Fellowships?

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  1. Qi Whiz

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    I'm interested in learning more about the Fellowships in Anatomy and in OMM available during DO study. Can anyone tell me about them? Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    They are competitive fellowships that you apply for in the later part of year two. You must show academic excellence and desire in the particular subject matter. If accepted, you then spread out your last two years over three (those three years are tuition free) and mix in teacher's assistant assignments with your rotations.
     
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    Are these fellowships available at all Osteopathic Schools? How does obtaining a fellowship affect when you take COMLEX and how does it affect applying for residencies? Are there any websites etc., one could look up to do additional research on this topic? Very interesting!!!
     
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    Thanks, Togo; I have the same questions as Sherry. What are the benefits, besides the financial? What are the duties? And so on? How, e.g., can an Anatomy Fellowship help in practice? And does an OMM Fellowship teach enough to be considered a specialist? Etc.
     
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    Unfortunately, the pre-doctoral OMM fellowship doesn't allow you to become board certified in OMM anymore. Only a residency or postgrad fellowship will do that.

    What it does do is give you more exposure to OMM training and a tuition break. Also, each school has it's own policy on what the rewards are.
     
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    I'm a NYCOM student and I really don't know what is offered at other schools. I also just finished my first year, so I really don't know much about residencies, boards, etc. As far as the benefits go, the tuition is the concrete one, but the others are somewhat subjective.

    For one, it gives you the opportunity to participate in the teaching process. It also gives you the opportunity to develop somewhat of an expertise in the particular field. It is certainly good fodder for recommendations in the future, providing you serve well. You have to weigh what your goals are and determine if these positions will help you reach those. It so, go for it; if not, forget it.
     

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