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Answered 2008-09-14 01:57:16

Yes, DOs are in school for the same amount of years as MDs are and even take more classes in learning how to better diagnose their patients.

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Is a naturopathic doctor the same as a DO?

No, DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, which is equivalent to an MD, which stands for Doctor of Medicine. Both DOs and MDs are medical physicians. However, a naturopathic doctor is not really a licensed medical physician like a DO or MD.


Is there a difference between an MD and a DO?

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What is the difference between an OD and an MD?

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How many medical schools offer MD degree?

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What does do stand for after a medical doctor's name?

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine In US meets the same criteria as a regular MD.


Does the abbreviation DO - doctor of osteopathic medicine - mean that the medical professional is also a medical doctor able to practice medicine or an academic doctor?

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Is a DO or MD better?

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Can a osteopathic doctor admit a patient to a hospital?

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Is psychiatry a medical degree?

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Is osteopathic DO school harder then European medical MD school?

They are identical.


Who earns more a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or a MD?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctors of Medicine make the same amount of money for the same job. What really determines salary is which medical field you decide to go into.


Osteopathic stands for what?

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Are DOs as smart as MDs NPs or PAs?

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What type of degree is an MD?

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What qualifications do you need to be a doctor?

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What is a MD or OD degree?

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Why doesn't an osteopathic physician have an MD degree since he is a doctor who practices medicine?

The MD and DO degrees are earned after graduate education at a medical school. Since MDs go to a allopathic medical school they earn a MD degree, while osteopathic physicians go to a osteopathic medical school and earn a DO, which is a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. The MD and DO degrees are equivalent doctoral degrees, both of which are recognizable for licensure as a physician/surgeon. One can compare this concept to the fact that there are also equivalent degrees in other fields: Dentistry: DDS and DMD are the two doctoral degrees recognized for licensure as a dentist. Veterinary Medicine: DVM and VMD are the two degrees recognized.


What does a MD and a do stand for?

Medical director or Medical doctor. Doctor of Osteopathy.


Can an osteopathic physician become an MD?

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Does a medical doctor hold a Ph.D?

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