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    I am weighing options and would sincerely appreciate if current SGU med students and SGU med grads would share whether they ever considered attending DO school in the United States and what factors lead you to select SGU over the DO med school option.

    After graduation I would like to practice in New York, Pa, or Mass.

    Thank you for taking the time to reply to my inquiry.

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    I didn't apply to any osteopathic schools prior to considering, applying to, or attending SGU. I had two reasons. The big or even huge first reason was that I don't subscribe the DO philosophy of health and medicine, I don't see OMM as a legitimate component of education within 4 years of medical school, etc. Many people will argue that the differences between MD and DO have been all but erased and osteopathic training is identical to allopathic training. If this is true then the distinction between DO and MD is absurd and all osteopathic schools should stop calling themselves that and start handing out MD degrees or all regular medical schools should start handing out DO degrees. The philosophical and intellectual dishonesty does not sit well with me and I would much rather choose the slightly tougher off-shore route than knowingly lie to myself or others.

    The smaller reason was the fact that while DOs are gaining more acceptance worldwide they are still much more restricted than MDs and I would like to have the freedom to practice medicine outside the US if I ever desired.

    If you've taken the time to research osteopathy and osteopathic schools, and find that it's aligned with your beliefs and values regarding medicine... or if you simply don't give a rat's gluteus maximus about all that and just want to get a diploma that will let you get a residency and practice medicine in the US... then DO is definitely and undoubtedly the better route to go.

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    no one uses OMM, if I would have known that I could have become any type of doctor as a DO I would have picked DO and matched at a better program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianJoo View Post
    no one uses OMM, if I would have known that I could have become any type of doctor as a DO I would have picked DO and matched at a better program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrenetic View Post
    I didn't apply to any osteopathic schools prior to considering, applying to, or attending SGU. I had two reasons. The big or even huge first reason was that I don't subscribe the DO philosophy of health and medicine, I don't see OMM as a legitimate component of education within 4 years of medical school, etc. Many people will argue that the differences between MD and DO have been all but erased and osteopathic training is identical to allopathic training. If this is true then the distinction between DO and MD is absurd and all osteopathic schools should stop calling themselves that and start handing out MD degrees or all regular medical schools should start handing out DO degrees. The philosophical and intellectual dishonesty does not sit well with me and I would much rather choose the slightly tougher off-shore route than knowingly lie to myself or others.

    The smaller reason was the fact that while DOs are gaining more acceptance worldwide they are still much more restricted than MDs and I would like to have the freedom to practice medicine outside the US if I ever desired.

    If you've taken the time to research osteopathy and osteopathic schools, and find that it's aligned with your beliefs and values regarding medicine... or if you simply don't give a rat's gluteus maximus about all that and just want to get a diploma that will let you get a residency and practice medicine in the US... then DO is definitely and undoubtedly the better route to go.
    You have taken the words out of my mouth. Though my disagreement with them is more intellectual than philosophical. DO =/= MD. If it were, then they would be called MD :P Then again, if the destination, as opposed to the route, is more important to you, then DO would be your answer.

    In the end though these are OUR reasons, you must find your own reason and make your own decision.

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