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What is MD DO??????????

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by jimjones, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. jimjones

    jimjones Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    I was surfing physician search pages, and kept seeing people with MD DO after their names, as well as the MD's and the DO's. WHat is this?
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  3. Gauravvv

    Gauravvv 7+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2001
    New York
    Ive never heard of that designation before. However, i do have a friend whos mother was an MD in India and when she came here, she got her DO, but she doesnt use the MDDO des, she uses DO at her practice
  4. siulrc

    siulrc Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    jim; most likely you are looking at physicians from the california era the ama try to take over the aoa. the ama allow do's to get an md title as long as they paid a $50 fee.
  5. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Unless the original poster was doing his search for physicians practicing in California, I fail to see how those "MD, DOs" are products of the California Merger in the late 1960s. DOs in that mess who received their MDs (for a fee quite a bit more than just $50, actually) were barred from practice in many hospitals within California as well as having their medical licenses invalidated by the other 49 State Medical Boards. In other words, these "MD, DOs" weren't allowed to practice outside the State of California, and as their dumb luck would have it, they also weren't allowed to practice inside the state.
  6. jimjones

    jimjones Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
  7. pags

    pags Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    I can tell you this... At NYCOM we have an APEP (Advanced Placement for Emigrant Physicians) program which accepts foreign trained MD's and with 3 years of training can recieve their DO degree. This affords them a gauranteed residency in this country. Some graduates use M.D. D.O., while others use just M.D. or D.O..

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