Originally Posted by Ahockey21
I have been pre-accepted into Nova Southeastern for Fall of 2013. I have yet to apply to other schools and am currently in the process of doing so.
With this pre-acceptance I can apply for the military HPSP program and pretty much guarantee my acceptence into that. If I wait the scholarship becomes more competitive.
I do not care what intials come after my name only that I have available every opportunity I would like to explore. I know DO's can do every MD does but what are my chances of getting specialties in surgical areas, interventional rad and card? If I choose Nova (which I really like) am I forfetting oppurtunites?
Also I am only 21 I could always do grad school or a 2nd bachelors and go to an MD school but I am excited for Nova and ready to be done with undergrad.
It sounds like you're not against having "DO" after your name. Of course it doesn't matter when it's time to start practicing, but you should make sure DO is what you really want. Try to create a list of pros/cons (like you actually started doing on the thread) for going to nova vs waiting for an MD acceptance. My one tidbit of advice is that the longer you wait, take more ugrad classes and aren't training to become a physician you are losing out on salary/time.
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