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Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by red9_95, May 12, 1999.

  1. red9_95

    red9_95 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am a MD student. I read the message posted by Prefontaine that some internships are dual certified by AOA and Transitional year(MD program). I was wondering if anyone know if it is possible for me to do traditional rotating internship(AOA) in any osteopathic hospital. If it is possible please let me know about the hospitals. My e-mail is [email protected] Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Red

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  3. Henry

    Henry Senior Member
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    MD can not get into DO residency or internship
     
  4. Ponyboy

    Ponyboy Senior Member
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    Why would you want to do an osteopathic internship? I heard tell that (in general) these hospitals aren't as good as allopathic hospitals. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. Matthews

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    I think MD students should be allowed access to osteopathic GME if OMT is required training in that residency etc...

    Does anyone know the reasoning behind why they currently are denied access?
     
  6. VM

    VM Senior Member
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    Part of it is probably because there are hardly enough AOA residency spots for all of the D.O.s now.
     
  7. jdaasbo

    jdaasbo Senior Member
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    you mean internship slots. There are residency slots applenty. Many many of them go unfilled each year. The problem is that they tie the internship year into the residency (ie. no separate matches for internship and residency). The internship is the bottle neck, not the residency.
     
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    prefontaine Senior Member
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    There were ~450 unfilled AOA intern positions in 1999. Since many DOs skip the AOA internship, there are plenty of slots and (at this time) no bottleneck.
     
  9. red9_95

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    hi, Where can I find openings in AOA internships right now. Can you direct me to any specific website. Thanks
     
  10. prefontaine

    prefontaine Senior Member
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    You need an access code and pin # to retrieve the information...only AOA grads are eligible for the positions...are you a foreign medical student? I cannot think of any other reason why you would be interested.
     
  11. red9_95

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    hello, I am a foreign medical graduate. I passed Usmle 1 and 2 with scores of 93 and 91. I really want to get into surgical residency. But I know it is impossible to get surgerical residency in allopathic program. So I am looking for other options. Thank you again for you feedbacks.

    Red
     
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    I don't think that you can do an AOA internship as an FMG (or US MD student?). Maybe someone else knows for sure.
     
  13. prefontaine

    prefontaine Senior Member
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    Correct, AOA internships are for grads of AOA schools only.
     
  14. andmillr

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    Ponyboy,
    I think that is a pretty ignorant thing to say. The Osteopathic residencies are just as good as the allopathic ones. Granted you will find "duds" in either domain. However, such programs should not tarnish the reputation of either groups' residencies.
     

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