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the best way to advertise DO

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by OsteoMD., Jun 30, 2002.

  1. OsteoMD.

    OsteoMD. Wishful thinker 7+ Year Member

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    from my marketing managerial experience, the best way to advertise DO is...ready?

    have AOA donates tons of money to harvard or other well-known IV league schools, and ask these schools to include a few osteopathic medicine (etc. Osteopathic history or OMT )courses to their curriculum, you'll be surprised by the outcome.

    of course, i thought about adding a harvard univeristy college of osteopathic medicine, but it seems kinda unlikely. who knows...

    just like the marketing strategy, we take the success of others and make us into a more successful ones.

    what do you guys think? :)
     
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  3. John DO

    John DO A.T. Still Endowed Chair 7+ Year Member

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    Too late . . . Harvard already teaches a new pilot course based on the theories of OM. I believe they call biomechanics.
     
  4. In my opinion, some sort of advertising program is sorely needed. It pisses me off that, in the 21st century, the most well-known DO is still Dr. Sam Shepard, and he is only famous for being falsely accused of killing his wife and becoming the basis for the television series and movie "The Fugitive."
     
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    He's a DO? Wow.

    He should have been better at "manipulating" his way out of that accusation! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    Ok...anyway...

    I think advertising for osteopathic medicine will eventually prove successful.

    But what will be more successful? NUMBERS. The more DOs we have out there and the more patients they see, the better.
     
  6. OsteoMD.

    OsteoMD. Wishful thinker 7+ Year Member

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    let me just add another opinion of mine here.

    i also think that DO'S can need some help and efforts from their counterparts - MD's. for instance, if anti-inflammatory med and pain killers do not work on patients' problems derived from musculoskeletal related symptoms, why not refer them to the OMT specialists. like you said, it's the 21st century. let's all be more open-minded on the perspectives of medicine. if acunpuncture works better than beta-blockers on lowering blood pressure, then do so!! After all, we're here to help our patients. so be more open-minded because OMT has it's own essence.
     
  7. Fenrezz

    Fenrezz AT Stills Worst Nightmare 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, it is true. After reading that post I looked it up online and Sam Sheppard was a DO.

    Thats a great icebreaker to start a conversation with a cute girl sitting next to you in class. :D

    <a href="http://www.crimelibrary.com/sheppard/shepfinger.htm" target="_blank">http://www.crimelibrary.com/sheppard/shepfinger.htm</a>
     

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