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    Please help: FMS vs DO?

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    Hi Everyone,
    I greatly enjoy reading all the info out there, you guys are awesome! I am hoping for some help here. I have been accepted to St. Matthew's, should hear from Saba this week and am interviewing with SGU soon. I have done quite a bit of research on the schools, but have not visited any of them. Can you give me some insider pros and cons?

    Did any of you consider D.O. schools? The only ones that are still accepting apps are Touro, CA, Touro, NV and Western in CA. From what I have read, there are quite a few negative things out there for these schools, usually about the facilities or the locations. The only reason I am considering these D.O. schools is because I could potentially get a military health professional scholarship to them and I really want to be in the military.

    What in the heck do I do?

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    if you really want to be in the military and would ultimately wind up there with a md from the carib, then why not have them pay for your schooling at the DO?

    las vegas cant be all that bad.... can it?
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    i agree with scott!! go to D.O if you get in!!

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    It would be great to have that taken care of and it starts my career 10 years earlier. (The normal way if going foreign is having to wait two years after residency in order to apply to the military) I am just not crazy about the idea of a D.O although I am warming up to it. I know in my head it is all the same stuff as an M.D., but this is a new consideration for me. The other part is to hope that the military really needs doctors and they take me early and pick up my loans.
    Any advice on any of the schools?

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    sorry not to sound dumb, but what exactly is a d.o school?

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    You're not dumb, great question. D.O. is Doctor of osteopathy. Same as MD except they take into consideration the body as a whole and do a lot of work with trying to prevent stuff before it happens, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, for example. DO's can still prescribe meds, do surgeries, etc.

    www.aacom.org

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    Why are you asking other people to make decisions in your life? That should be the first question you should be asking yourself.

    I suggest DO, then SGU/AUC/Ross/Saba

    Forget about SMU

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    oh, okay do they get paid the same as well? and how are their practices based? is there like a special hospital for all of the d.o docs? or does an informed patient have to specifically request that her doc be a d.o doc? sorry, this is really interesting and would like to know they "system" .
    thanks,

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    damn,, dom, last i thought these forums were for ADVICE! ***. don't have to be so mean :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by abrown15
    oh, okay do they get paid the same as well? and how are their practices based? is there like a special hospital for all of the d.o docs? or does an informed patient have to specifically request that her doc be a d.o doc? sorry, this is really interesting and would like to know they "system" .
    thanks,
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