Surgery Boards

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by patters1111, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. patters1111

    patters1111 Junior Member

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    I am 3rd year DO student looking at doing an allopathic general surgery residency. Assume the AOA would not approve my 1st year at the allopathic residency. When I finish my residency would I take the MD surgical boards, DO surgical boards, or get to choose?
    If the AOA does not approve my 1st year would this make me ineligible to sit for DO surgical boards?
    To sit for the MD surgical boards does one have to complete the USMLE?

    I am just trying to cover my bases.
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  3. patters1111

    patters1111 Junior Member

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    Does anyone know anything about this?

    Thanks
     
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    Chris_Topher SeƱor Member

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    I am only posting a reply because you are begging; I can't vouch for the quality of my reply.

    I believe that if you:

    1. complete a ACGME (allopathic, MD) residency without completing the AOA internship (or approved equivalent), you would only be elligible to sit for the ACGME college board exam.

    2. complete an AOA internship (or approved equivalent) and complete a ACGME (allopathic, MD) residency, wou would be elligible to become accredited by the AOA (or something like that), but would still sit for the ACGME college board exam.

    3. complete and AOA internship (or approved equivalent) and complete a AOA-approved residency, you would sit for the AOA college board exam.

    Hope this helps a little. If I am wrong, somebody please give me an electron slap.
     
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    I'm just curious as to why you want to do an allo residency instead of DO one? Are there DO surgical residencies out there? what's the difference?
     
  6. patters1111

    patters1111 Junior Member

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    I want to go into allopathic residency because I want to be in the southeast. There are only a few DO programs in this area. Also I would like to be at a Level 1 trauma center which very little DO program are.
     

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