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DO's as Neonatologists or Ped. Intensivists

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Fred Durst, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Fred Durst

    Fred Durst Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    I have a question regarding how succesful DO's are at securing fellowships. I would like to be a neonatologist or pediatric intensivist but have never seen a DO function in that capacity. So I have only applied to MD schools. However, I work at a hospital that has both MD and DO residents (fam. prac.) and I don't have a bias towards either one and in fact it seems that the DO's tend to be a little sharper. What is the scoop, can DO's get into pediatric intensivist or neonatal fellowships?
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  3. nyskindr

    nyskindr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    First you will need to complete a residency in pediatrics and then apply for a fellowship in these fields.Many DO grads are in pediatrics programs including tertiary allopathic hospitals.Your ability to get the fellowship you want has more to do with your performance during your residency than DO or MD.
  4. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie... 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1998
    Cleveland, OH
    We had an Osteopathic pediatric critical care specialist teach at WVSOM, so they are out there, though I admit rare.
  5. wsu

    wsu Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 21, 2001
    detroit, mi
    The D.O. that I shadowed is a high risk neonatologist. he graduated from UHS. He likes his work so I think being a D.O. doesn't limit you with your options. So don't give up simply because of being D.O. You're still be a physician and securing a residency or position is not impossible at all from talking to him.
  6. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    I made a reply to you in the pre-DO section. But, I'll repeat my offer here...I have done research into DOs who are PedsCardiologists and PI intensivists. I have some contact info you may find useful. Please e-mail me off of SDN and I will send to you what I have.

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