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What are the years like in DO school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Fuarky, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. Fuarky

    Fuarky 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    What do you do the first 2 years, and the last 2 years of DO school??? Also in DO school do you do a tour of all the specialties in the last 2 years of DO school??? I though DO's could not obtain competitive residencies like anesthesia, so what would the point of touring it be???
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  3. Jnet389

    Jnet389 5+ Year Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Oh dear. DO's can be anesthesiologists...
  4. dntke1518

    dntke1518 5+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    No point in touring, they can't get competitive residencies. First two years? You pretty much get half naked and massage your classmates, last two years you get to go out and practice your massage techniques in the community. After that you try really hard to get an AOA massage residency at one of those super secret massage parlors (if you're lucky).

    If there wasn't enough sarcasm in the above statement, I became reserved because there will be much worse flaming than that given what you asked. Please do some research on stuff before you ask these types of questions, or re-read your question before you post to see if it sounds ridiculous.
  5. oms2

    oms2 pgy- 2+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    finish high school.
  6. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Anesthesia is not a competitive residency. Furthermore as a DO you'll have no problem getting into it or almost every residency in the ACGME match. And yes, DO's clinical education is the same as MD's they do rotations and then residency, in either the AOA match ( only for DO's and contains plenty of competitive residencies) or the ACGME match.
  7. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Hub City

  8. Dharma

    Dharma 7+ Year Member

    Better questions: what is the search box like on your computer screen and have you located it yet?
  9. hockey10

    hockey10 ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Take 2 seconds and look at the website of ANY D.O. school and this will be easy to find.
    The first 2 years are classroom learning and OMM with a few other courses scattered in. Then the final 2 years are rotations. Most D.O. will go on to become massage therapists as we don't qualify for any residencies.
  10. +1...
  11. nicolemsm

    nicolemsm 5+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Hi, welcome to SDN.


  12. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
  13. drshark

    drshark 2+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2012
    DO is just a bunch of witch craft and massage techniques combined, I wouldn't bother applying if I were you, just stick to getting a real degree ----> MD.
  14. NeuroLAX

    NeuroLAX Discere faciendo 2+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2012

    Thank you, Nicole. I will definitely be using this in the future.
  15. costales

    costales 2+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2011
    The point of touring the specialties is to have fun:

    Reading is also fun:

  16. Ost3oclast

    Ost3oclast It's Teh Internetz Dood! 5+ Year Member

    Troll? Jamal?
  17. HalfListic

    HalfListic _______________ 2+ Year Member

    May 19, 2012
    Oh man, I've been wanting to tour the specialties for a while now...I hear they are gorgeous this time of year.
  18. Superman DO

    Superman DO Oh crap, I'm really a doctor? 5+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Very gorgeous, and I'm about to start touring in just a couple of weeks! It will give me a nice taste of everything I cannot do in life when I get my DO degree. I hear at my site, however, I get to spend much more time working with the janitors during fourth year since they will be my boss after I graduate. :smuggrin:
  19. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    SDN has needed this for a long time.
  20. NeuroLAX

    NeuroLAX Discere faciendo 2+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Oh, how I loved this post. Nice!!

    :laugh: Nice reductio ad absurdum. I love it!

    Yes, yes it has... There have been some really good one liners recently. My favorites are HalfListic's "I think his google is broken", Nicole's beautiful screenshot, and now the Search Button for Dummies pic by Costales. These will, from this day forward, be sacred treasures of SDN.

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