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surgical specialties in Osteopathic Med.

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

  1. spyyder31

    spyyder31 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 27, 2000
    Reno, NV
    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 " 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. EZEK

    EZEK Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    All specialties are available as an osteopathic physician. You don't have to an MD to become an orthopedist or even a neurosurgeon. The team surgeons for several major professional teams are DO like the 76ers.
  4. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 1998
    Over the rainbow

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