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    JMT
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    US osteopathic education vs MD education

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    Do you feel an osteopathic education is equivalent to a MD education? I'm speaking in terms of classes that we take. I noticed for example when I look at DO school's websites, their psychology (psychiatry) class is only a few weeks (like 3 or 4), versus MD spends a whole semester on it. Are the clinicals different as well, in a MD we rotate (mandatory cores) through surgery, psych, obgyn, peds, IM, in a DO do they go through all these clinicals or mainly FP and IM and the rest is optional?

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    DO curriculum , its a new school LMU DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

    MD currciculum, Basic Sciences Curriculum and Departments
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    The education is pretty much identical. The only notable difference is OMM class and lab.

    Here is a link to the rotation schedule at my school:
    PCOM - Third- and Fourth-Year Programs

    As you can see we have rotations in EVERY core specialty and room for electives in whatever we want.

    Here are our hospital affiliations:
    PCOM - Affiliate Lists

    I've never really posted on this site before and have realized one major difference b/w this and SDN where I usually post: This is an IMG heavy site and opinions are largely swayed in that direction. SDN's DO specific forums are way more DO-student heavy then valuemd...thus opinions seem swayed that direction.

    My point: Take everything you read w/ a grain of salt, read b/w the lines and only trust facts.

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