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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Hawkeye, Oct 3, 1999.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Senior Member

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    I know this should never be a question, but do D.O. earn less than M.D.'s? I have heard both sides of the story, but I am still unclear.
     
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  3. young guy np

    young guy np Member

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    not just because of those letters. if you are a good doctor you will make the money. i know a DO and he has too many patients. plain and simple, he's a good doctor. he's doing better than his MD counterparts.
     
  4. jdaasbo

    jdaasbo Senior Member

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    There is no difference in the salary that a DO earns from what an MD earns. A cardiologist is a cardiologist and earns the same same average of $260K per anum-it doesn't matter if he/she is an MD, DO, DM, MBBS, BM, MBchir, etc.

    Anyone who tells you otherwise has NO idea what they are talking about.

    Johan Aasbo
    MS-II CCOM
     
  5. SD

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    Hawk - in my cardiology practice, there is no pay raise/ pay cut for what type of physician you are. Both the MD's and DO's make a salary based upon the number of years with the practice, number patients, etc. Though, I presume there may be some salary prejudice that still exists, example: women in general make less than men. Go figure. (there is a lot of guessing rational for this, type of medicine practiced, etc.) This said, I would hate to see a person go into the MD field as opposed to the DO b/c of money. Pick the type of medicine that best fits you and your idea of medicine.

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  6. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Senior Member

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    Thank you all for responding to my question. I am in my junior year at the University of Iowa. I would like to go to an osteopath school, but I am not too informed on many of the schools. I would like to go into surgery (heart or orthopedic) does anyone have any suggested schools?
     
  7. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus
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    Hawk,

    Just a matter of friendly advice, prior to apllying to any medical schools...I would strongly suggest you improve your knowledge base. The schools, DO & MD alike, will ask questions that will make your lack of knowledge apparent. Then, it is highly probably, they will interpret this a lack of motivation/dedication. It would be a shame for someone who has worked their butt off to be competitive as an undergrad to blow it on such an easily remedied [sp?] topic.

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  8. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Senior Member

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    Thanks for you wonderful words of wisdom, Dave! I am sure with your comment in mind I will gain admission to any medical school in the nation
     

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