Osteopathic vs. MD pay

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  1. drmoon

    drmoon Senior Member

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    I'm a podiatrist applying this year to several osteopathic colleges and wondered if there was any significant differences in pay. Do DO residents make the same pay as MD residents in the same type of residency? How about in practice? Would a DO internist be paid the same as an MD internist?? I can tell you that DPM residents made less across the board in my training.

    Not a real concern, just curious.

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    MDs and DOs generally make the same - if they are in the same residencies. But, DOs are more likely to be in gerneralist (i.e. FP) rather than specialist fields. So as a whole MDs likely make more than DOs.

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  4. DOnut

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    The pay is the exact same. An osteopathic surgeon will make the same pay as an allopathic surgeon, and an osteopathic FP will make approx. the same as a allopathic FP. It is true that the majority of osteopathic physicians enter primary care, so if you compare overall average pay, the osteopathic physicians will appear to earn less.
     
  5. jhug

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    When will this all end??!!! This has been asked a bunch on here- try searching for it. --Billing codes are the same for both-- what more do we need?
     
  6. jimjones

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    jhug, people have a right to ask questions on this forum. This poster is new. I'm sure you have asked questions where if you'd spent an hour you might have found an answer through a search.
     
  7. drmoon

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    Thanks, Jimjones

    My main question was as far as residency pay since I had to suffer financially at LA County being a pod resident(10k per year) during my residency. I assumed that the pay was equal otherwise and I should have noted that.
     
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    Jhug, I thought DOs were generally nicer than MDs and care for other people. I guess that's not true afterall.
    Jhug, don't do D.O., I don't think you should be a medical professional.
     
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    Mr. Eastern Medicine,
    I think that's one of the butt ugly responses I've seen here. I can understand Jhug's exacerbation with such a question, especially when it comes from a pseudo-professional and not a freshly minted undergrad. Besides, people nowadays are more prone to simply ask then look things up using Search. But then again, I guess we can all see who did undergrad research and who didn't in school.
     
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    --Hey, I'm still hung up on the 'chicken-egg--what came first problem...'let's stick to the topic.--
    New guys count too!
     
  11. jhug

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    WOW!! what a response!! I forget that the tone of what is written in a post lies in the reader..ex: someone anal...ie...Mr. eastern med. will read the post in an anal tone-- my apologies to all. My tone was not intended to be negative/rude. This is a question we need to all ask ourselves before diving so far into debt! Many resources are out there to help us find out what to expect once we graduate, including this one. My point was- sure we all receive the same-- we'll end up doing practically the same work- that is attending to the medical needs of our patients.
     

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