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Re: Re:

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 4:10 pm
by TriagePreMed
CaribMD wrote:
I'm doing a Surgery Clerkship MD program, the new Chief is a 5th year DO and one of the Attendings is a DO, no matter what premeds throw around in the real world things are different then you would think.

MD and DO are 100% equals

I'm not trying to argue DO's are inferior doctors, but they are perceived so by many people. Go into DO forums at other places and you'll see always a story here and there about "discouraging" MD's. Not too long ago I read one about an MD saying that DO's went to fake medical school. Another one said he saw the DO feeling like an outsider to other residents. The stigma is there. Just because a DO can become successful and there are people out there that don't discriminate them, it doesn't mean the discrimination has disappeared completely. I also don't like how DO's try to actively portray themselves as "better" because of the "whole patient" thing, while still expecting to be treated equally and get into MD programs.

Re: Re:

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 6:05 pm
by CaribMD
TriagePreMed wrote:
CaribMD wrote:
I'm doing a Surgery Clerkship MD program, the new Chief is a 5th year DO and one of the Attendings is a DO, no matter what premeds throw around in the real world things are different then you would think.

MD and DO are 100% equals

I'm not trying to argue DO's are inferior doctors, but they are perceived so by many people. Go into DO forums at other places and you'll see always a story here and there about "discouraging" MD's. Not too long ago I read one about an MD saying that DO's went to fake medical school. Another one said he saw the DO feeling like an outsider to other residents. The stigma is there. Just because a DO can become successful and there are people out there that don't discriminate them, it doesn't mean the discrimination has disappeared completely. I also don't like how DO's try to actively portray themselves as "better" because of the "whole patient" thing, while still expecting to be treated equally and get into MD programs.

Yes, the problem to be honest is idiots still become doctors, just because some people have no common sense and act so unintelligent, does not mean the stigma is true, For a DO to be in a MD residency they have to pass the USMLE just like MD's. Since medicine is evidence based, whats the evidence that a DO is substandard in anyway? There is none. This is more like prejudice talk and its wrong and unprofessional.

Re: MD vs DO salary

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:57 pm
by AL_emt
What? :?

Re: MD vs DO salary

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:13 pm
by CaribMD
AL_emt wrote:What? :?

I do not think English is the first language :?:

Re: MD vs DO salary

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:24 am
by TriagePreMed
I just want to add that I said in this thread that I wouldn't do DO anymore and want to retract that. I shouldn't let some bad apples ruin my perception of the entire profession.