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    Which is better, IMD or DO?

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    So I am at a point where I have to really think about deciding where to go. I have been accepted to Ross for the September trismester, but I have also been invited for an interview at LECOM. Which is better? LECOM-florida is really new and I am worried about it, not to mention that ROSS sounds pretty decent. I want to go into small town or suburban internal/family medicine.

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    This debate has been re-hashed ad-nauseum in these forums. Do a search to find the relevent threads.
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    Go for the MD. That is what you always wanted, and now you have a great opportunity.

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    Thank you emt036-
    i found some very insightful information

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    Re: Which is better, IMD or DO?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmacvenn
    I want to go into small town or suburban internal/family medicine.
    MD all the way! If you go to Ross and do well, you can get a very good residency in FP or IM....and in the end, your white coat will read, "your name, MD" not "your name, DO". Which one do you really want? Go to Ross!

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    there are new med schools in the US? No way!

    i wonder what the anti-FMG's think about new osteopathic schools opening up.

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    So exactly how does this work now? Are new DO schools subject to the same scrutiny and uncertainty that is often associated with new foreign medical schools, or is there some type of a general standard that ensures automatic accreditation.

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    Are you in your right mind?

    If you were accepted to a real American D.O. program I really don't know if it's even an issue. It's true that ROSS is a well-established FOREIGN med school.Sure people have been successful after graduating.Nevertheless it is an alternative to its US counterparts. D.O. s are known to practice in just about every specialty that MD s do.Why would you want to subject yourself to living in a sh**thole like Dominica?Who in the year 2005 cares what it says after your name DO or MD? That is a real shallow thinking. Personnely I regret not even trying to apply to American schools, and going to Carib school as my first choice.Well, I am one of those "non-traditional" med students, with 2 advanced allied health degrees, and a load of clinical experience. If you like adventure, just go visit Dominica, and go to real US med (osteo) school.

    Good Luck

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    Re: Are you in your right mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by billydoc
    If you were accepted to a real American D.O. program I really don't know if it's even an issue. It's true that ROSS is a well-established FOREIGN med school.Sure people have been successful after graduating.Nevertheless it is an alternative to its US counterparts. D.O. s are known to practice in just about every specialty that MD s do.Why would you want to subject yourself to living in a sh**thole like Dominica?Who in the year 2005 cares what it says after your name DO or MD? That is a real shallow thinking. Personnely I regret not even trying to apply to American schools, and going to Carib school as my first choice.Well, I am one of those "non-traditional" med students, with 2 advanced allied health degrees, and a load of clinical experience. If you like adventure, just go visit Dominica, and go to real US med (osteo) school.

    Good Luck
    Go for the MD, its worth it!

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    Re: it's 2005 and people do care!!

    Quote Originally Posted by billydoc
    If you were accepted to a real American D.O. program I really don't know if it's even an issue. It's true that ROSS is a well-established FOREIGN med school.Sure people have been successful after graduating.Nevertheless it is an alternative to its US counterparts. D.O. s are known to practice in just about every specialty that MD s do.Why would you want to subject yourself to living in a sh**thole like Dominica?Who in the year 2005 cares what it says after your name DO or MD? That is a real shallow thinking. Personnely I regret not even trying to apply to American schools, and going to Carib school as my first choice.Well, I am one of those "non-traditional" med students, with 2 advanced allied health degrees, and a load of clinical experience. If you like adventure, just go visit Dominica, and go to real US med (osteo) school.

    Good Luck

    On two occasions I have witnessed two different patients asking "are you a medical doctor?" to DO residents and both patients requested to be seen by medical doctors! This occurs quite often but in most cases the DOs would answer "yeah, i'm a medical doctor' and the patients would oblige. Somtimes they would "accidently" write MD behind their signatures on patient notes too! In fact, patients are more receptive to medical students then they are to PAs, NPs, etc.. And yes, people do occasionally ask us where we go to medical school!!!! Doesn't mean much really, humans are curious creatures. ****___patel is right, it is better to be an MD than a DO, PAs, NPs, etc........

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