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DMU-COM Discussion Thread 2011-2012

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by ShyRem, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. Didierdrogba

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  2. Badgers326

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    I was scanning the DMU calendar and it looks like they are going to be doing interviews on Mondays and Thursdays starting Sept. 1st.

    I would look for interview invites in early August because they usually give you an invite a month in advance.
  3. doingit9

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    Thanks for the heads up!
  4. zooboy827

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    Can anyone who received an email stating their DO letter didn't meet the requirements speak to this? I just got the complete email today too, so I'm hoping that means my LOR from a DO met the requirements.
  5. drgioiadds

    drgioiadds DDS c/o 2002; DO c/o 2016

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    You are fine then, they will let you know if it doesn't meet the requirement. If that is the case, the DO who wrote your letter will just have to email an adjunct. Its no big deal.
  6. zooboy827

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    Thanks for the info. I know I am extra paranoid about things because it's tough not to be during the application process. Now, I just need to focus on relaxing a little and hoping for an interview invite.
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    I guess the fastrack interviews are out...
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  8. stefspets

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    I got an interview invitation today! This is my first one, I am excited!

    Good luck to you all, I'm sure we'll be hearing more news soon. :)
  9. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    congrats. way jealous.
  10. Donnie1310

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    Fast track interview invite! This was a big surprise, I didn't even know they did this...
  11. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    What is the fast track?
  12. Donnie1310

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    If it only encompasses similar cases to mine, they invite you for an interview after reading your AACOMAS before your file is complete. My secondary is in, just not my letters.

    You still have to have your file complete before the interview though, so it's not like we're getting out of anything.
  13. byuhusker

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    Fast track invite too!! Sweetness :) First invite feels great!
  14. RavensGal

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    Interview invite!!! although I'm pretty sure Im complete so I guess its not fast track... now I just need to pick a day....
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    Congrats to all of those receiving interviews, it has to be exciting!
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    Did it not mention fasTrack in the email? I thought they didn't sent out regular interview invites until later, whether your packet is complete or not.

    I wonder what their criteria is for fasTrack. I have a 2.990 GPA and was surprised to get an interview invite at all. I got a fasTrack interview and scheduled for Sept 1st :D
  17. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    When were you guys verified in AACOMAS? And what are some of your stats? I know its early but I am really hopiing for this school. 3:68 c and 3.71 s with a MCAT of 28Q.
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    2.99 C | 3.64 S | 30M MCAT

    It probably helps that I took a few years off of school, and then went back and finished with a 4.0 my last two semesters. I've also worked as a CNA for 6 years and and have done some overseas medical missionary trips and tons of other volunteer and leadership experiences (student government, Eagle Scout, supervisor at my current job, church leadership and volunteer roles, etc).

    Also, I had everything submitted to AACOMAS about an hour after it opened up for submissions on June 1st. I had everything already filled out in May.
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  19. Donnie1310

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    3.81 cGPA, 3.7 sGPA, 32R MCAT. I was verified June 9th.
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    No it didnt say fast track. Ive been complete since a few weeks ago though.
    3.77 28Q. anyone interviewing on the 9th??
  21. stefspets

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    You can see my stats in my MD apps. I was verified 6/6, sent the secondary 7/5 and was just complete yesterday. Got the interview invite today.

    I signed up for the 9/15 interview date. I decided not to do one around labor day weekend and the flights looked a little better around 9/15.

    I met someone from admissions out in AZ at some pre-health fair; super nice lady. I talked to her for a long time and she is a big part of me applying here. I'll have to look and see if she gave me her card, I don't remember her name at the moment...
  22. Donnie1310

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    I signed up for 16th.
  23. gbmd15

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    Interview invite also! Super excited, love this school.

    Not that it matters (because I am stoked that I am interviewing at all), but the FasTrack thing seems pretty random. I have a 3.9/30 and my invite was just regular... maybe FasTrack wasn't necessary because I was already complete but I thought that those were based strictly on stats.

    Congrats to everyone!
  24. Didierdrogba

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    FrkyBgStok, when was your AACOMAS verified, and when did you turn in your secondary application to DMU??

    I think I might be in a similar boat
  25. texastaco

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    got an interview too
    scheduled sept2
    good luck everyone!!!! :)
  26. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    verified 7/5 complete at DMU 7/13. It is awesome everyone is getting interviews. Hopefully I am right behind you guys. Just gotta cross my fingers. Good luck to everyone else.
  27. drgioiadds

    drgioiadds DDS c/o 2002; DO c/o 2016

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    I am in the same boat as you, we have to remember its really early. Last year I was unfamiliar with this process and I applied really late (complete) in March and ended up with 2 interviews, 2 wait lists. Hang in there, I'm sure more invites will go out soon.:thumbup::xf:
  28. Didierdrogba

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    I was complete on the 13th as well. Geez.... so jealous of those who already got interviews!!! congrats and good luck
  29. zooboy827

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    It looks like interview notices went out Thursday (maybe Friday) last week. Maybe another round will go out this Thursday? :banana:
  30. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    i flippin hope so. getting super anxious and super excited for DMU.
  31. mtmed

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    Fast track interview, but my LORs aren't in yet... 3.7s 3.7c 33Q
  32. Polo423

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    Damn you guys are interviewing on the 9th?? I'm starting school here on the 8th and I'm already going to be seeing the next class walking around....crazy.

    If anyone has any questions about DMU and interviewing and such feel free to PM me.
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    I think they mean Sept. 9th, so we'll have a month before next years class starts interviewing.

    I just picked up my laptop today. Very nice :)

    Good luck everyone!!
  34. byuhusker

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    I'm interviewing the 2nd of September. Looking forward to it!
  35. jdood88

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    I just received a secondary from DMU and I'm having trouble deciding when I should submit it. As of now, my stats are as follows:

    cGPA: 3.67
    sGPA: 3.50
    MCAT: 22R

    I know my MCAT is well below DMUs average, which is why I'm retaking it September 8th.

    My question is this: Do you think I should wait to take my second MCAT, see how I scored in October, and then send my secondary in? Or should I just send in my secondary as is right now, because interviews and spots fill up pretty fast?

    Both have their advantages and disadvantages and I'm not really sure what to do. Any advice would help!

    Thanks!
  36. Prncssbuttercup

    Prncssbuttercup Established Member -- OMSIII

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    To the people with interview invites: When were you verified in AACOMAS and when did you submit your secondary? I am curious if I'm way behind... I was verified w/MCAT 6/23 and submitted secondary 7/9...
  37. FrkyBgStok

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    Worry not. The only people with interviews are the fast track people.
  38. byuhusker

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    Yeah my interview was fastrack. So I got an invite before my secondary was in. Good luck to all!
  39. gbmd15

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    AMCAS: submitted June 1, verified June 16th
    DMU: Secondary app on July 5th, complete notice on the 20th, interview invite on the 21st.

    Not fast-track.
  40. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    You must have fast track stats. At least that is what I am telling myself because I am hoping really hard for an interview from DMU and I was complete before you.
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  41. stefspets

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    I was verified 6/6, submitted secondary 7/5, complete 7/20, interview invite 7/21.
  42. Prncssbuttercup

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    I was complete on 7/15. I don't have superb stats, but we'll see...
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    Congrats to everyone who got interviews. I'm still waiting for freaking AACOMAS to verify my app. They got my last transcript at the beginning of July. I hate that they are taking so long. DMU looks awesome and I would love to go there. How long did it take for you guys to get verified?
  44. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016

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    when i wake up in the early afternoon (i work nights) i immediately grab my phone to check my e-mail. Would love to hear from DMU.
  45. luvofgod

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    Haha, I do this too...although it seems as though you're in a better position than me just by looking at your profile... :) Good luck!

  46. cwaranch

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    Submitted the secondary today. 3.75 gpa 24 mcat. Retook 7/16 so i dont have my new score yet.
  47. DrWily

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    I got straight up rejected from DMU this morning. Received an email saying I'm not qualified for a Secondary.

    CA Resident, 3.14 cGPA, 2.96 sGPA (strong upward curve with ~3.5gpa last two years), 33Q.

    First Rejection of the cycle. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    At least it's early enough to enroll in undergrad in the fall. My guess is you need to improve that sGPA big time. Maybe retake your science classes to wipe out whatever it dragging it down. Someone who got a 33 on the MCAT is certainly capable of acing undergrad sciences ;)
  49. DrWily

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    Yea I was just immature during that time of my life. I've gotten many other secondaries this cycle so I'm still hopeful. I think DMU must have an auto-cut off at 3.0 gpa which sucks because I would have had it except that AACOMAS counts college courses taken during high school (which I don't agree with).

    Going to retake some classes this fall while still praying for interviews/acceptances!
  50. TwoBits

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    On the secondary, did anyone actually write in the "Anything else you'd like us to know" comment box? Feel like I should use every opportunity given to me to explain why I should be selected, but on the other hand, I don't want to force anything. Maybe I'll write what my plans are for this upcoming year.

    Thanks

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