Academic IM as a DO

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by DrWhozits, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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    That's a pretty daft comparison tbh. OMM is a 2 year block and biostats is 2 weeks long. The time requirement is not comparable.
     
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  3. Lexdiamondz

    Lexdiamondz 5+ Year Member

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    Pet peeve of mine, but can we not use Voodoo as a euphemism for things that are nonsense/not based in fact? It's an actual culture and religion with thousands of years of history.

    We wouldn't use Judaism or Catholicism in such a way, so please, let's respect the cultures and traditions of others.

    My apologies for distracting from the topic of this thread.
     
  4. DrfluffyMD

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    Just fyi biostat is a topic you are responsible for in the radiology board exam.
     
  5. DrWhozits

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    Sooooo anywayyyy.........
     
  6. Robotfishbrain

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    No, but I am saying that MDs feel that they take extra courses that will not matter to them, just as a majority of DO's feel about OMM. I was listing examples from the allo thread that complained about schools wasting student's precious time with these courses.
     
  7. Robotfishbrain

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    I understand that and I believe this conversation has gone way off course. We were debating MD vs DO free time during the school year. Go take it up with the MD students complaining about it.
     
  8. firstaidforever

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    Academic IM absolutely needs pubs. In this cycle, my friends with mid-230s and pubs matched better than the ones with 240s and 0 pubs.

    Keep in mind, being on one project with a poster + abstract + paper = 3 on eras already. Sprinkle in 2 case reports through m3 and you're very solid.
     
  9. DrWhozits

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    I'm currently working on a project now that will be a 1st author if I can get to the publishing step. Are you in MS3 right now?
     
  10. IslandStyle808

    IslandStyle808 Akuma residency or bust! 2+ Year Member

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    You're correct, I apologize for using this African religion in my outburst. The use of certain terms by US society kind of makes you forget what it really means. So I will try to be more exact with my words in the future.
     
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  11. Lexdiamondz

    Lexdiamondz 5+ Year Member

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    It's cool man, no worries
     
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  12. AFNI_User

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    Not to comment on the Duke, UNC, Vandy's of the world. But can anyone comment on the the tier below? Emory, MUSC, etc?
    Stats; Step1=252, GPA= 3.95 preclinical, class rank 6th/160, 5 pubs, 1 poster, 1 presentation. Staring down the start of M3 hoping good clinical grades, a couple case reports, can be enough as a DO student?
     
  13. DrfluffyMD

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    There are two kind of academic programs in my opinion. The first kind will not take you no matter what your stat is, the second kind will take you.

    Just go to the website of the program and see if they got DOs. If they have DOs, should be the later.
     
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  14. AlmadeDr

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    If you are enthusiastic about a program, it's worth applying. There's no generalizable magic formula about who will offer a particular DO an interview. Who knows, you might get one. Just don't feel like it is a personal affront if you don't get an interview and make sure you have safety programs too

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  15. AFNI_User

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    Thanks for the thoughts! Fingers crossed
     
  16. Robotfishbrain

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    Nope.
     
  17. IslandStyle808

    IslandStyle808 Akuma residency or bust! 2+ Year Member

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    I would rather do bio stats for 2 years than do OMM...
     
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  18. W19

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    We don't even do biostats for 2 years. It was a total 7-hr class at my school...
     
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  19. polylux

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    I'm planning on doing this research myself, but is there any chance someone has looked into what academic programs in the northeast are DO-friendly and attainable for a 253 step w/ a few posters and case reports and could share their findings?
     
  20. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Youll get the best answer posting this in the What are my chances stick in the Internal Medicine subforum.


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  21. polylux

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    Good idea, thanks!
     
  22. dfib slim

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    Georgetown, GW, UMass, Dartmouth, just to name a few.
     
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