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Obtaining OBGYN-RE Residencies with DO

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Poet, Jan 25, 2000.

  1. Poet

    Poet Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Hi Everyone!!

    Ok, Im guilty of falling victim to the board inspired fears again. I was wondering, I would really like to obtain a residency in OBGYN with a subspecialty in RE (reproductive endocrinology). Will this be difficult for me to pursue as a DO? Are these mostly allopathic residencies? Is RE and OBGYN very competitive? Are there osteo residency slots for these specialties? I know that to be an RE you have to get the special licensing to be laparoscopy certified etc etc, is this ANOTHER residency that is competitive or just a certification class?

    Sorry for all these questions but I'm starting NYCOM in August and I want to be sure that this will be an option for me upon graduation.

    Thank you all vey much for any responses [​IMG]

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  3. DrP

    DrP Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Congratulations on your acceptance to NYCOM. I know how competitive our school has become. Several students successfully match ob/gyn every year. NYCOM also sponsors residency programs in OB/GYN at Good Samaritan Medical Center and other hospitals. Dr. Vullo and Dr. Sampino, both D.O.s are the co-chairs of OB/GYN at Good Samaritan. There are also DO attendings in OB/GYN at St. Barnabas, Newark Beth Israel, CatholicMedical Center Hospitals (St. Mary's, St. John's, etc) and many many others.
    Not to worry. You can be an OB, or a reproductive specalist without a problem.
  4. Poet

    Poet Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Hi DrP,

    Thanks for that advice. Can you tell me about your experiences at NYCOM? I've heard that they have a low student satisfaction rate. It would be wonderful hear your opinions on the school as an MS3 [​IMG]

    Thank you,

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