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Which programs are the very best? DO friendly and unfriendly

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by slinkeyooo, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. slinkeyooo

    slinkeyooo sleeper 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2006
    Just wondering which er programs are rated the best both allo and osteo. Also, which allo er programs are DO friendly and unfriendly? I did a search on this but nothing concrete came up...
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  3. Dr. Will

    Dr. Will 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    Houston, TX
    You're so gonna get "Fattied."
  4. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    This topic has been discussed ad nauseum. Please use the Search feature at the top of the page when you're in the main EM forums page.
  5. willlynilly

    willlynilly Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    i think a reasonable question is which allopathic programs are DO friendly? but then again, i imagine that has also been discussed at somepoint in time. just remove the word "best" from your question, and people will take you seriously.

    also, tell us where you're interested, and maybe some of the vets will help point you in the general direction of some programs that are DO friendly... but these days, it seems like the majority of the programs are DO friendly. mine is (cook county)
  6. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Where it's at.
    According to US News and World Report, the best program is the one run by Dr. Fatty McFattypants.
  7. takotsubo

    takotsubo ... 10+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Go to the programs websites and check out their resident profiles. If they have a DO, chances are they are DO friendly.

    Check out It's free and it even tells you how many DOs are or have been at the program.

    Personally I would not go to a DO EM residency but that is just me. Im sure there are definately decent ones out there. For me I just thought I'd get better training and exposure at a level 1 allopathic institution.

    Good luck.
  8. bulgethetwine

    bulgethetwine Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2005
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  9. jaymodo

    jaymodo UNECOM 2009 5+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Hills Beach
    Another great site for DO's is the, it has information about the student chapter and residency programs. More detailed information is available on each program at the "opportunities" section.

    Be careful of the biased opinions of students, there are great allopathic AND osteopathic programs, both have level I trauma opportunities. Also, don't feel pressured to find a level I program, you can great experience in some level II centers where you're not watching the surgical residents on the trauma team, and in these programs your trauma rotation will be at a neighboring level I, where you'll spend your time there on the trauma team.

    You have plenty of time to look around, talk with as many residency program directors as you can, everyone as their own way of doing things, you need to find which one fits you.
  10. LovingItAll

    LovingItAll Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 18, 2003
  11. corpsmanUP

    corpsmanUP Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    That ACOEP website is pisspoor. The links take you to the main hospital webpage. That is the problem with all DO specialties other than FM. There is no central clearing house of info, and until they get their act together, DO's will continue to believe that allopathic programs are better. And I hate to tell you this, but EM residents at level I's do more than "watch their surgical colleagues" in a trauma. I think you are getting a little ahead of your knowledge.
  12. Dr. Will

    Dr. Will 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Got a problem? You want the Fatty, too? Threads like this = :beat:
  13. jaymodo

    jaymodo UNECOM 2009 5+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Hills Beach
    My mistake, I did not intend to put down any programs. I was only trying to make the point that you don't need to be at a level I program to get good trauma exposure.

    The AOA website at has an "opportunities" database that works like AMSA's FREIDA site, it can be accessed directly at This includes information for all AOA approved programs and can be searched by specialty and location.

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