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Do you guys see many DOs in this field ?/FAQ in progress

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by uhohspaghettio, May 15, 2007.

  1. uhohspaghettio

    uhohspaghettio Banned Banned

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    I am curious since I might apply to both MD and DO schools, and I am interested in doing pediatrics in the future. Can someone please honestly share what they know? Thank you.
     
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  3. oldbearprofessor

    oldbearprofessor Administrator Rocket Scientist Physician Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Honestly?

    Okay, here goes....

    Yes, you can go DO and be a pediatrician. In fact, you can go DO and do any pediatric specialty at any hospital. Are there a few pedi hospitals that bias against DO's? Maybe. It's alleged here on SDN although I personally think that this is extremely limited if it exists at all. I don't believe that any current medical student could NOT get a position in any program if they did very well at any MD or DO medical school in the US. In general, don't worry about it and enjoy your medical education wherever you go. If somewhere, someone biases against you for who you are or where you went to school, well, there are lots of other great people at great programs who won't.

    Okay folks, we really need a FAQ for pediatrics. I've just answered question #1. Who wants to answer the next two??

    "I heard from a radiologist that pediatricians only start at $60,000/year, is this true?"

    and

    "Will people think I'm less of a man if I go into pediatrics?"

    Put your answers here (or other similar ones...) and I'll summarize them into a FAQ that I won't make a sticky. :laugh: Keep the answers to a few sentences and avoid the desire to be excessively sarcastic. :rolleyes:
     
  4. learnin2breathe

    learnin2breathe Super duper 7+ Year Member

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    Hmmm, I'll give a crack at #3:

    Less of a man? I think it takes a real man to put up with the crazy parents, incessantly crying babies, and general (sweet) madness of working with kids and still go home at the end of the day LOVING what you do. :)
     
  5. chhsu

    chhsu New Member 7+ Year Member

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    I've impressed my wife, a doctor in PM&R, that I went into pediatrics. That's all that matters to me.
     
  6. blanche

    blanche #$%&*[email protected]!!#? 7+ Year Member

    #2 "A" radiologist? as in, just one? dear lord, on my 2-week stint in the dark room I had no less than 3 tell me 'boy, hope you don't mind being poor'...'good for you! someone has to do such noble work, even if you get paid nothing' 'really, pediatricians get paid peanuts, you seem to have a knack for these chest x-rays..'

    ????

    where do they come up with this $#^#%Y&RUWE%@#@$? well, maybe if i sat in the dark all day making statements like 'likely benign process, cannot rule out neoplasm versus immunologic process versus infection versus blah blah blah clinical coorelation suggested' i too would have a gross misconception of the entire field of pediatrics and what exactly constitues poor :laugh:
     
  7. blanche

    blanche #$%&*[email protected]!!#? 7+ Year Member

    oh and to reiterate for the OP, yes, i see a lot of DOs in the field.
     
  8. oldbearprofessor

    oldbearprofessor Administrator Rocket Scientist Physician Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Stickied as the responses have been the most entertaining seen on pedi forum in a while. I lied about not stickying it...


    Next questions (keep answering the earlier ones...)


    4. What Step 1 score do a need to match in a "top" program? What if I double that for my Step 2 score?

    5. What books do I need for my sub-I?

    6. I want to be a pediatric specialist and only do clinical care. Do I really have to do research in my fellowship and do a 3 yr fellowship?
     
  9. oldbearprofessor

    oldbearprofessor Administrator Rocket Scientist Physician Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    unstickied because no one posted after I stickied it.

    come on guys, we really DO need a FAQ for pedi.

    Do I need to make assignments?:mad:
     
  10. redwings54

    redwings54 10+ Year Member

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    OBP,
    I actually am about to start medical school at UNECOM up in Maine. Its an osteopathic school and I loved it when I visited. Being just a lowly MS0 right now, I cannot answer any questions, but I have a few if that is ok?

    Here goes: What steps should a person interesting in entering peds take during the clinical years? What electives? What core rotations meaning does it matter if I my clinical site offers in-patient vs. out-patient? What should I take fourth year?

    Pretty much, can someone lay out what they did to arrive at a career in peds? Thanks all.
    -Rob
     
  11. blanche

    blanche #$%&*[email protected]!!#? 7+ Year Member

    I nominate pediatrics as the deadest forum on this entire website.

    I think the 'financial aid', 'spouses and partners', and 'USMLE step 3' subforums have more lively discussions going on than we do! :sleep:

    OBP you are our life support! (ecmo?)
     
  12. oldbearprofessor

    oldbearprofessor Administrator Rocket Scientist Physician Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    This is because we are working so hard for our meager daily bread, that we can't afford the needed time to take a break and post.
     
  13. blanche

    blanche #$%&*[email protected]!!#? 7+ Year Member

    i see.
    and wifi signal in the soup kitchens, skid row and salvation army lines is not strong enough for the starving pediatricians check the blackberry.

    perhaps we can send messeges to each other by various stomping patterns in the bread lines?

    [note to those looking for a pediatrics faq--insert heavy dose of sarcasm here!]
     
  14. oldbearprofessor

    oldbearprofessor Administrator Rocket Scientist Physician Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Well, I'm taking my new Cingular 8525 with internet Wifi on my trip to Paris this weekend. :p . Is that close enough?
     
  15. Complications

    Complications Member 7+ Year Member

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    Paris? OBP, I need to travel with you.
     
  16. oldbearprofessor

    oldbearprofessor Administrator Rocket Scientist Physician Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Not my type. I don't travel well with Gators who then....well, you haven't exactly found the light yet:thumbdown: .
     

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