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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by InNY, Jun 15, 2000.

  1. InNY

    InNY Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 1999
    Hello. I am graduating in two weeks from an Occupational Therapy program, and now I want to focus all my attention on getting into NYCOM.I have the summer off, and I wanted to shadow a DO.I found some private DO's in my area (I live 15 minutes east of Old Westbury, in the Syosset-Hicksville area) but they don't allow students to shadow them.Kind of cruel and obnoxious since they were once students in my position, but anyway whatever.I was just wonderinf if it was true that Massapequa hospital has alarge number of DO's working there, because I heard something about that once.Do they take volunteers?Also, if anyone went to NYCOM and knows anything about me being able to volunteer with a DO in this area, I'd really appreciate it.Thanks.
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  3. AMS-007

    AMS-007 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 2000
    New York
    You've heard correctly. Massapequa is a "D.O. hospital" although it does have many MDs. It is one of the teaching affiliates of NYCOM. Dr. Gary Rachlin (a NYCOM grad) is the Director of Medical Education there. He's a really helpful guy. If you call him and show some enthusiasm for NYCOM and osteopathic medicine, I'm sure he'll "hook you up."

    Since most hospitals have volunteering programs, I fail to see why Massapequa would not have one too. You should also be aware that since Massapequa is a rather small hospital, it is merging with New Island Hospital. You might want to try to find a volunteering spot there. If you go to one of these two hospitals you're bound to find a D.O. willing to help you.

    Good luck!

    NYCOM, Class of 2002

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