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Osteopathic Medicine on the Sopranos!

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Ologist, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Ologist

    Ologist Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2004
    Was watching the new episode of the Sopranos last night and i was really surprised when the main character Tony Soprano mentioned an "osteopath".

    His character was having gambling problems and mentioned to his wife that he knew a friend who knew "an osteopath in san diego" that said such and such football player had a hairline fracture that not even ESPN knew about.

    I remember they had a push to have DO's mentioned more in the media, guess it worked somehow!
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  3. Taus

    Taus . Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2005
  4. HarveyCushing

    HarveyCushing 7+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2005
  5. tripleJ

    tripleJ Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2003
    It was also menitoned in the 2nd? season; when jackie jr. was talking with tony, he said his grades weren't good enough for medical school- "I even looked into an osteopath school, I don't think they are even good enough for that", something along those lines
  6. effwun

    effwun 2+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    On 'the Daily Show with Jon Stewart' a week or two ago Dr. Andrew Weil (MD from Harvard) mentioned some of the techniques he uses he learned from DOs.
  7. bkpa2med

    bkpa2med 10+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Just have to say that sopranos is awesome! lol I would of never knew that Doc Santoro was a doctor and in fact a D.O.!
  8. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Isn't that a diss on DO schools?
  9. SexPistol

    SexPistol 2+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2007

    Ha Ha...I heard he used to whack people using muscle energy techniques...very bad @ss
  10. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    For the last 5 years I have been really upset. But now that I know the Sopranos mentioned osteopathy...well...that just validates my whole damn life.
  11. BayRunner

    BayRunner Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    Hopefully Doc Santoro wasn't a DO, he got capped in the eye in front of a bunch of hookers. Did I mention that I offered Meadow some OMM last time we met?
  12. G.O.A.T.

    G.O.A.T. New Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    is this something to be proud of? this only further perpetuates the misconception that osteopaths are bone docs......a misconception that i always hear osteopaths complaining about. i think the sopranos writers were just guilty of what 99% of the rest of the public is guilty of.........thinking osteopaths are bone docs.
  13. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    Depends on how you look at it - he said his grades weren't even good enough for osteopathy, implying that DO schools require a certain calber of student for acceptance.

    I think any diss is more than made up for by the fact that the boss' kid actually considered osteopathy as a career.

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