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    Are Doctors of Podiatric Medicine considered to be MDs? Also, can a DPM degree holder obtain an MD residency after graduation, in a specialization like orthopedic surgery or anesthesiology or are they limited to podiatric medicine only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stookie
    Are Doctors of Podiatric Medicine considered to be MDs? Also, can a DPM degree holder obtain an MD residency after graduation, in a specialization like orthopedic surgery or anesthesiology or are they limited to podiatric medicine only?
    A DPM is not considered a MD. DPM's are limited to podiatric medicine. Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by stookie
    Are Doctors of Podiatric Medicine considered to be MDs? Also, can a DPM degree holder obtain an MD residency after graduation, in a specialization like orthopedic surgery or anesthesiology or are they limited to podiatric medicine only?
    In different states they have different rights to practice. In some states they can only do the feet, in others they can do ankles....in Alaska they can also do fingers for some reason. But they are limited in what they make in many ways.
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    some Dentist are eligible for residencies.
    Like top 5% and obtain MD as well

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    oral surgeons

    Quote Originally Posted by kukudoss
    some Dentist are eligible for residencies.
    Like top 5% and obtain MD as well
    currently nearly 50% of oral surgeons doing residencies are in joint MD programs but must do medical school classes,etc. Regular dentists don't get MD degrees
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    Quote Originally Posted by azskeptic
    currently nearly 50% of oral surgeons doing residencies are in joint MD programs but must do medical school classes,etc. Regular dentists don't get MD degrees
    regular dentists are DDS (doctor dental services) whereas many oral surgeons are DMD (dental medical doctor) and its usually those like azskeptic said that do a dual degree, not DDS
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23
    regular dentists are DDS (doctor dental services) whereas many oral surgeons are DMD (dental medical doctor) and its usually those like azskeptic said that do a dual degree, not DDS
    actually the 2 degrees are used but the difference is the residency.

    here is a typical oral medicine residency program

    MEDICAL ORAL MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY PROGRAM (MOMS)
    D.D.S. or D.M.D. graduates are eligible to apply to this educational program designed to lead to the awarding of the M.D. degree. All accepted candidates must pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. Program information and application instructions can be obtained by contacting the
    Medical Admissions Office or the School of Dental Medicine at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
    112 Squire Hall, Buffalo,
    NY 14214-3008,
    (716) 829-2722.


    The program is a long one and most DDS/DMD/MDs end up doing plastic surgery,etc.

    The old time oral surgeons are not happy about the ability of the 'young' to get the MD degree going through the same residencies that they went through before MD's became available to them and over 47 of them have got the 'md' degrees from UHSA-Antigua Read about it at:

    http://www.dentalwatch.org/edu/uhsa.html
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    Wow, I'm just curious as to why in Alasky a podiatrist is able to "do fingers"? And is there any reason why there are feet doctors but no hand doctors per se? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTH
    Wow, I'm just curious as to why in Alasky a podiatrist is able to "do fingers"? And is there any reason why there are feet doctors but no hand doctors per se? Just curious.
    hand doctors are usually plastic surgeons MD's. It has been a while since I read the article but think it related to wart removal only and also in rural areas DPMs were allowed to stitch up hands in the absence of other medical staff. I remember the article as being different..ha ha.....

    Hand doctors (plastic surgeons) are high earners. I have a friend who is married to an MD/PHD who is in a residency right now.
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