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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Omni23, Mar 15, 1999.

  1. Omni23

    Omni23 New Member

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    I know this question might seem shallow, but what is the salary range for a person who wants to pursue a D.O degree specializing in pediactrics. I am just beginning to explore the ostepathic medicine as opposed to allopathic medicine. I was wondering if there was a salary difference between the two ?
     
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  3. drusso

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    There are no differences in salary between holders of the DO or MD degree. I can't find reference to prove this. You might try contacting AACOM or AOA and asking them for each organization's physicians demographics report. This will have salary information in it. When Medical Econonics publishes their annual physician compensation issue they lump DO's and MD's together. If there were a substantial difference I would think that they would separate the two degree holders.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. OldManDave

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    In addition, since they are both COMPLETE PHYSICIANS; and therefore legally undifferentiable...you can't preferentially pay either one more than the other simply based upon the degree.

    Nice college words, huh?

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  5. edgar

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    In regards to salary, I think DOs and MDs are paid the same. If that wasn't the case, the AOA would have filed a lawsuit years ago. I agree with Dave, both MDs and DOs are complete physicians. As far as what I've seen, I think peds docs make between $90,000 to $100,000. They appear to be the least paid specialists (even behind FPs) but they are known for having excellent bedside manners. My pediatrician inspired me to become a doctor.

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