that doing research as early as possible is beneficial to matching derm so do you think I should look into any derm research positions prior to starting school? Or would that be a waste of time?
There are two DO derm programs in West Palm, Columbia and Wellington. I'm 95% sure that neither has a linked program.VentdependenT said:He found a program which was linked to intern year (palm beach florida). It might be the only one.
Can anyone help me with this?(nicedream) said:This is really going to show my ignorance on the topic here, but heck I'm still an undergrad. What exactly does this research usually consist of? Is it assisting with research or initiating your own? The reason I ask is, I've never been a big research guy. I'm willing to put in the work, but I don't know anything about it. Does it require a lot of lab-based knowledge and a unique set of skills?
TripleJtripleJ said:are you sure? Check your own match list. Could this be a "do a few years of FM at our program and we'll see" type of deal?