i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
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|1 week 4 days ago||I would put it this way: Ease||
I would put it this way:
Ease of post-graduation life: US MD > US DO > Carib or International MD
Personalize the other factors like cost, location, curriculum, interest in research, and your personal "feel" of the school when you go and interview. I chose a less "prestigeous" DO school vs a prominent one because I felt it was a place that would provide a great support system. I have no way of knowing whether or not my future has been negatively altered in some way as a result of this decision, but so far I'm very pleased with my decision to pick a school based on those factors.
Med school is becoming more competitive every year. Make sure you know you want to do it and get ready for the ride!
|1 week 4 days ago||If you have the choice, and||
If you have the choice, and you have a strong passion for an extremely competitive program like ortho, choose an MD school. It IS more likely just due to sheer numbers of residencies and perhaps a number of other factors. If you live and want to practice in a place like Michigan, Florida, Arizona, or Pennsylvania, these are considered "DO friendly" states. i.e. they have many current DOs working in the state as well as prominent DO programs. They have ACGME residency programs with many DOs as attendings and as residents. In a state like California...not so much.
Location matters. Academic center vs. Community hospital programs matter. If you're looking at a residency at UCLA medical center in orthopedic surgery, a DO degree would probably eliminate you.
Remember though, there are 141 or so MD schools compared to 30 DO schools. So if theres 650 MD students matching in ortho, there's prob 5X that applying to that as compared to a DO applying to that program. So that also will skew the statistics. DOs going into a competitive need to be smart and resourceful in how and where they apply. The thing is, I'd really say that for MDs as well.
Btw they just opened a new DO ortho residency program in MI.
|1 week 4 days ago||Tai does that include AOA||
Tai does that include AOA match? If not then one of the guys at my school was one of the 3 to match in neurosurgery! Lol
|1 week 4 days ago||Essentially, it's hard to get||
Essentially, it's hard to get into neurosurgery as a DO and an MD! I have family in Anesthesia, gen surgery, PMR, Rads, ENT, and EM. Most DOs do internal med or family but so do most MDs just based on the amount of open slots per year. I hope that helps answer your question a bit.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not a program director||
I'm not a program director but as a DO student as well as in a family of many DOs (and MDs), DOs are not at more of a disadvantage than MDs at getting competitive specialties. For example, DOs have their own residency programs through the AOA that (for now) only DOs can apply to. So if there are say 100 surgical AOA residencies, then a DO competes for those 100 slots plus any surgical residencies with the GME. If you are interested in a large academic research center, you'd better be the best DO in your class, take both COMLEX and USMLE, and have all the important qualifications to sniff a chance. I believe a DO was taken recently for Mayo Derm which is one of the most exclusive programs in the country. If you want to specialize in a competitive specialty as a DO, you have to get all the same competitive scores that an MD would. And btw there will be a residency merger soon so I really don't know how that will change the game but I have heard the odd docs out will be the Carib MD med students, not the DOs. But who knows at this point it's just speculation.
|1 week 4 days ago||Dare I advise you to venture||
Dare I advise you to venture thorugh the SDN forum: http://forums.studentdoctor.net You can search for advice on application process, and connect with current medical students all across the land! It was a useful albeit big time-wasting resource that helped me a lot in applying. Also if you have a health professions advisor on campus, ask them for help on the basic stuff. They might not have a ton of knowledge about specific programs, but they can help you throughout the daunting application process. Good luck to you!
|1 week 4 days ago||I should've put a caveat in||
I should've put a caveat in there that it is a very good school and you're right about the patient population allowing for great clinical experience. However, if you've never heard anything bad I question how many Wayne students you know! lol I'm only speaking from the 30-40 friends and classmates who have attended or are currently in the program now compared to my friends at other schools with more updated curriculums.
|1 week 4 days ago||C'mon man nothing douchey||
C'mon man nothing douchey about pulling out First Aid 1st year ;D As you said most of 1st year curruculum is useless trash, so it's a good resource to stay focused on most important material.
BTW: Good luck on boards! Coming up real quick!
|1 week 4 days ago||Everything Tai said but don't||
Everything Tai said but don't choose Wayne. LOL Wayne prepares you to be a great doctor, but it is a hellish and outdated curriculum. I have many classmates that go there/recently graduated and they have not changed their curruculum since like 1970 and it's very disadvantageous for students. While you may not be completely happy in any medical school, you can almost guarantee misery going there if overwhelming precedent holds. Do good on your MCAT (obvs), turn in your apps ASAP (rolling admissions). Have knowledgable people proofread your personal statement. I think honestly my PS is why I got interviews with pretty mediocre/below average stats.
In general, if you have options, really look into how curruclum is set up at that school and compare it to what you know as your ideal style of learning. I cannot stress this enough: you want to find the best place FOR YOU, not what US News and World reports. Also, I agree with Tai in that if you're torn between two programs, pick the cheaper one.
-(1st year DO student)
|1 week 4 days ago||If he doesn't have a good||
If he doesn't have a good steth, get him a customized LIttman Cardio stethoscope (there are a couple diferent versions but they are all very good). Those are considered one of the top brands but they are around $150-$200. Otherwise his favorite alcoholic beverage of choices is always welcome.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ya I'm thinking Max should||
Ya I'm thinking Max should get a 5th.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Spike gave no fucks right||
Spike gave no fucks right there.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Cmon Max get nasty there!||
Cmon Max get nasty there!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||LMAO! Derp!!!||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||We can't even rebound after a||
We can't even rebound after a damn free throw? Srsly?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||No answer for Dawson = we||
No answer for Dawson = we don't stand a chance.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||MAAR!!! Lightening!||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Damnit Dawson. F-ing box out!||
Damnit Dawson. F-ing box out!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Dude.||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||1) He's a junior and 2) was a||
1) He's a junior and 2) was a top 100 recruit. I would really hope he's better than the freshman bigs on our team.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Tom Izzo is seriously a dick.||
Tom Izzo is seriously a dick. "And we got beat here last year with a depleted team."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||These dorks are still||
These dorks are still slapping the floor? Yep still hate these guys.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||And why the hell are there so||
And why the hell are there so many MSU at our home game? Fair weather fans selling their tix to Sparties...salt on the wound.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This article is silly and||
This article is silly and superficial. Part of recruiting as a new coach is recruiting high school players but another factor is convincing and motivating current players to stick with the program even if the depth charts are shaken up a bit. So far he's done a good job recruiting our current players for the most part, so he gets a lot of credit there too at this point.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I really have little against||
I really have little against Lynch as a person and I don't think he's the "thug" or villian some try to make him out to be, however, I agree with Foote on this topic. I just think what does the NFL do if players or coaches are not required to be accessible to the media? What if Russel Wilson after the Super Bowl is emotional and doesn't want to give any statements after a tough loss? Worse, what if Tom Brady doesn't feel like talking to the media after a SB win? This is the entertainment industry which thrives off of media promotion. If you want to go play for a less popular league and less publicised league, go play Canadian or Arena football.
Sorry but Lynch is not above the law here and if all these stars have to face the lights after a loss or a scandal, this guy should answer a couple of dang questions. Nobody tells him what to say so he could just do what Bill Belichick does and give the most boring responses ever. If not, he should have to pay a price or restructure his contract.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Fun fact: Since August of||
Fun fact: Since August of 2013, no QB has passed for more than 2 TDs against the Seattle Seahawks. Tom Brady threw for 4 TDs tonight to 4 different receivers.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Multiple incidents? How you||
Multiple incidents? How you can even count deflategate an incident is pathetic with all of the rampant scandals around the league and the lack of proof of any intent (no their "reputation" is not proof they did anything intentionally). And you don't see how they could possibly be unfairly targeted for things that are routine practices around the league? That's the point...their succes is a target for teams that despite doing the same things just can't get it done themselves. You don't see how this could be the case?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||1) Not a dude :) 2) There was||
1) Not a dude :) 2) There was NO evidence they recorded walkthroughs. See my comment below.
Take the shield from your eyes and I think you'll see the facts do not justify the unfair perception of their success. It is equally detrimental to the game to accuse anyone who has success of cheating as it is to actually cheat. It was a bullshit witchunt for which they have served their time and paid up.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||There was no evidence they||
FACT: There was no evidence they taped walk-throughs. The newspaper (Boston Herald) that wrote the article stating they taped walkthroughs rescinded and apologized for that false allegation. There was no evidence they taped a walkthrough and the Herald should've been sued for libel.