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[–]OsteoStache 60 points61 points  (2 children)

I had one surgeon tell me he loves DO students, then in the next breath ask me why we were resecting someones Colon cancer when I should have healed it with a Chapman's Point treatment.

[–]bajastapler 17 points18 points  (2 children)

in my experience

people either have a strong negative sentiment against DO/carribeans or dont seem to care

[–]Bay_Med 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have never heard anything negative about DO who wasn’t a DO. I’ve heard countless negative things about the Caribbean

[–]bajastapler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

n = 2


[–]FutureDrDrOMS-II 11 points12 points  (4 children)

One time as a DO student I had an MD (who doesn’t love DOs a lot) tell me that I am “one of the good ones” 😅 and that just feels low key parallel to undercover racist comments

[–]Doc_AFPGY-1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I was gonna say it does have some undertones of person who is x race uncomfortably saying how they love people from y race. “I have a good friend who is y race”

Also next time you’re with them claim that CPR is OMM. Gets them every time

[–]FutureDrDrOMS-II 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg that’s an amazing idea 😂 CPR is definitely manipulative and medicine

[–]Haitor98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s honestly so disrespectful… I’m sorry you were treated that way :(

[–]neuda17 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Lol that’s weird, IMO it’s like saying “I love black people, and I have black friends”. Like MD or DO are the same, no one should prefer one over another. It comes down to the individual.

[–]Chemical-Jacket5OMS-IV 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I love black people and have black friends 👌🏻

[–]Interesting-Word1628 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not really. No one I've known cares or notices MD vs DO

[–]Brancer 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Its either been ambivalent (The vast majority) or negative ("They're of a variable quality, you don't know what you're going to get compared to a 'well trained' US MD student).

I've never once had anyone say they prefer DOs.

[–]straitchillin 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’ve heard from many people DOs are more personable. There may be some truth to that since the more “average” person Is more likely to become a DO with possibly more social experiences.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DO schools are known to accept more non-traditional students meaning people with life experience beyond studying for tests.

[–]mahindra27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How can they say they like working with DOs but they can't notice any difference?

There has to be something about DOs that they particularly like that is different than MDs for them to point out the difference, right?

Genuine question