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Re: “ASU med school tuition: $52,000

Residency has little to no correlation to a candidates location. Medical school graduates apply through a national registry, with sequential 1st, 2nd, 3rd... Residencies of their choosing designated.

The people that didn't get a residency have most likely chosen a specialty and didn't get into the program. Radiology and plastic surgery are the most popular and the most difficult residencies to secure.

There are many GP residencies that go unfilled every year. Most are rural and inner city hospitals, which
is why advanced practicing nurses and physician assistants have made many strides in acceptance as GPs.

The politics of getting a residency is murky. Some schools look at your grades, school and graduating stature. Some look at your professors stature, your essay...

Arkansas needs GP residencies because we need them, not because of a school opened in Fort Smith and/or Jonesboro. The students come from all over, but they have to want to come.

By the way, Osteopaths go through the same residencies. The difference is their medical schooling has additional wholistic ( get the body to the point that it can heal itself) training. Instead of immediately prescribing a pill or scheduling a surgery for a symptom, the are supposed to find out the cause.

If you really want to know about Osteopathy and in general the way medical school and residencies work:

The forum section of the student doctor network is extremely informative.

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Posted by Damon Pace on 09/28/2014 at 4:33 PM
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