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Difference Between DO and MD Plastic Surgeons?

Dear Doctors,

Can you explain the difference between a D.O. & an M.D.? Amount of schooling, training, how long do they attend school to get their diplomas?

How do they get certified in Plastic surgery? Just trying to understand. Thanks.

Doctor Answers 1

MD and the DO training process.

A DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathy. They attend Osteopathic Colleges and graduate wtih a DO degree.

An MD stands for Medical Doctor. They attend Medical School and graduate with a MD degree.

There is some controversy in discussing other aspects of the differences between the two disciplines and their fundamental beliefs in the disease process.


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