DO's as Neonatologists or Ped. Intesivists?

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  1. Fred Durst

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    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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    I think the head of neonatology at Winthrop Hospital(on Long Island) is a DO. Also, Peds residencies are not too hard to get, and if you work hard you will be able to get a fellowship.
     
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    You can also become a peds critical care via peds residency, then anesthesia, and then finally 2 year peds critical care. When I was at Hopkins and Brigham for interviews I meet a few residents going this route.
     
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    Hey Fred and OMD, there is a DO NI in Saginaw, MI.
     
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    ...if either of you have ever been there....
     
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    The cheif of neonatology at Wyckoff Heights in Brooklyn, NY is a DO graduate of NYCOM.
     
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