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Exempt from shirtlessness in OMM lab for medical reasons

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Gordon Gekko, May 18, 2014.

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  1. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko What’s worth doing is worth doing for money. Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Hi. I read other posts that say DMU and NSU allow guys to wear shirts in OMM lab. Will the other schools allow me to wear a shirt throughout the lab if I have severe eczema over 2/3 of my body and & cystic acne. I'd hate my lab partner to be exposed to that. I've been getting treatment for decades without relief. Thanks for any replies.
     
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  3. DoctorSynthesis

    DoctorSynthesis Friendly osteopath 2+ Year Member

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    I honestly have no idea what the answer is to that question. You should most likely call the school your matriculating at and talk to them about it. It would most likely be a little bit weird if you are the only guy wearing a shirt though.
     
  4. docemmettbrown

    docemmettbrown 2+ Year Member

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    You know, when I first read the title I thought about a guy with chiseled abs gladly ripping his shirt off while walking into lab and then I pictured myself, an average Joe, with no abs, hesitant to remove my shirt... hmm

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  5. WhyDoWeFall

    WhyDoWeFall 5+ Year Member

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    You know, i've been a bit curious about this. I've heard about places going shirtless for OMM but I'm not too sure who does do this. At Rowan we leave our shirts on and during practicals we ask that everyone wears a thin shirt so, not too sure about the shirtless thing but I am curious.
     
  6. frosted_flake

    frosted_flake waaahmbulance attendant Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    this seems like it would make a lot of people uncomfortable.
     
  7. NurWollen

    NurWollen Strong with the Force 7+ Year Member

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    At my school, AZCOM, our shirts are always on. There are some techniques which must done on bare skin but we honestly just roll/lift our shirts up for that. I'm a guy but the same goes for girls. Not a big deal at all.

    We actually are more likely to have to remove our shirts for our intro to clinical medicine class when we're doing heart/lung sounds, abdominal exams, etc. on each other. I had to remove my shirt for a final once when doing that, and sometimes you have to for labs when you're practicing the exams, but again, it's not a big deal.
     
  8. gladlyfocused

    gladlyfocused 2+ Year Member

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    I know that NYIT-COM requires men to take off their shirts...don't know the answer to your question though, sorry.
     
  9. salutations

    salutations 2+ Year Member

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    Is your eczema and acne painful to touch? If so, it's likely contraindicated. You wouldn't manipulate someone if it required putting pressure on burns, bruises, etc.
     
  10. chizledfrmstone

    chizledfrmstone MSIV SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    Can you wear under armor?


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  11. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect 10+ Year Member

    (1) That is a medical exemption, but it may conflict with the matriculation agreement. Contact admissions.

    (2) No one is comfortable to start. Not only can everyone see your imperfections, but you are trained to LOOK FOR THEM. After a couple of weeks of stress and repetition of disrobing, everyone becomes a little numb to embarrassment. If you don't have a real reason for exemption (medical, religious...) then it's best to just "go with the flow".

    If you can use your fear of disrobing as motivation to lose weight/fix skin conditions/etc then that's a good thing, right? Kidding... kind of.
     
  12. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect 10+ Year Member

    besides, to get a real feel for strain patterns you should be hand-on-skin.
     
  13. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko What’s worth doing is worth doing for money. Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    That's a good point MaximusD. I will ask admissions about the matriculation agreement. Thank you.
     
  14. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko What’s worth doing is worth doing for money. Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    I have tried Under Armour, but my gut just pushes it up and it turns into a sports bra. :rofl:
     
  15. Jason12

    Jason12 2+ Year Member

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    you could just hit the gym so your muscularity would make up for your medical concern
     
  16. LongTimeLurk

    LongTimeLurk first time post

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    I am hairy. very. sorry lab partners.
     
  17. touchpause13

    touchpause13 nolite te bastardes carborundorum 5+ Year Member

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    I don't believe that DMU had dudes shirtless. I know you have to wear like uniforms for it.
     

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