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- May 5, 2005
Are DOs considered medical doctors?? or are DOs just simply doctors??
Nate said:Actually Doctor of Osteopathy is an outdated term, the original title was Diplomat of Osteopathy when A.T. Still, MD only taught his students OMM and Anatomy, which then evolved into Doctor of Osteopathy as more forms of treatment such as surgery were taught. Our official title is Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine now as we are trained in Pharmacology (yes Dr. Still eventually had to allow medicine be taught), Surgery, and all aspects of modern medicine. We are medical doctors. Things have changed since people expected to die when they called their doctor to bleed them dry or administer some poison, and as things change so does our profession. Its in that ability to adapt and be dynamic that makes our profession so great. If modern medicine went down a road to harm patients again I am sure we would diverge once again.
No, Doctor of Osteopathy is an outdated term. This is only used to describe International Doctors that learn only OMM and not medicine (i.e. in Great Britain).HunterGatherer said:MD=medicinae doctor/doctor of medicine
DO=doctor of osteopathy
I'm thinking if you go around telling people you are a "medical doctor" which sounds strange they will think you mean MD.
little harsh there!Archer14 said:You were accepted to AZCOM and don't know what your degree is in?