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22 March 2007 @ 07:58 pm
Unjust treatment for visiting osteopathic students  
I was just looking for another 4th year elective for next fall because my original planned location doens't take student during December and I stumbled upon Northwestern University's website. I clicked on the information for visiting students. There's a separate application for Osteopaths (I was kinda excited to see that). Read the application $100 application fee (a little pricey, but doable). Read a little further .... a $1000 (yes it's a thousand, not a typo) tuition fee for osteopathic students to do a rotation there. I find this to be very disturbing. But it sure is one way to not have them apply... make outrageous fees that you don't charge visiting students from allopathic programs to pay. I am not sure why they need $1000 per student to teach an osteopathic student. I am sorry but my education is not inferior and I bet I have more hands on time than most future MD's. Just my little vent for the evening. Back to the search of a December rotation....

If I had a little more energy at the moment I'd send the website to the AOA and make a fuss... maybe later
just in case you want to see the forms.. go here
Matt Shook: Strong Mad Surgeonmwshook on March 23rd, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
If you're looking for a DO-friendly rotation, my residency in Jacksonville, FL is 1/3 DO's and probably about half of our rotating students are in DO programs.

Allisonkaydgirl on March 23rd, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to pass it on to my friends interested in family med.

I have found lots of programs that are very DO friendly. But others not so much. For some reason it really just rubbed me the wrong way today.
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Allisonkaydgirl on March 23rd, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
Yeah it's annoying....

The downside about doing a DO residency is there aren't that many specialty spots available. I am not sure their research is up to par either.

The doctor I am working with this month was astonished that program still have bias against DO students. He was like your school is just the same, just with that manual stuff. He's so funny he can never remember what OMM/OMT is.