Playmakur42

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I've searched this site, to no avail..... any reliable info is appreciated....

It seems like many DO students interested in GS are after MD GS residencies.
Is there a major difference between DO & MD GS residencies? :rolleyes:

Is there difficulty getting a job afterwards? Less DO residency spots? Less compensation after finishing? Inferior training? I apologize if this is an elementary question, but I am just beginning to gather info myself.

Also, if one is interested in Surgery, and accepted to both DO & MD schools, does it make a difference which one you attend?
 

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Playmakur42 said:
I've searched this site, to no avail..... any reliable info is appreciated....

It seems like all DO students interested in GS are after MD GS residencies.
Why don't the DO students just go after DO GS residencies? :rolleyes:

Is there difficulty getting a job afterwards? Less DO residency spots? Less compensation after finishing? Inferior training? I apologize if this is an elementary question, but I am just beginning to gather info myself.

Also, if one is interested in Surgery, and accepted to both DO & MD schools, does it make a difference which one you attend?
How do you think DO residencies fill their spots each year, with corn? Not ALL DOs are after MD residencies. A large number do pursue DO spots. The ones that pursue MD ones do so for various reasons (common sense would tell you this). Reasons include geography, post-residency fellowship opportunities, expense, family and a billion other reasons. The only way to know for sure is to interview every single candidate for you, which can't be done. As far as DO vs MD, depends on your goals for the future. If you are interested in very highly specialized fields then going to an MD school will make things easier. Osteopathic schools have traditionally been geared towards primary care fields, so becoming a surgical oncologist although not impossible, is definitely tougher for a DO. Peace out.