MD vs. DO Threads

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As long as there have been DOs, there has been an ongoing MD vs. DO debate. If you are a premed or medical student, you need to know this:
  • As a physician you and your colleagues will be too busy to care about where you went to medical school.
  • Most physicians judge each-other by the quality of their work and physician and patient feedback.
  • Most patients come to you based on patient recommendations and physician referrals.
  • Your residency and fellowship training are more important than where you went to medical school.
  • If you're smart and work hard, you will be a good physician. If you're lazy and don't make an effort, you'll be doing a disservice to your patients. I've seen plenty of MDs and DOs that are excellent docs and plenty who are downright scary.
Whatever you feel about MDs or DOs, bashing each other is not going to solve any issues.

MD vs. DO flame-wars are not tolerated at SDN. It is OK to discuss the differences and benefits of each degree. However, personal attacks and "trolling" are not appropriate.

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