Osteopathic school to Residency

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Osteopathic school to Residency

Postby unknown4ever » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:52 am

How many osteopathic med students actually get seats in allopathic residencies for general surgery or internal med?
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Re: Osteopathic school to Residency

Postby OlufunshoBY » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:17 pm

that's a tough one to answer. if u are an osteopathic students and want an allopathic spots u will get it if u really want it with good grades.

The NMRP match might be the right source to answer this question. Its not a simple answer of numbers. It all depends on individual preferences
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Re: Osteopathic school to Residency

Postby xuan » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:27 pm

Do you need to take USMLE exams in order to apply for allopathic residency ?
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Re: Osteopathic school to Residency

Postby AChartrand » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:55 pm

It really depends. I would reccomend it. If you are planning on trying to get in to the more competiive residencies such as surgery, then yes. Not all require it though. the COMPLEX exams usually suffice as to my knowledge.
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Re: Osteopathic school to Residency

Postby OlufunshoBY » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:38 am

Agree with above. For a rough guidiance, surgery, radiology, derm, ortho, plastic, neurosurg, anesth etc. These programs are competitive, if u are a DO student applying to allopathic programs, u will almost always have to take USMLE to get shot. COMLEX to these programs is as good as USMLE to Osteopathic program.

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