- Jul 25, 2016
- Other Health Professions Student
Okay, so this is more of a question. If you go into a DO school and (God forbid) you don't get into the specialty you want, couldn't you just switch specialties after practicing a few years or during/after your residency?? Yes, I know that residents don't get paid much (around 50,000 which is the average household income in the U.S., pretty good) and i know they may work a lot. But, wow couldn't you get into pretty much any specialty? Does anyone know how hard it would be for, say a family medicine D.O. to get into a neurosurgery residency or cardiothoracic surgery, etc.?? I am curious and I'm sure others would be as well.