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    A statement was made at a school of osteopathic medicine that foreign graduated physicians that started their medical program after 2007 will be required to attend a U.S. Medical school for licensure in the U.S. Has any one heard this or have any information about this?

    I am about to start the med program at AUC this january 2007. Information about this would be nice.

    ~chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by soon2BcaribDoc View Post
    A statement was made at a school of osteopathic medicine that foreign graduated physicians that started their medical program after 2007 will be required to attend a U.S. Medical school for licensure in the U.S. Has any one heard this or have any information about this?

    I am about to start the med program at AUC this january 2007. Information about this would be nice.

    ~chad
    i wanna know if this is true or not too. I doubt that this is true, but it could happen......and it would be fatal for many students...

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    never heard of this ever
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    I would think that news would be all over the place. The schools would be pushing people to write their governement officials etc. G
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    Quote Originally Posted by soon2BcaribDoc View Post
    A statement was made at a school of osteopathic medicine that foreign graduated physicians that started their medical program after 2007 will be required to attend a U.S. Medical school for licensure in the U.S. Has any one heard this or have any information about this?

    I am about to start the med program at AUC this january 2007. Information about this would be nice.

    ~chad
    Where did you hear/read this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soon2BcaribDoc View Post
    A statement was made at a school of osteopathic medicine that foreign graduated physicians that started their medical program after 2007 will be required to attend a U.S. Medical school for licensure in the U.S. Has any one heard this or have any information about this?

    I am about to start the med program at AUC this january 2007. Information about this would be nice.

    ~chad
    hi soon2bcaribdoc,
    i have never heard this before and find it highly implausible given the high number of foreign trained physicians who match every year, and who are currently in practice

    are you sure the statement didn't refer to foreign trained osteopathic physicians. i know that foreign trained osteopathic physicians can not be licensed in the US because in most other countries, osteopathy is not standardized as it is in the US and is often seen more along the lines of alternative medicine. alot of osteopathic programs in other parts of the world practice nonsurgical, nonpharmaceutical approaches to the practice

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    this doesn't make sense, as 25% of the US physician workforce is foreign trained. if you make a sudden cut on new FMGs coming in, the US would be in an even greater shortage than they are now. the AMA has just announced that they grossly underpredicted the # of docs that are needed, and that they project a 85,000-200,000 shortage by 2020. this has to be a rumor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFire99 View Post
    hi soon2bcaribdoc,
    i have never heard this before and find it highly implausible given the high number of foreign trained physicians who match every year, and who are currently in practice

    are you sure the statement didn't refer to foreign trained osteopathic physicians. i know that foreign trained osteopathic physicians can not be licensed in the US because in most other countries, osteopathy is not standardized as it is in the US and is often seen more along the lines of alternative medicine. alot of osteopathic programs in other parts of the world practice nonsurgical, nonpharmaceutical approaches to the practice
    In all honesty I did not hear this directly. This was told to the first year class at Michigan state U. I believe it was not specific for D.O. vs M.D. I emailed an official at Ross University about this and she will get back to me. I will up date once I have the info. I am not banking on this being true. I doubt the AMA would be willing to cut off a large supply of physicians prior to a risk of a shortage. Plus, caribbean schools have some great lobbying. However it would certaintly be nice to know either way.

    I believe (if true) not a lot of people know about this because it is fresh off the grill.

    I'll post anything I find out.

    ~ Chad

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    To me, it's untrue until proven true. No reason to fret over this. Go about your day and download quake 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by microphage View Post
    To me, it's untrue until proven true. No reason to fret over this. Go about your day and download quake 2.

    A psa sponsored by the useless committee at AUC
    Did you get your DRE?

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