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dumb question about DOs

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Dr. Leca, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Dr. Leca

    Dr. Leca Member
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    How long is the Curriculum of a College of Osteopathic Medicine?

    Just curious, is it the same as being an M.D. ?
     
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  3. CCEMTP2DOC

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    Yes. 4 years and in some states, I believe you have do an "extra" years on your residency. This is an intern year. I believe there are 5 states that require this.



    Rob
     
  4. Oculus Sinistra

    Oculus Sinistra Finish it.
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    See the FAQ at the top of the thread for all the information you'll need.
     
  5. caduceus27

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    yeah is four years the only difference they integate the osteopathic manipulation.
     
  6. laboholic

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    As stated above, they are both 4 years.

    Are they the same?
    Ill do your research for you:

    U Iowa (Allopathic) MSI:_________CCOM (Osteopathic) MSI:
    Gross Anatomy Lab------------------Gross Anatomy Lab
    Foundations of Clinical Practice------Introduction to Clinical Medicine
    Biochemistry -----------------------Biochemistry (Cell bio+genetics+biochem)
    Cell Biology-------------------------" "
    Medical Genetics--------------------" "
    Immunology------------------------Immunology
    Neuroscience-----------------------Neuroscience
    PE Skills_________________________Psychiatry
    Case Based Learning_______________Physiology
    Shadowing Experience______________Embryology
    Human Organ Systems_____________History of Medicine
    ________________________________Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    ________________________________Bioethics and Diversity



    As you can see -- DO and MD curriculum from these 2 schools are very similar as far as the core classes go (they vary a lot between schools). The main difference (in this case) is the strong DO focus on OMM and mental health.
     
  7. dr.z

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    Go check out www.aacom.org for more info.
     

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