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**Fourth Year Advice**

Now that I’ve matched I decided to compile a bunch of general advice that I’ve gathered from the past year. A lot of it is from my own experience (and the mistakes I’ve made). 2,117 more words

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COMLEX Level 1 Study Plan

Now that I’ve gotten into the swing of things and settled into studying for my classes and studying for boards simultaneously, I thought I’d come to you guys and share with you what my plan is for COMLEX Level 1 (Osteopathic medical students take a specific national board exam called COMLEX. 447 more words

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Should I take USMLE Step 1?

What is the USMLE? COMLEX?

All United States medical students are required to pass a three-step examination for medical licensure. Allopathic (MD) students are required to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) whereas Osteopathic (DO) students are required to take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX). 1,403 more words

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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

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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

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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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