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non-primary care DO's

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by CM, May 11, 2000.

  1. CM

    CM New Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    san diego, CA

    If you are an osteopathic student and you know that you don't want to go into a primary care field, why then are you at an osteopathic medical school? From my knowledge of osteopathic medicine(which admittedly may be ignorant) one of the core principles of osteopathy is OMT. If you plan to be a psychiatrist, anesthesiologist, etc, then you aren't really in a position to practice OMT in those fields. Is there something else in the philosophy of osteopathy that would make you a better psychiatrist? ....or are the differences between an osteopath and allopath going to be seen only in primary care fields? I'm curous as to others views on this.
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  3. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Downer's Grove, IL
    The second aspect to osteopathic med is the holistic philosophy. That makes a DO psych or surgeon different than an allopathic when it comes to approaching diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Robert

    Robert Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 1999
    according to what we're taught there is a difference between an "osteopath" and an "osteopathic physician".

    an osteopath is the old school terminology and international term for an physician who uses OMT in diagnosis and treatment.

    an osteopathic physician is a complete physician who practices the osteopathic philosophy (the four tenets of osteopathy) towards medicine no matter what specialty he/she is in.

    what do the other students think?
  5. jlep2003

    jlep2003 Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2000
    Erie, PA, USA
    wrong post,...sorry

    [This message has been edited by jlep2003 (edited 05-11-2000).]
  6. Qi Whiz

    Qi Whiz Member 10+ Year Member

    May 3, 2000
    Reston, VA
    Check out psychiatric orgone therapy, developed by Wilhelm Reich. While some think he's "fringe," this therapy is a great use of OMT. Check out or <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank> </A>.

    [This message has been edited by Qi Whiz (edited 05-13-2000).]
  7. unsure

    unsure Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2000

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