Does an osteopathic doctor have to complete a residency after the 12 month internship?

can they just start practicing finally how much would they make?

technically they can but no one would hire you. Everyone needs to complete a residency.



  • technically they can but no one would hire you. Everyone needs to complete a residency.References : medical student

  • Basically, if an MD has to do it, so does a DO–residency, boards etc. You need to complete the residency unless you are doing medical research or something. Anything where you can see patients-you need the residency.References :

  • It used to be you could do so, and sit for the board examinations after being in practice for a number of years, but that practice was discontinued, I believe in the 1980’s. Since board certification is pretty much mandatory if you want to get credentialed to practice anywhere or to get hired, the answer is essentially no, though I don’t know if would actually be illegal to.References : Dr.


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