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Subject: Can an anesthesiologist be a D.O. rather than an M.D.?

Date: Tue Oct 14 14:23:47 2003
Posted by Mark
Grade level: undergrad School: Michigan State University
City: East Lansing State/Province: MI Country: USA
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1066159427.Me

I am a freshman planning on applying to medical school in a couple years, and 
I was wondering if someone could help me answer this question. 

I hope to get into medical school, but if it so happens that I must go into 
osteopathic medicine instead, can I still become an anesthesiologist? I 
believe it is possible because I read a short article about this on their 
website, but it did not go into very much detail at all.  If it is possible, 
what are the differences between being a D.O. rather than an M.D. in this 
specific career?  I know the general differences between a D.O. and M.D., but 
not in specific cases such as this. I plan on applying to medical school and 
hopefully getting in, but with the extreme competition, I was wondering if 
this was another viable route in obtaining the career I would like.  

Thank you for your help, especially if you are already in the career field.  I 
have many questions about the issue, this is merely the most pertinent right 


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