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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by DOman, Jul 11, 2000.

  1. DOman

    DOman Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    i know this isn't really out there that much, but rank the following . Base it on your own criteria.
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  3. jmor702

    jmor702 Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 1998
    Sapulpa, OK , USA
    First of all I don't know what a DMD is. Does it have anything to do with monkeys?

    But here is my ranking;
    1. DO
    2. DPM
    3. DDS
    4. OD
    5. RN
    6. PA
    7. MD
    8. DC
    9. DMD

    Hope this helps,

  4. Pilot

    Pilot Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2000
    I ranked these based on the training and respect I have for each profession:
    1) DO, MD
    2) DDS, DMD
    3) OD
    4) RN
    5) PA
    6) DPM
    7) DC

  5. Moon

    Moon Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 1999
    San Jose, CA 95116
    jmor, did you really want to start another flame war here? I understand that you may favor DO as your career and choice, but it's unfair to rank MD all the way down to the bottom. Wouldn't it be more reasonable to rank 1. MD (public recognition), 2. DO, 3.DDS, 4.PA (with HMO, this is great), 5. RN, 6. DC, 7 OD (with lasik, this profession won't be much effective any more), 8 DPM (i'd rather see a MD/DO than DPM) and lastly, DMD (I don't know what DMD is, does it have something to do with acupuncture?).
  6. Boomer

    Boomer Supreme Sooner Member 15+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 1999
    In a house
    A DMD is a dentist.
  7. pirulo

    pirulo Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    miami, fl, usa
    Based on preparation as professionals and competitiveness to enter each career:
    1. DO/MD (4 yrs school + residency)
    2. DPM (4 yrs school + residency)
    3. DDS/DMD (4 yrs school, seldom residency)
    4. OD (4 yrs)
    5. DC (4 yrs)
    6. PA (depends, some bachelor some masters)
    7. RN (undergrad degree)
  8. Future DOc

    Future DOc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1999
    This is silly quite frankly!

    Why would you think of ranking professions? Each one is UNIQUE in its own right and has no superiority over the other whatsoever! Why would an RN be inferior compared to an MD? They NEED each other (actually more so for the MD) to make things work! Aren't we missing the obvious main goal the combination of ALL professions to provide good health service for the public! Everybody is different in their respective field, but that doesn't make one better than the other...regardless of training! I NEED them as much as they NEED me!

    Quit with the ranking even if it is only for entertainment! It serves NO purpose & will just create unnecessary flame forums!

    MS III

    [This message has been edited by Future DOc (edited 07-12-2000).]
  9. siulrc

    siulrc Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    How stupid is this? Just, unbelieveable!
    keep posting.

  10. DOman

    DOman Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    yes i do agree that this post question is worthless. Although..lets not let this topic die. So i ask all of you to write anything valuable..favorite quote...any valuable tips...motivation...or just school comparision. THank YOu!!!!! Long LIVE this TOPIC
  11. RDJ


    Do not rank these! They are all of great importance. Each is an integral member of the health care TEAM. Whether you are in the hospital or the Doctor's office, each person in the spectrum (from MD/DO to DDS/DMD to RN to MED TECH to Housekeeping, etc) is an important contributor to patient care. If you do not believe me, call a strike and have a single group not come to work for a few days. You will see how much you have been taking for granted.

    "What we do in life, echoes in eternity..." Gen. Maximus
  12. Paul's Boutique

    Paul's Boutique B====D 10+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 1999
    Pomona CA
    Please rank the following. I really am in a quandary, and need all your help!

    Peanut butter and jelly
    Toy French poodles
    Fire hydrants
    The Space Shuttle
    Al Bundy
    The Classic from Kurosawa "The Seven Samurai"
  13. MARK

    MARK Junior Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    This is embarassing. Why is this kind of stuff necessary??????????
    DMD = doctor of medical dentistry.
    DDS = doctor of dental surgery

    c'mon folks. have we all come to THIS?
  14. Realchiro

    Realchiro Member 10+ Year Member

    May 15, 2000
    Future DOc,

    I couldn't help but scan through these answers and see that your's is one of the finest and an intelligent answers, to what is kind of an odd question.

    As a DC, I do not view any particular profession as being ranked ahead or below another. What I do, fullfills a niche and perhaps covers an aspect to health care that another healing arts are unable to do. Likewise with cases that I see; not all are for me to address and require referral.

    To place anyone above or below is usually a pretty good indicator of the knowledge one lacks regarding that particular field.

    interesting conversation...
  15. DOman

    DOman Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    lets rank this then:
    Bobby Knight
    Bill Gates
    Dustin Hoffman
    Stephen Hawking
    Kathy Lee Gifford
  16. adismo

    adismo covered in moon dust 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2000
    right on Rob! this is an excercise in the insulting of one's intelligence; these professions are unique and uncomparable, each one is equally important; to try to "rank" this based on education, income, prestige, sexyness, or whatever, is a mindless endeavor for those eager in sharpening their prejudicial skills.
  17. DOman

    DOman Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    okay guys, not to take the evil guy's spot, but i am going to try to prove you all wrong.
    first off, it doesn't matter if we rank them. I know every education is important, and a critical link to the chain. However, everyone of them is not equal in terms of what they can and cant do. Face it..a RN and an MD are both very very important..but not the same in other levels. So the point is, that thier is nothing to be ashamed where everyone is ranked. Everyone in here makes such a big deal that " oh my GOD, we have to act smart and say that this question is not good." that is absolutely wrong. So what if we rank them. Why do they rank other things? One should not FEEL ASHAMED of where they are in terms of level. That is the point everyone is missing. If i am a PA or RN, i will do the job to the best of my abilities. Same goes for other professions.
  18. togo

    togo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 1999
    Pauls Bout.

    Thanks for the laugh.

    Great response.
  19. Pilot

    Pilot Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2000
    I ranked these based on my perceived importance to my everyday life:

    1) Peanut Butter and Jelly
    2) Fire Hydrants / Space shuttle
    4) Al Bundy
    5) "The Seven Samurai" / French Poodles

    I only hope I haven't offended people who prefer Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches. If I have, I apologize in advance. Pilot
  20. Pepe

    Pepe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 1999
    San Antonio, Tx. USA
    Well not to start a flame war or anything but I guess it depends on what KIND of peanut butter you are talking about. I believe anybody who eats creamy peanut butter is a communist but that is just a humble opinion.
  21. Pilot

    Pilot Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2000
    Peter Pan Crunchy, but I will use any crunchy in a bind except for that natural, no preservative junk...Pilot
  22. DOman

    DOman Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    AL Bundy has to go to the top. Come on..he is a top notch actor. Face it- who else can put thier hands down their pants the way he did. He walked and talked with ease. and his job is one of the best. I think he sold a total of 0 shoes in my 3 years of watching it. Anyway...that's is my 2 cents $$$$$$
  23. togo

    togo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 1999
    I for one am OUTRAGED!!!!! If you want peanuts then go to a ballgame! Peanut BUTTER was meant to be creamy. I know I've set myself up for some pretty harsh replies, but I feel strongly on this and am willing to take that risk.

  24. wheatfarmer

    wheatfarmer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 1, 2000


    How bout "the Hidden Fortress"
  25. psi1467

    psi1467 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Gotta go with the crunchy stuff. But why the hell is it, all I can find in the cupboard is creamy. Oh well, I guess I'll have to break down and dish out the couple of bucks to get a new jar.

    I think we are all missing the point though. The true question at hand is have you taken the Pepsi Challenge. Sorry Mr. Sosa, I went with the Coke.
  26. Pilot

    Pilot Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2000
    Great, now I have a sudden desire for New Coke..... [​IMG]

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