Good osteopathic FP programs

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by apgar7, Feb 18, 2004.

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  1. apgar7

    apgar7 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Pomona CA
    Can anyone tell me which osteopathic FP residency programs are considered good? I understand a good program is often defined as the best fit for the individual, but I just want some opinions. For example I'm from California and many say Arrowhead Med is a strong FP program at a county hospital.
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  3. larryj

    larryj Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 1999
    The best that are now "osteopathic" are the dual approved programs that are acutally ACGME programs that have received the AOA's mighty blessing.

    I will say that I did not research any of the original DO programs, as most near me have closed. You should use the same criteria for evaluating any residency - look for the training that you want. If you want procedural training and OB, ask for numbers. If the residents that are there/have been there are not getting the experience that you want, you will likely have difficulty.
  4. apgar7

    apgar7 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Pomona CA
    Does anyone have a list of the dual approved programs?
  5. nadeem

    nadeem Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Hi Apgar7,

    .....I know of 2 in the chicago area that have specific slots for osteopathic medical students - these spots have AOA internships then 2 years of family practice residency:

    1) MacNeal Hospital
    2) Christ Hospital

    ..Also, i think that Illinois Masonic Medical Center & Lutheran General Hospital may have approved AOA internships in their family residency programs but i'm not sure of that. You might want to call up the AOA or ACOFP and find out which allopathic institutions have AOA approved internships in their family practice residency programs.

    ..Good Luck,

    MS-4 CCOM
  6. governator

    governator Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2003
    i think that arrowhead program you're talking about is a good FP program, there's no IM residents, no Peds, no ER.... so FP residents covers those areas.... and it is dually accredited right?
    surprisingly they don't fill this year
  7. PACtoDOC

    PACtoDOC 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2002
    There are tons of dually accredited programs, from UNM in Albuquerque, TexTech in Lubbock (about to be), and many of the programs in the NE, especially Pa. They actively recruit DO's if you go to their websites (like check out the programs in Harrisburg, Wilkes Barre, and Allentown). They all get you dual accreditation. The problem is that ACOFP provides no working list of dual programs, and I called to ask for one and got nowhere. AOA probably has one though!

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