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Why D.O. vs M.D.? What is the real difference?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Crystaal, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. Crystaal

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    So, my counselors tell me there is no significant difference between DO and MD tracks, other than the DO also learn osteopathy/holistic med (whatever that means and hell --is it even used?) in addition to what the MD learn. My friends tell me that DO is just a back-up route for those who weren't "good" enough for MD.

    Personally, I thought that maybe DO and MD were once very different, but since the principles upon which osteopathy were originally based have been shown to be false, DO has become essentially the same as MD. However, due to red tape and tradition, DO and MD have never been integrated into 1 system even though there appears to be no need for both. That's just my theory, though.

    Can anyone clarify the real, practical different between DO and MD? What are some people's reasons for choosing DO? (Other than "it was close to my house" or "it was easier to get in") And, if you don't believe there is a real difference, then why do you think both systems exist rather than just being integrated or having DO 'absorbed' into MD?
     
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  3. kstraw

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    Please do a search
     
  4. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    Here's a better question... wtf are these things?

    [​IMG]

    Can you all remember the days when squirtle, charmander, and bulbasaur were the face of pokemon games? Good times...

    OP-do a search or look at the stickied threads.
     
  5. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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  6. Crystaal

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    OK... I did do a search, but whatever. Guess if I'm too stupid to do a search correctly I might as well go home now.
     
  7. CatFactorial

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    lacrosse87 OMS-3 5+ Year Member

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    What are these digiyugiomon you're posting? There are, and WILL ONLY EVER BE, 151 pokemon
     
  9. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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    Pokemon ended in the 4th generation. There were no decent 5th generation pokemon.
     
  10. dntke1518

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    [​IMG]
     
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  12. AnthroDocFL

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    Ahhh yes, the good times....

    The silver and gold versions weren't too bad... I stopped caring after this.

    :laugh:
     
  13. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    Agreed.
     
  14. lacrosse87

    lacrosse87 OMS-3 5+ Year Member

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    So, I started rewatching the pokemon cartoon episodes. So much adult humor thrown in there. Brock needs to take a cold shower
     
  15. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:

    Seriously, there are thousands of DO vs. MD thread. There is a sticky at the top of this forum with a ton of DO vs. MD threads. And when you create a thread the forum pops up a bunch of threads that could have been similar, and being that you used DO vs. MD in the title, it would have popped up a bunch of choices.
     
  16. DrMediterranean

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    Potions. DOs can make potions.
     
  17. Nymphicus

    Nymphicus kane o ke kai Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    But so can my level 10 night elf priest who learned alchemy.

    Uhh I mean...

    wat?
     
  18. Superman DO

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

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    I was not particularly good in potions class. I excelled most in "defense against the dark arts"! :)
     
  19. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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  20. CXCR4

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    Do priests still go into PvP with pain supression popped right from the get go?

     
  21. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    everyone knows that alchemy is completely worthless and is only used for leveling. nerds.
     
  22. OrganicDOc2BE

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    As far as the US goes, your counselor is right. It's pretty much identical with the exception of learning OMM. If you're trying to move to another country afterwards, you may have some limitations because some countries do not recognize DOs as fully licensed physicians.
     
  23. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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  24. DrMediterranean

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    :laugh:
     
  25. yellowperil

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    i love reading DO threads, hilarious.
     
  26. DrMediterranean

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    pre-osteo > pre-allo
     
  27. crmellon

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    DOs usually wear these.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. yellowperil

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    agree, pre-allo have way too many serious people.
     
  29. donkeykong1

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    :whoa: too many nerds all in one place
     
  30. DrMediterranean

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    that's creepy. always knew DOs were cultists. i heard u get a mask like that after you are finished with your first OMT class
     
  31. Iliketoytles

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    This is scary as fudge. Where is this from?
     
  32. DrMediterranean

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    The A.T. Still museum in Kirksville
     
  33. crmellon

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    During the Plague "doctors" used to wear masks like that stuffed with either Asbestos (whoops) or strong smelling herbs because the prevailing theory of that time was that disease was caused by "miasma" or bad air. Google Plague masks, some of them were really intricate. In Venice they stuck around for awhile as a symbol of medicine.
     
  34. crmellon

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    Lawlz.
     
  35. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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    It was worn by mourners during the black death/ bubonic plague/ Y. Pestis.
     
  36. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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    Yup there was a popular theory that disease was caused by Miasma or bad stenches created in swamps. Pretty much far from the most pleasant thing to see when you're dying.
     
  37. Iliketoytles

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    Oh, neat!
     
  38. AnthroDocFL

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    Thanks for the new avatar. :D
     
  39. Awesome thread. Really hilarious in points and some great historical references. :laugh:
     
  40. DrMaximus

    DrMaximus PGY1; CA-0 5+ Year Member

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    See, these are the fantastic MD vs DO threads. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  41. LOL very true. :D
     
  42. DrMaximus

    DrMaximus PGY1; CA-0 5+ Year Member

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    I keep trying to end the epic battle occurring in another thread... Ugh, I thought we were past all of this crap.
     
  43. Sadly, no we're not. We're now concentrating on trying to change the title DO to MD...... :wow:
     
  44. AnthroDocFL

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    I learned to just keep my mouth shut about DO/MD threads. Nevermore, nevermore!!
     
  45. Iliketoytles

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  46. SpecterGT260

    SpecterGT260 Catdoucheus 2+ Year Member

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    i actually first learned this playing assassins creed :thumbup: there is random trivia for ya
     
  47. DrMaximus

    DrMaximus PGY1; CA-0 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not the only one!!
     
  48. Wolverines83

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    Just said to myself: "Why the hell would those idiots walk around dressed like that in 1918? What morons...."

    Then I remembered: 1918 = flu pandemic...not plague...who's the idiot now.....
     
  49. crmellon

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    Requiescat en pace:cool:
     
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    The Slab
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