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    RobotJim is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Better than D.O.?

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    Should attending one of the big 4 still be considered only after exhausting all US possiblities? I have been hearing buzz around the ever so credible, pre-med community that having a D.O. degree is less valuable than an M.D. even if it is from an offshore institution. This is opposite to what I believe but it would be nice to hear what you guys/gals think.

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    THE power of an M.D.

    I would personally go to either ROSS or St. George and get an M.D. over any D.O. school, you have to realize, that once your a D.O. , your stuck of being D.O. for the rest of your lifeeeeeeeee. Alot patients are not stupid, and know that D.O. degree is below an M.D. degree. SO even if you get an M.D. degree from outside the USA, you will be an M.D. in the eyes of everyone, no matter where you go to school. If you belive in the D.O. approach than go for it and stay in the USA (if that means alot to you). Again , this issue is widely debated, with everyone holding their own opinion. You asked for what we think----- and this is what i think. Goodluck which ever you choose.

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    Unbelievable. In know way shape or form a D.O less than an M.D.


    A D.O operated on my brother this summer after his nasal cavity partially collapsed due to a football training accident! Ear, Nose & Throat at Dunlap Community Hospital

    I would suggest going D.O over Carib M.D

    In the end, just study smart, and do the best that you can do in your situation.



    Quote Originally Posted by MDwantbe View Post
    I would personally go to either ROSS or St. George and get an M.D. over any D.O. school, you have to realize, that once your a D.O. , your stuck of being D.O. for the rest of your lifeeeeeeeee. Alot patients are not stupid, and know that D.O. degree is below an M.D. degree. SO even if you get an M.D. degree from outside the USA, you will be an M.D. in the eyes of everyone, no matter where you go to school. If you belive in the D.O. approach than go for it and stay in the USA (if that means alot to you). Again , this issue is widely debated, with everyone holding their own opinion. You asked for what we think----- and this is what i think. Goodluck which ever you choose.
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    I got accepted to every DO school I applied to, but I choose to come here. I want to be a doctor, and for as long as I could remember and almost for about 90% of the population, that means M.D.! sorry D.O.s. Don't get me wrong, it will probably be easier for you to get a competitive residency or any residency for that matter, and your life will be a lot easier in terms of getting a guarantee instead of the HUGE GAMBLE of carib med school, but at the end, I think the gamble pays off. but ask me in 10 yrs and maybe I'll have a different answer. also, a factor that played a small part, if I ever want to practice anywhere outside of the US, the DOs are out of luck. you never know where life may lead you.

    just my 2 cents...

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    I wanted to be a DO, and in fact I still would rather be a DO than be down here. It has nothing to do with the school. I just prefer the DO style to the MD. I see a DO, as does most of my family. My dad used goes to an OMM clinic, and that this the only way he can get rid of hip/backpain, and the MDs can't do thing for him. It really comes down to what you want to do. If you do DO, you will have to do the extra OMM classes, which will take up extra time you do not have to do in MD, plus you need a letter from a DO to apply. I know this has been challenging for some people I know who were going to use the DO as a backup choice. I would just base it on what you would rather know, and if you think DO would be interesting, then go for that. Again, I know a lot of DOs that do not even use the OMM...

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    MD all the way...I am currently in a D.O. school (Nova Southeastern University in FL) and I will be attending Ross next semester. D.O. is good in its own way, but it comes down to personal preference and believe it or not MD's have a slight advantage over DO's just simply based on reputation. One of the major factors that changed my mind about DO is the fact that they are not recognized world wide...I love the good ole USA but don't plan on being here for the rest of my life so had to make a change.

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    DO residency

    Bottom line, can you get a residency? There are numerous DO residencies that go unfilled each year. DO graduates are gobbling up MD residencies but MD's are not allowed to take DO residencies.

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    It's your choice......neither is any better than the other....don't believe the hype....D.O's do everything that MD's do and more.....if i had the chance to do D.O over carib i would.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by med etudiant View Post
    Unbelievable. In know way shape or form a D.O less than an M.D.


    A D.O operated on my brother this summer after his nasal cavity partially collapsed due to a football training accident! Ear, Nose & Throat at Dunlap Community Hospital

    I would suggest going D.O over Carib M.D

    In the end, just study smart, and do the best that you can do in your situation.

    I think u meant to write "no" instead of "know".

    Are you kidding me, you cant compare an M.D. with a D.O. degree in terms of reputation, i volunteered at many hospitals (literally manyyy) and i heard what nurses and patients had to say about D.Os. WHEN they were compared with M.Ds, you dont want know what they said about D.O. (and they are doing D.O. bec of this and this, they are not smart , can't trust them, i dont want be treated by D.O. and on and on-- i heard all--thats why i'm saying this to you)

    Dont get me wrong there is nothing wrong with being an D.O. After all you have a better shot at residency compared with carib M.D. (but still depends on academics) but u will carry that name for the rest of your life. however, the bottom line , is that ur still a doc, so dont worry, but to say that a D.O. is equal to an M.D. is not true in the real world in terms of what the majority thinks. Patients (and nurses and other staff members, volunteers) know that these doc are D.O. bec they couldn't become an M.D.s, but when your an M.D. , ur an M.D. no matter where you went to school, its the degree where talking about here, not the school. Just having The DEGREE OF AN M.D. IS ENOUGH TO SHED DOUBTS ON EVERYTHING.

    If you want become a D.O. , go ahead and do it, and goodluck to u,----- i on the otHER hand, I will become AN M.D. (((the power of M.D. ))).

    Ill be very VERY very proud to walk down a hospital hallway with a ID pinned to my white coller saying i'm an M.D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDwantbe View Post
    I think u meant to write "no" instead of "know".

    Are you kidding me, you cant compare an M.D. with a D.O. degree in terms of reputation, i volunteered at many hospitals (literally manyyy) and i heard what nurses and patients had to say about D.Os. WHEN they were compared with M.Ds, you dont want know what they said about D.O. (and they are doing D.O. bec of this and this, they are not smart , can't trust them, i dont want be treated by D.O. and on and on-- i heard all--thats why i'm saying this to you)

    Dont get me wrong there is nothing wrong with being an D.O. After all you have a better shot at residency compared with carib M.D. (but still depends on academics) but u will carry that name for the rest of your life. however, the bottom line , is that ur still a doc, so dont worry, but to say that a D.O. is equal to an M.D. is not true in the real world in terms of what the majority thinks. Patients (and nurses and other staff members, volunteers) know that these doc are D.O. bec they couldn't become an M.D.s, but when your an M.D. , ur an M.D. no matter where you went to school, its the degree where talking about here, not the school. Just having The DEGREE OF AN M.D. IS ENOUGH TO SHED DOUBTS ON EVERYTHING.

    If you want become a D.O. , go ahead and do it, and goodluck to u,----- i on the otHER hand, I will become AN M.D. (((the power of M.D. ))).

    Ill be very VERY very proud to walk down a hospital hallway with a ID pinned to my white coller saying i'm an M.D.

    No way! All the DO's I work with have completed residencies and are board certified in their specialties. I don't believe you can tell them apart from a board certified MD. No difference at all. My personal opinion which isn't worth much is that you should go to a U.S. DO school before a foreign medical school. However, if you plan on working in another country besides the USA, the DO is not recognized!

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