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    Osteopathic - D.O.

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    I assume people go abroad for medical school because they are not accepted by U.S. schools. However, some Osteopathic D.O. schools seem to report lower average GPA/MCAT of their students than some of the schools abraod, and I assume D.O. schools are not much more difficult to get in than the schools abroad. Do people still choose to go abroad even if they were accepted by a D.O. school in the U.S.? maybe they didn't consider D.O. at all? perhaps because they would rahter get a M.D. than a D.O.?

    Did you consider/apply to D.O.? I'm interested to find out...

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    Osteopathic - D.O.

    Quote Originally Posted by kimiwadare
    I assume people go abroad for medical school because they are not accepted by U.S. schools. However, some Osteopathic D.O. schools seem to report lower average GPA/MCAT of their students than some of the schools abraod, and I assume D.O. schools are not much more difficult to get in than the schools abroad. Do people still choose to go abroad even if they were accepted by a D.O. school in the U.S.? maybe they didn't consider D.O. at all? perhaps because they would rahter get a M.D. than a D.O.?

    Did you consider/apply to D.O.? I'm interested to find out...
    this topic has been discussed numerous times. hehe . anyways, check out the link below. But i wanted to let you know that my roomate's ex-gf is leaving her DO school at NYIT (in the USA) if she is accepted into St. Chris for the Jan 2004 term. She told me how she was afraid of the preference for MD over DO these days so she would rather go abroad and receive an MD. Also, I, myself, and Shwetha have considered DO schools but prefered to get our MDs abroad. check out the link: http://www.valuemd.com/viewtopic.php?t=4333

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    i see now...

    thanks for your reply.

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    Osteopathic - D.O.

    Quote Originally Posted by IDreamOfMedicine
    Also, I, myself, and Shwetha ...
    Uh, isn't "I" and "myself" the same person?
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    double doozy, good catch micro , does that mean "I" and "myself" canceled eachother and IDOM was not part of the consideration to DO schools?
    ps..i think it is a load of bull that "preference for MD over DO these days "
    i think it is just plain ignorant or a weak excuse. there is a difference,yes, but one is not better than the other. At the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, they share the same classes, and I assume it is like that in most cases. My primary doc is a DO, i would have never realized it except i peeked over on his name tag. 8)
    But like name brands (versace better than DKNY) , ppl will always judge and prefer.
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    derft

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetmia81
    double doozy, good catch micro , does that mean "I" and "myself" canceled eachother and IDOM was not part of the consideration to DO schools?
    ps..i think it is a load of bull that "preference for MD over DO these days "
    i think it is just plain ignorant or a weak excuse. there is a difference,yes, but one is not better than the other. At the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, they share the same classes, and I assume it is like that in most cases. My primary doc is a DO, i would have never realized it except i peeked over on his name tag. 8)
    But like name brands (versace better than DKNY) , ppl will always judge and prefer.
    I meant myself DUH , but ya i agree it is ignorant to think MD is better than DO, BUT in today's paranoid society your average Joe or Jane doesn't know the difference and if given a choice between DO and MD, they would choose the MD. there was actually an interesting survey done on this and form what I remember the average person looked at the MD tag.

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    i don't believe in their ....

    Quote Originally Posted by kimiwadare
    I assume people go abroad for medical school because they are not accepted by U.S. schools. However, some Osteopathic D.O. schools seem to report lower average GPA/MCAT of their students than some of the schools abraod, and I assume D.O. schools are not much more difficult to get in than the schools abroad. Do people still choose to go abroad even if they were accepted by a D.O. school in the U.S.? maybe they didn't consider D.O. at all? perhaps because they would rahter get a M.D. than a D.O.?

    Did you consider/apply to D.O.? I'm interested to find out...

    I don't believe in their philosophy and would never apply.

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    hmm

    can someone tell me the exact difference b/t MD and DO? I know somewhat, but not too clearly... is it DOs believe in more natural healing? or am I way off? Haven't gotten much sleep, stupid loans
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    What's a DO?

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetmia81
    can someone tell me the exact difference b/t MD and DO? I know somewhat, but not too clearly... is it DOs believe in more natural healing? or am I way off? Haven't gotten much sleep, stupid loans

    This should help.

    http://www.aoa-net.org/Consumers/whatdo01.htm

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