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Just an observation I made yesterday at Shock Trauma

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by C.A.R25, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. C.A.R25

    C.A.R25 Junior Member
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    Aug 15, 2002
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    Hey guys , I wanted to share some observations I made over time from volunteering at the University of Maryland Medical center's world renown shock truama center. :)

    I have been there for about 3 months or so, and I only have seen 2 DO residents there (but thats only in one department, never been in the ER much).

    The DO doctors were working side by side with MD's and they were pretty friendly too. I guess the only real thing I could note that was different is that one of the DO residents had problems installing a chest tube in a stab victem who had hymothorax, but the MD's treated them like equals (atlest from my observations so far).

    Why is there a stigma placed on DO's though? :confused:

    PS--> I even saw one or two IMG (from carribean schools), one (that was once a VET but did med school in the carribean) had a residency in the pathology department and the other was probably primary care.
  2. awdc

    awdc Senior Member
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    Jul 13, 2002
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    I think the stigma comes from those who don't work with D.O.'s and those who had a bad experience with one and unjustly generalized it to the whole profession.
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