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Where are Internal Medicine D.O.s??

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Mr. Eastern Medicine, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Mr. Eastern Medicine

    Mr. Eastern Medicine Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Hello, I was just flipping thru my "Directory of Providers" (in my insurance booklet) to find a D.O. in Internal Medicine, I could not find a single D.O. Why not?

    One more thing, is it hard to get a residency spot in Internal Medicine as a D.O??

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  3. UHS2002

    UHS2002 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    There are tons of internists who are DOs, including subspecialists. In general, with the exception of a few top programs, IM is not a difficult match. Even at top programs allopathic, you can usually find a few DOs (those were the people who kicked ass on their boards and grades, could easily have applied to rad or EM but chose IM instead. They, just like their MD counterparts have just as good a shot as a top IM program).

    Often, insurance booklets will list everyone as MD, even if a particular physician happens to be a DO. There is some logic to it, particularly in areas where DOs are not known, least their subscribers think thewy are going to an optometrist (OD) or some such thing ;)
  4. DancnDr.

    DancnDr. Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2001
    Richmond, Virginia
    One of the DO's that interviewed me at NSUCOM was an internal medicine specialist, so I know that it is possible.
    By the way, why do you call yourself Mr. Eastern Medicine? I was just curious, because I have studied a lot about eastern medicine and teach yoga.

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