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Time it takes to become a FP DO

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by studentdr, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. 415253

    415253 Guest
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    Aug 4, 2011
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    Hi everyone! I'm trying to make sense of the process that follows after being accepted into a DO program to become a FP DO:

    2 years - basic sciences in med school
    2 years - clinical clerkships (still part of med school)
    Take the USMLE/COMLEX (USMLE is preferred by most? And when you apply for DO/MD slots once you get a DO slot your app is withdrawn from MD pools?)
    2-3 years - low pay residency
    1 year - AOA approved internship to be able to be certified in states like PA, FL, and 3 others (is the internship paid??)

    I know I'm probably missing some huge necessary milestones so if anyone can offer corrections on the timing it would be a great help. Thank you!
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  3. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan
    7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2009
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    Medical Student
    If your heart is set on FP, then you should consider LECOM's 3 year program.
    ~2 years basic science
    ~ 1 year clinical rotations
    3 year residency
    1? year fellowship in Obstetrics if you want to be a full package.
  4. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN
    Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
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    4 years med school (exception with program listed above). Take COMLEX +/- USMLE during med school (1 & 2) and intern year (3)
    3 years residency
    Yes, if you get a spot in the osteopathic match you are pulled from the MD match
    The intern year isn't something separate. It is the first year of residency


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