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    U.S. Osteopathic School or Ross??

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    I applied to a couple of Osteopathic Medical Schools in the U.S. and they are very interested in my application and their admissions advisors told me I have a very high chance of getting accepted.however, I am not very strong about going to Osteopathic school. What do you guys think about this??I am favoring Ross overseas over a U.S. osteopathic school..am I crazy as some of my friends say??or what?

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    hmm....

    well, if you're nuts welcome to the peanut gallery I guess, because I prefer Ross over a D.O. school.....pretty sure I'm not the only one, too.







    Ah, yes....and you may make your nasty comment(s) now, Rossloss.

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    me too.

    i, too, chose ross over a USDO school. if you do, you wont be alone.

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    Ross over Osteo..

    Don't worry. There are many people here who choose Ross over Osteo.. I personally would recommend that you go with what is in your heart. DO's are not looked badly upon in all areas. In my native Oklahoma, they are very disrespected. However, when I went to West Virginia, I found DO's to be highly respected. So, it's kind of like us. In some areas, as FMG's we'll be highly respected. In others, we get the shaft. It depends on how you feel.

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    Ross over DO

    Well, it was surprising to me when you said D.Os are more respected in West Virginia than in Oklahome.The trend is that D.Os are more accepted in the Wild West than the North or East.In fact, I heard you can change your D.O degree to MD in California after going through some lengthy process.but I am glad I am not the only crazy person around here..Go Ross.

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    Ross over D.O

    Just curious, daniel, were you accepted to any D.O schools and you refused to go or you just simply chose to apply to Ross over D.O schools?which schools were you thinking of?

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    D.O.

    just curious how many people that say they CHOOSE Ross over a D.O. school were actually ACCEPTED to an Osteopathic school.... ?

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    I can say that if I had gotten into a DO school I would have rather gone there than attend Ross.

    But I was waitlisted at one, and because of my horrible interview skills. I was rejected from a few others where I did manage to get an interview.

    DOs are more prominent in certain areas and things will be easier in numbers. ie because TCOM is in the DFW area, you'll find a lot more people know about osteopathic medicine but will find a lot of DOs practicing in the area.

    But areas of the country where you dont have a big prevalance of osteopathic doctors might be more difficult.

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    DO

    we have DO attendings at the university medical center i work at in chicago
    i think it is a big myth about the whole DO thing. why wouldn't you want to become a DO if accepted i personally believe people who have not worked in the medical field think there is this "war" between DO and MD as well as with IMG and USG. In the real work world (academics is different) people care about knowledge, diligence and efficiency. Being a US MD is not the end all. All MDs/DOs have to prove themselves regardless of what school you come from. Medicine is not just about sitting in Grand Rounds and discussing cases. One has to be able to efficiently sell themselves and their knowledge constantly to the nursing staff and the medical service they are assigned to.

    Basically through all of this mumbo jumbo, i did not once mention that the institution where you got your training defines how people will judge
    md or bust
    "Too many people let others stand in their way and don't go back for one more try."Hidden Content

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    .....

    Think about your future plans. If you do plan on specializing (ortho, radiology,etc...) go DO. DO's have their own residencies. I know a DO orthopedic surgeon who scored only in the 30th % on the COMLEX (DO version of step 1), yet got a DO ortho residency. Try getting an ACGME spot with Step 1 scores well below the mean; its not going to happen!

    That said, if your intent on primary care, it doesn't matter if you go Ross or DO. I plan on going into primary care. I could've gotten into DO school (based on my stats) but didn't bother applying. Why? Because I want MD after my name, not DO. Once you start residency no one cares where you went to school, but the letters follow you for the rest of your life. Plus my cousin is a Ross alum and is doing very well in residency. Maybe that sounds superficial, but I don't want people asking me "are you a chiropracter" for the rest of my life. Good luck in your decision.

    BTW, people who consider you crazy for going to Ross (idiots like RossLoss) would be served really well if they actually got to see Ross's sciences campus. If they did so, they would never make stupid assumptions about the quality of education here.

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