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What is a D.O.?

Most people consider “doctor” and “M.D.” to be synonymous, but many people don’t know that there are actually two pathways to becoming a physician in the United States; allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO). 312 more words


Why I chose to become a D.O.

     When I was a sophomore in high school, I competed on my school’s high kick and jazz dance team. After a fairly uneventful practice I felt a sharp pain shoot through my back as I went to pick up my bag. 938 more words


The Insidious Spectre - a short discourse on lower extremity stress fractures. (Part One)

The gradual onset of lower-extremity pain in runners is unfortunately often a scatter-gun approach in terms of differential diagnosis. In the case of fatigue bone injury, the sheer volume of symptoms and pain classifications to analyse can certainly prove laborious to identify early onset. 750 more words

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A slightly different route into Osteopathy

The year is 2012. Imagine if you will, a recalescent mile of concrete – enveloped by thick green shrubbery. A group of filthy, dishevelled men pound the burning pavement at redline pace, gasping for air in the greenhouse-like conditions. 515 more words

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PODCAST: An overview of current and future osteopathic medicine with Dr. Karen Nichols

Today’s podcast interview with Dr. Karen Nichols, focuses on osteopathic medicine and how osteopaths are different from traditional medical doctors. In the next 30 minutes Karen will talk to us about the whole person approach to osteopathic medicine, treatment and care. 309 more words

Healthcare The The Law

Dennis William Dobritt

Occupation: physician, researcher
Born: Detroit, July 13, 1953
BS magna cum laude, Western Michigan University, 1975
DO, Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine, 1981
Diplomate National Board Osteopathic Examiners, in anesthesiology and in pain management Am. 437 more words

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Interview Invite/Rejection Season

How it feels when a program you like sends you a “we will not be interviewing you” email:

Since the MSPE came out, I’ve received a wave of interview invites in my second specialty and a wave of rejections in my first specialty.  93 more words

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