Max98

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Hi,
Can someone get into a radiology residency and become a radiologist with a DO degree or do they need a MD?

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Hi,
Can someone get into a radiology residency and become a radiologist with a DO degree or do they need a MD?

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They can't if they don't develop the knowledge of how to work the search function in these fora.
 

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You mean DO's are considered Physicians? Crap... Sorry for all of the questions guys. Thought I was gonna become a unique chiropractor. But in all seriousness OP, yes. As crazy as it sounds, every hospital I shadow at I somehow end up with the DO that became a vascular surgeon, orthopod, etc... My best friend's dad is a radiologist and he is a DO. It's possible!
 
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Max98

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Sorry if I offended anyone with the question. I asked because someone told me that most DO's are primary care physicians so I wasnt sure if radiologists are able to get matched with alot of residencies with a DO degree. Thanks for all the responses.

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DPTinthemaking15

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Sorry if I offended anyone with the question. I asked because someone told me that most DO's are primary care physicians so I wasnt sure if radiologists are able to get matched with alot of residencies with a DO degree. Thanks for all the responses.

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Haha no offense my friend :) I am just a sarcastic person. Your friend is correct about most DO's being primary care physicians though. But it is possible to match into any residency. For example, the school I am applying to graduated a DO student that matched into a top neurosurgery program (I can't remember which program). Yet again, I'm only a lowely pre-med, so take everything I say with a grain of salt.
 

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Sorry if I offended anyone with the question. I asked because someone told me that most DO's are primary care physicians so I wasnt sure if radiologists are able to get matched with alot of residencies with a DO degree. Thanks for all the responses.

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In 2017, of the 2933 DOs that matched an ACGME residency 115 matched radiology. In comparison, 740 out of 17480 US MD seniors matched radiology. Both are about 4%. Being a DO is fine for most things except for the surgical subspecialties (urology, ENT, etc.) derm, and rad/onc.

Main Residency Match Data and Reports - The Match, National Resident Matching Program
 
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Sorry if I offended anyone with the question. I asked because someone told me that most DO's are primary care physicians so I wasnt sure if radiologists are able to get matched with alot of residencies with a DO degree. Thanks for all the responses.

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No offense taken my man. Now assume the anatomical position, face Kirksville MO and repeat 3x: "to heck with somatic dysfunction"
 
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No offense taken my man. Now assume the anatomical position, face Kirksville MO and repeat 3x: "to heck with somatic dysfunction"
I think us DOs need a special handshake too
 
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