DO's-staff privileges at MD hospitals?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by MSUCOM2003, Jul 2, 2000.

  1. MSUCOM2003

    MSUCOM2003 Member

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    Hi,


    I was wondering if any of the Osteo docs frequenting this site can give me some information on what it takes to get staff privileges at allopathic hospitals. As a DO, do you need to have taken the USMLE? Have finished an ACGME residency? Board certification by MD boards? Also, any student input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. jdaasbo

    jdaasbo Senior Member

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    You just need to be licensed in that state and in with many hospitals, board certified in whatever it is you practice (ie internal med, peds, etc). This is all that matters as far as I am aware. Whether you have a DO or an MD is of no consequence.
     
  4. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie...

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    Hi,

    In the hospital I am doing my rotations (predominatly MD), the director of the ER is a DO. They have many FP and IM docs that are DO, and one surgeon.

    Billie
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Sleestack
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    The only difference in applying for hospital privileges is that the DO physician checks the DO box and the MD physician checks the MD box. [​IMG]

    Actually everything is the same for MDs and DOs when it comes to hospitals, HMOs, etc....
     

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