internships

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by bill cross, Apr 4, 1999.

  1. bill cross

    bill cross Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 1999
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    For those of you who intend to practice in Florida, do you know if there is a requirement for a 1 year DO internship for Florida licensure? I have been a Florida resident for 20 yrs and will apply to NSU for 2000. I will most likely remain in the state to practice emergency medicine (with any luck!). If I apply to a "non-DO" emergency medicine residency, how does that affect state licensure as a DO? Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. 2003

    2003 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 1998
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Presently, a one-year osteopathic internship is required for a DO to practice in Florida. You could do an osteopathic internship and then do a ACGME-accredited ("non-DO") EM residency.
     
  4. Deb

    Deb Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 1998
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Florida is one of the few states that still requires an AOA internship.
    When you are accepted to an ACGME (MD) program they may or may not
    accept the internship as your PGY1 year. If they won't, you'll start
    their program as a PGY1. Other than that you won't have any problems
    getting a license. Also, there has been talk of abolishing this
    rule since only 5 states still require it. Maybe by the time you
    graduate it won't be a problem.
     

Share This Page