The appropriate use of D.O. or DO

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  1. OCHO

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    An interesting question was raised about my Personal Statement and the appropriate use of D.O. or DO.

    In my statement should it be written as DOs or D.O.s?

    Thanks for the insight
     
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  3. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna

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    i think the grammatically correct way to write any abbreviation is with periods after the letters. good question tho. there may be some weird exception when writing initials for degrees.
     
  4. OCHO

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    I thought so too, But MDs are written without periods. So hence why I am confused.

    Thanks Ry,
     
  5. AwesomO

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    My white coat says "Insert name" D.O.
     
  6. JWE27

    JWE27 COMLEXSlayer(RIP 6/10/10)

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    It says "AwsomeO, DO"?
    Pretty sweet...;)
     
  7. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna

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    HAHA.

    i...am...awesomeO....

    [YOUTUBE]http://youtube.com/watch?v=L6QKg9krfRU&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]
     
  8. TexasTriathlete

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    If you're talking about for your personal statement or something, nobody will even notice, regardless of how you write it.
     
  9. meggielou

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    on a more practical note, you may need EVERY last character for your PS, especially on AACOMAS, so you might not have a choice but to use "DO" instead of "D.O." That was my experience, anyway.
     
  10. TexasTriathlete

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    To save characters, I wrote my personal statement like a text message:

    "ur goin 2 let me n2 ur med school LOL"
     
  11. JonnyG

    JonnyG IN the hospitals....

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    If its in your personal statement just define the abreviation befor you use it(which is what you are suppose to do in most formal things). So if you write doctor of osteopathy(DO) you can define it however you want.
     
  12. OCHO

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    Good points everyone, thanks!
     
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    piss ant Mike Rowe for President

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    :laugh:
     
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    StringerBell It's the final countdown!

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    Oh.
    My.
    God.

    I don't think I've seen anything that funny in a long, LONG time.
    That was awesome.
     
  15. Jack Daniel

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    Well, for what it's worth,
    the AOA has a little style guide on its website:
    http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=mc_kitstyle

    It recommends D.O.
     
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  17. OCHO

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    Jack Daniels you have always been a good friend of mine! hehehe

    Thanks for the 411 I do appreciate the tidbit of info.
     

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