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Archive for April 2013

Should We Even Have a DO Degree?

I just did a web search for “why go to a DO school” 
The top two results that I received: 
– Reapply or go to DO school?
– Why are Osteopathic medical schools treated like the plague
 
I’m sure you could do “MD vs DO” too and get similar results.
 
In the interview that I had with ATSU KCOM, I asked what they thought about this general philosopy of “my grades aren’t good enough for an MD school, I should just go to a DO school instead.” Their response” 

A little disappointment actually, because the curriculum is the same, so it’s not any easier than any med schools out there. But I do feel a little disappointment, and I even interviewed a kid the other day that iterated to that. He said, “Well my dad, who is a physician, said, ‘Your grades aren’t good enough, try a D.O. school.'”

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Ten Tips for Successfully Starting your Intern Year

Congratulations you Matched!…Now What?

The third thursday in March, known as Match Day, has come and gone. Thousands of 4th year medical students around the United States have opened their envelopes and learned where they will be spending the next three to seven years of their lives. Hopefully you are one of the many students who smiled, shouted with excitement, or shed tears of relief and joy. The long journey of the residency application process has ended, and graduation is fast approaching. Soon, you will receive your diploma and take the Hippocratic Oath; with those words you will become a physician. And as the era of your time as a medical student ends, a new era will begin – your residency.

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Interview with the National Health Service Corps

Interview with the National Health Service Corps

Medical school is expensive. There are no two ways about it. Fortunately there are scholarships available. We already covered the Air Force HPSP scholarship in session 18. For this session, we are talking with the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) from the US. Department of Health & Human Services.
 
Authorized in 1974, the NHSC was created to address the shortage of primary care physicians, especially in rural America.

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