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That's DOCTOR Voice of the NIght, Bitches!

I'm still not entirely convinced that I'm going to be woken up in a few minutes, but I got my first acceptance letter today.

I know you're going to do it, so I'll start "It's ONLY a D.O." And you know what, I might have felt that way too, but then I went to the school, and I fell in love with it. And I think it is exactly the right place for me. I get to do what I want to do, and it honestly doesn't matter to me what letters after my name say.

And while I try to never be directly rude to anyone here, I think I've earned this much:

To every single person on this board who told me I was crazy and that I couldn't do it, FUCK YOU!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10511/27/2012

CONGRATS!!!!!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 111/13/2012

Congratulations!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 211/13/2012

Yay! You rock, Dr. V.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 311/13/2012

Congrats; What's a D.O.?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 411/13/2012

Don't forget about us!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 511/13/2012

How is a DO different than an MD?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 611/13/2012

Congratulations! I thought a D.O. was pretty much the same as an M.D. At my HMO, I've had both as my primary care physician, and I didn't notice much differernce.

(Of course if you're referring to the porn star named D.O., that's another matter entirely.)

by The Voice of the Nightreply 711/13/2012

NOW WATCH SCOTT PILGRIM!!!!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 811/13/2012

[quote]How is a DO different than an MD?

It makes you slightly more defensive about your career. Sort of like when you go to William & Mary instead of UVA.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 911/13/2012

Congrats! I know a couple of D.O.'s and they had wonderful training. Enjoy your future adventures in medicine!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1011/13/2012

Which school? A top 25?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1111/13/2012

At most hospitals nowadays DOs, NPs, and PAs are all interchangeable stand-ins for MDs.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1211/13/2012

Congratulations, VotN!

My family doctor was a D.O., and I thought he was the best!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1311/13/2012

When can you start writing scrips?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1411/13/2012

In a more serious answer, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine is basically the same as an MD, but they tend to treat things a little more holistically. You still do all the same specialities and can compete for the same residencies, but they had a wrinkle with a touch-therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Most DOs don't actually use it in their practices though.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1511/13/2012

Congrats doc. Now get rich.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1611/13/2012

How cool is that? Congrats VotN!

Wow!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1711/13/2012

Perhaps most amazing is that you were also able to keep up General Hospital...and other extracurriculars.

Congratulations VotN

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1811/13/2012

Also, since I'll be eating, drinking, and sleeping this stuff for four years, those of you who've been trying to run me off will finally be rid of me come August. So, win, win.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 1911/13/2012

And in all seriousness, thanks for all the well-wishes.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2011/13/2012

YAY VON!!!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2111/13/2012

how about a do-over?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2211/13/2012

You'll always be our nutter.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2311/13/2012

Congrats!!!

Need an assistant?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2411/13/2012

"basically the same as an MD" and "pretty much the same as an MD" do not equal MD. OP deserves a round of applause for achieving a longheld goal, but calling him a doctor is a stretch.

Oh, and schools with great DO programs aren't your traditional top schools. For instance, Des Moines University has a great DO program, but it's a diploma mill as far as other disciplines are concerned.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2511/13/2012

That's great VotN! Are you finishing undergrad soon or are you a "nontraditional" (hate that word, haha) student?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2611/13/2012

Congratulations! You have a lot to be proud of. I use to be an admissions rep for a D.O. med school. It can be tough to get in. Are you going to one of the newer schools or one of the granddaddies?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2711/13/2012

So you.going to be . . . a chiropracter?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2811/13/2012

At my hospital we have DOs doing emergency medicine and radiology and other stuff.

Can you be a member of the AMA?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 2911/13/2012

Thanks for sharing the great news. Any discounts on hair transplants or face lifts?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3011/13/2012

You'll never make it, Justin.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3111/13/2012

Good for you, VOTN. I never understood the haters.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3211/13/2012

I refuse to see D Os. I demand an MD. You'll end up on the graveyard shift ih Harlem lookin up the asses of fat black women

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3311/13/2012

Congrats!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3411/13/2012

R28 = orthographically-challenged idiot

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3511/13/2012

Mazel Tov!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3611/13/2012

My osteopath was a huge help with my knee. My physiotherapist just kept plugging me in to machines which was no help. I needed manual therapy. Next time I hope to get a male osteopath ;-)

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3711/13/2012

R25 doesn't know what he's talking about. A practicing DO has the same responsibilities and capabilities as an MD and is in fact a doctor. That Forbes article was garbage as plenty of knowledgeable commentators already pointed out.

Congrats VotN, pursue your dreams and be successful. I doubt most of the people talking trash on here even have the first clue about what's needed to apply to medical school.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3811/13/2012

Uhmm, how much are you gonna charge? Are you going to try and BANKRUPT the whole country with your fancy pants letters and OBAMACARE???

by The Voice of the Nightreply 3911/13/2012

One of the best justified FUs I've read on DL. Congratulations. I assume you'll be hearing from other places.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4011/13/2012

I thought VoN was studying to be a legitimate M.D., not something quackish like osteopathy.

But, congratulations, I guess.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4111/13/2012

Is this school in the Carribean?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4211/13/2012

"To every single person on this board who told me I was crazy and that I couldn't do it, FUCK YOU!"

Have you really "done it" yet?

Sounds like you haven't even started.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4311/13/2012

Congratulations and all the best!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4411/13/2012

[quote]And while I try to never be directly rude to anyone here, I think I've earned this much:

[quote]To every single person on this board who told me I was crazy and that I couldn't do it, FUCK YOU!

VOTN, may I have these words for my inaugural speech in January?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4511/13/2012

Physician and Surgeon Voice of the Night!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4611/13/2012

Congratulations VOTN.

I prefer DOs to MDs, although my HMO does not allow its DOs to practice anything outside of the narrow confines of allopathy. I can tell my DO I'm exploring alternative treatments without getting "the look."

A friend and her husband were both DOs. After I was in a serious car wreck and had a head injury he gave me a series of treatments where he manipulated my skull. It was amazing how well that worked. By the time he was finished I was pain free.

My friend used to give me adjustments. She could tell when I needed one long before I did. They made a believer out of me.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4711/13/2012

Congratulations, OP! That's a huge accomplishment (as you know) -- best of luck to you.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4811/13/2012

An osteopath is a masseuse? Ugh.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 4911/13/2012

Yes, getting an acceptance letter is a huge accomplishments. I'll never forget MY first.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5011/13/2012

I'm really happy for Voice, but I don't get it. What is the difference in training and education for and MC versus a DO? Does an MD remain in school longer? Does a longer residency?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5111/13/2012

So DOs do chiropractic type things?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5211/13/2012

Good job!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5311/13/2012

Been lurking & posting here for nearly a decade VotN have always enjoyed your posts. One of the better longtimer posters here. Many congratulations and best wishes to you please keep us updated as you move towards your goal.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5411/13/2012

Yes, R54, along with practicing medicine like a traditional M.D. A D.O. can write prescriptions, for example.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5511/13/2012

I'm confused. You'll be starting med school? Or did you get a match with a residency program after completing med school? (sorry, but while I know VoTN, I guess I'm not up to speed on your schooling)

If you just got accepted into med school, dude, your hell is just beginning.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5611/13/2012

Well done, sir.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5711/13/2012

One of the best doctors I ever went to was a DO. I like doctors who do more than just push drugs.Unfortunately, I had to move out of the area.

Congrats VOTN, I've always liked your posts. and hope you can still find time to visit.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5811/13/2012

Good for you, Voice! Great comeback.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 5911/13/2012

Congrats, VOTN! All the best to you.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6011/13/2012

VOTN: Congratulations!

Just one thing: Please promise to keep posting here. You are one of the best and I always enjoy reading what you have to say. Don't leave us.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6111/13/2012

Bravo! I too hope that you will continue to post.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6211/13/2012

Congrats!! Mt partners best friend is a DO and is one of the top spinal surgeons in the country.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6311/13/2012

This is so cool! Congrats Dr. VOTN!!!!!!!!!!

This makes me feel happy.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6411/13/2012

Good work, VOTN. You must be exhausted. And it's just the beginning of a life of exhaustion. LOL!

I first heard about DOs because Sam Sheppard and his brothers and father were all DOs. I think he went so school in Los Angeles. He inspired my career choice - criminal law - which I guess isn't quite what he would have intended. But there you are.

I remember that he was also a surgeon so I knew they operated and it seemed everything was the same. Though IIRC they ran into some prejudice from the local medical community and when the tragedies struck there was quite a bit of schadenfreude as their successful family owned hospital suffered.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6511/13/2012

Congratulations, VOTN. You are a class act.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6611/14/2012

Congrats, VOTN. But I'll always be The Doctor.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6711/14/2012

Kudos, VotN.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6811/14/2012

congrats VON!!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 6911/14/2012

Congratulations VOTN. If we provide proof of being paid contributers on DL do we get an Eldergay discount:)?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7011/14/2012

Big Congrats to VOTN! One of the few that are still brave enough around here to authenticate and add a certain credibility behind the posts. Better not leave us!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7111/14/2012

YAY!! Well done!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7211/14/2012

So, since I'm going to be a New Yorker within the next year, at what point do I get to look down my nose at the flyovers?

Or am I just branded a hick for life?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7311/14/2012

Hooray for Dr VOTN - our own Dr McCoy!!!!

Or Dr Pulaski?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7411/14/2012

Congratulations. Getting into medical school is a big accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. However, you come across as fairly arrogant in these posts, and you may want to reign that in. Take it from someone who knows: there is NOTHING worse than an arrogant medical student.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7511/14/2012

PS: You are NOT a doctor yet.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7611/14/2012

Congrats; a wonderful accomplishment! I am so proud of a fellow DL-er! May I ask where you live, Votn?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7711/14/2012

Congrats Votn!!!! All the best for a successful career!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7811/14/2012

This thread isn't complete without VotN announcing his opening hours where Dataloungers can consult him about their ailments.

Congrats VotN btw.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 7911/14/2012

"Take it from someone who knows: there is NOTHING worse than an arrogant medical student"

Oh yes there is - an arrogant medical practitioner.

Several of whom have told me that I'm not a "proper" doctor...

Well, I'm not a physician, but do have an MA, MSc, PhD, and D.Div (and, hoo boy - that last one was a MISTAKE)

One of them, who I personally wouldn't trust to glue a page back into a book, wanted to ban "non-Doctors" from calling themselves "Doctor"...

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8011/14/2012

If a medical student is that arrogant before he even has his degree, how do you think he will behave once he's actually completed his training? With unending humility?

An arrogant medical student who calls himself doctor before he is one is a person to be avoided.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8111/14/2012

[quote}If a medical student is that arrogant before he even has his degree, how do you think he will behave once he's actually completed his training? With unending humility?

Sincere practitioners will learn much humility from the medical events that they will witness, will partake in, and that will befall them.

Or so I've heard.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8211/14/2012

Congrats Dr.VON

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8311/14/2012

r81 - But VotN isn't one of them - he's honestly documented his trials and tribble-ations (sorry!) many times...

He deserves his triumph...

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8411/14/2012

Finally. Someone to fill the void left by Jack Kavorkian.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8511/14/2012

Congrats and good luck, VotN!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8611/14/2012

And he can start with r85 - except it won't be voluntary...

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8711/14/2012

He already started with himself so maybe he's honed his skills.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8811/14/2012

Congratulations DOCTOR Voice!!!!! I am happy for you. Without you The DL would not be the same. :)

by The Voice of the Nightreply 8911/14/2012

[quote]To every single person on this board who told me I was crazy and that I couldn't do it, FUCK YOU!

To be fair, you haven't actually done it, yet, or even started doing it, so your detractors could still prove correct.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9011/14/2012

You are not a doctor.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9111/14/2012

I have both a primary care MD (a nice guy, well-versed in classical medicine) and a DO whom I consider a true healer. He went to the School of Osteopathy in Maine.

He's dealt with some pretty painful back/knee/musculo-skeletal issues I've had WITHOUT surgery (which my MD immediately recommended) and without a heavy dose of painkillers (which he will prescribe, but not overprescribe). He also trains and heals other health practitioners (bookmark the link below).

I think it's a wonderful practice, and wish you a great journey.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9211/14/2012

Sincere congratulations--well done!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9311/14/2012

Congrats, VOTN!!

I can't believe these idiots don't know what a D.O. is, when chances are good they've either 1) been to one already, or b) would rather go to one if given the choice between a D.O. and an M.D.

I only started college when I was 30, so I know what a challenge it can be to be in school when you're "older." And it's really much more of a triumph when you do it when you're "grown-up" and on your own.

And it also makes you wiser and more committed. As I know you are.

So celebrate now, but don't forget -- never let the bastards get you down.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9411/14/2012

Does my enlarged prostate make my ass look big?

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9511/14/2012

I wish someone would explain the difference between an MD and DO. Nothing anyone said has made any sense.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9611/14/2012

Could you write me a scrip for Vicodin. I've got this one huge hemmohroid.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9711/14/2012

"I am a Phoenix!"

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9811/27/2012

Great news and congrats, VOTN.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 9911/27/2012

Congrats honey

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10011/27/2012

How did I miss this? Congratulations, Dr. V!

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10111/27/2012

My doctor is a D.O. I used to love D.O.s because I thought they were more holistic than your average M.D.

Then my gall bladder nearly burst two weeks ago after my doctor downplayed my illness. I want to sue him. I will never go to a D.O. again.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10211/27/2012

Let's just check back in 1 year and see how you are getting on, Dr.Feelgood.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10311/27/2012

Here's a link ---

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10411/27/2012

You've heard of Dr. Pepper? Well, I'm Dr. Gorgeous.

by The Voice of the Nightreply 10511/27/2012
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