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Weekly Weigh-in: Choosing Your Path to Medicine

Welcome to PDr’s Weekly Weigh-in! Each week, we ask medical students and physicians to weigh in on some of our most frequently asked pre-med questions. This week’s question: What other career paths did you consider besides medicine? Or, what other programs (such as PA) did you research before choosing your path to medicine and what factors affected your decision? Evan Laveman, DGSOM ...

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Should I Apply to DO schools?

Should I Apply to DO schools?

More and more medical school applicants are choosing to apply to and enroll in osteopathic medical schools. In the past 6 years, osteopathic medical school enrollment has been steadily increasing from 14,409 in 2007 to 20,663 in 2012. As awareness about osteopathic medicine grows, not only are patients becoming more comfortable with the idea of being treated by an osteopathic ...

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Boards as an Osteopathic Student – COMLEX vs USMLE

The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) is the osteopathic equivalent to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) for allopathic students. Osteopathic students are placed into a unique position when it comes time to take boards. All osteopathic students must complete the COMLEX levels 1, 2, and eventually 3 in order to receive licensure as a D.O. However, osteopathic ...

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Is M.D. Better Than D.O.?

Is M.D. Better Than D.O.?

In a society where television is dominated by medical dramas, everybody should be familiar with the term “M.D.” An M.D. degree is conferred to someone who is fully trained to practice medicine; a person with an M.D. degree can be trusted to treat illnesses and to often save lives. But did you know that there are two types of doctors ...

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What Does DO Mean?

What Does DO Mean?

A lot of those who want to go into medicine believe that you need to chase after the coveted M.D. degree. After all, it is the degree of doctors on House, Grey’s Anatomy, and every other doctor drama. However, did you know there is another degree that will grant you the same scope of practice as a MD? Yep, it’s ...

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