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What is a good reason to go into DO as opposed to MD?

Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:12 am

What is a good reason to go into DO as opposed to MD?

Re: What is a good reason to go into DO as opposed to MD?

Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:54 am

The belief in non surgical treatment for illness and natural treatments.
DO's have a strong focus on nutrition as well.

Re: What is a good reason to go into DO as opposed to MD?

Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:51 pm

CaribMD:by CaribMD on Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:54 am
The belief in non surgical treatment for illness and natural treatments.
DO's have a strong focus on nutrition as well.


Thanks for your input. My rebuttals are:
1. Very few MDs are involved with surgery.
2. Although DOs focus on nutrition and natural remedies, this doesn't mean that MDs don't see the efficacy and value of a good diet.

Re: What is a good reason to go into DO as opposed to MD?

Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:25 pm

True, I'll be an MD and I know nutrition is important in over all good health.

Simply I cannot argue if one is better then another to be honest, some of this is individual and for some if they cannot get accepted into an MD school then DO is a good alternative to be a Physician.

Re: What is a good reason to go into DO as opposed to MD?

Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:21 pm

If you can't get into a MD school, but you can get into a DO school, then that's a good enough reason.