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Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by lady bug, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    What are your motivations are towards wanting to become an osteopathic physician?
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  3. PACmatthew

    PACmatthew Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    I chose DO over MD because I feel the education is more primary care focused. I also see how poorly we treat musculoskeletal disorders in traditional allopathic family practice, as I currently am a physician assistant. I was accepted to both MD and DO programs, but will without regret be starting a DO program in Texas in the summer. I will undoubtedly be either going FP or emergency medicine, where DO's consistently get plenty of residencies.
  4. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Being able to provide comprehensive care to a patient.

    My attitude towards my patients would not be reflective of the school, DO or MD, that I would go to. I would still have the same belief system.

    But if I were to go to an MD school I would be lacking some training that I feel will prove valuable in the future.

    Plus, I've heard that nurses really like D.O.'s.
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