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Osteopathic Internships/Residencies

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by bmw, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. bmw

    bmw Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    There is alot of talk about DO's matching in the competitive ACGME residencies. How do the AOA ortho,optho,rads,derm, etc residencies stack up? Is the training adequate? Is there any info out there on call schedules, work hours, etc?
     
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  3. bmw

    bmw Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nooneknows anything about these?
     
  4. rad

    rad Member 7+ Year Member

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    Often osteopathic residencies are based at smaller hospitals that do not provide the diversity of cases and didactics that a large academic medical center would. Also I would think that finishing an osteopathic residency would limit your options in terms of fellowships and jobs. That being said it is probably true that osteopathic residency trained physicians are probably just as succesful and competent as allopathic residency trained specialists.
     
  5. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by rad:
    <strong>Often osteopathic residencies are based at smaller hospitals that do not provide the diversity of cases and didactics that a large academic medical center would. Also I would think that finishing an osteopathic residency would limit your options in terms of fellowships and jobs. That being said it is probably true that osteopathic residency trained physicians are probably just as succesful and competent as allopathic residency trained specialists.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Actually, I don't think that DO's who do osteo residencies in competitive specialties have much of a difficult time getting fellowships at all. I know a couple of DO's who did an AOA-approved general diagnostic radiology residency and went on to interventional radiology fellowships. It might be true that some osteo residencies don't give you the breadth of exposure that is available at larger MD programs, but I think that these deficits are usually compensated by having strategic "out-rotations" at larger places. At one osteopathic radiology residency I'm familiar with the residents do out rotations in neuro-radiology and other subspecialties at larger allopathic programs. You need to research the programs for yourself and ask these questions directly to program directors.
     
  6. Ligament

    Ligament Interventional Pain Management Physician Lifetime Donor SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    I dont get it. Try finding information/feedback on Osteopathic Residencies anywhere. Seems like NOBODY ever talks about them. Same with the COMLEX.

    One would think these things dont exist.

    Why is this?
     
  7. nycom@juno.com

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    Ligament:

    It's because Freida doesn't publish information about the Osteo. Residencies on its website.
     
  8. pags

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ligament:
    <strong>I dont get it. Try finding information/feedback on Osteopathic Residencies anywhere. Seems like NOBODY ever talks about them. Same with the COMLEX.

    One would think these things dont exist.

    Why is this?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I don't know but this web site might help you.
    <a href="http://opportunities.aoa-net.org/Opportunities/Opportunities.asp" target="_blank">web page</a>
     
  9. Here's a few links to some osteopathic internships/residencies:

    <a href="http://www.geisinger.edu/education/residencies/osteo/overview.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.geisinger.edu/education/residencies/osteo/overview.shtml</a>

    <a href="http://www.ama-assn.org/vapp/freida/pgm/0,2654,9993300073,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.ama-assn.org/vapp/freida/pgm/0,2654,9993300073,00.html</a>

    <a href="http://www.saintbarnabas.com/education/transitional/transyr.htm" target="_blank">http://www.saintbarnabas.com/education/transitional/transyr.htm</a>

    If you want to help find websites or supply information about these programs, e-mail the administrator at scutwork.com. The e-mail address is: [email protected]

    Any information that you can gather together will help future osteopathic students in the future. Once a database is created, interns and residents at those programs can submit reviews.
     

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