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Surgical specialties in Osteopathic Med.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by spyyder31, Nov 21, 2000.

  1. spyyder31

    spyyder31 Senior Member

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    What kind of opportunities are there for DOs in the field of surgery? Are they the same as those found in allopathic Med? I am very interested in Orthopedics, but I am also starting to look heavily into osteopathic Med. I hear lots of talk about the "disadvantages of being a DO (I'm at a school with a allopathic Med. school on campus), such things like "as a DO you don't have much of a choice but to be in Primary Care," or "yea..you can do surgery...but you will not be paid the same."
    Soon I plan to shadow a DO, and I'm sure that I will get a bunch of info when I do. I just want to know what you guys/gals think about this.
     
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  3. MSafur

    MSafur Senior Member

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    By law, a DO is equal to an MD. DO's can get surgery residencies (personally, I know a orthopedic surgeon and a hand surgeon who are DO's).
    Don't listen to people. Talk to some DO's and find out for yourself! Being a DO, you can get any residency spot you like. It all depends on how well you do on your COMLEX I/II (boards).
    Hope this clarifies some confusion
     
  4. spyyder31

    spyyder31 Senior Member

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    Thanks a bunch! I had a feeling that this was the case. I am still trying to find a DO around here (Reno, NV) that I can talk to...and hopefully shadow [​IMG]
     

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