d.o.

  1. Lnotoran

    Post-back or 2nd bachelors?

    So I graduated from Arizona State with a 3.0 as a Business Communication major in 2013, having completed 6 internships and steadily raised my GPA. Worked at some top PR and marketing firms, encountered major health problems, which inspired me to change my career. Was accepted into Loyola’s...
  2. S

    Professional transcript entry question

    I paid for professional transcript entry through AACOMAS and from what I understood, I had to submit my application to a school before my coursework would be entered onto my application. I have submitted my application today and now I am paranoid that I was supposed to do something else so that...
  3. B

    Should I retake the MCAT? 512 (127,128,128,129) and 3.42 cGPA, 3.20 sGPA

    Hello all, I recently took the MCAT for the first time and I am wondering if I should retake it/what are my chances of getting in? I got a 512 (127,128,128,129). My cGPA is 3.42 with a strong upward trend (3.14 first year, 3.83 last year) My sGPA is 3.20 with a strong upward trend (2.7 first...
  4. DerArzt321

    WAMC D.O. 3.34cGPA 3.09sGAP 503 MCAT

    WAMC? D.O. underdawg / considering podiatry. 3.34 cGPA (3.6 from degree-granting institutions) 3.09 sGPA (3.45 from degree-granting institutions) 503 MCAT (127/125/124 (CARS)/127); retaking for a shot at 510+ in June; confident I can get at least a 505. Story: Long-time lurker on SDN. MI...
  5. S

    Research as DO?

    I've applied to NYITCOM, but have some questions regarding research. I have a couple questions maybe someone can give me some insight. I want to be a DO neurosurgeon, and also research. Is it possible to research as a DO without a PhD? Forgive me if this question has been asked before. I would...
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    Low gpa MD/DO list

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  7. vs_95

    PCOM DO/PhD (Questions about program)

    Hello everyone! I was invited to PCOM to take part in their DO/PhD interview. This seems like a really exciting opportunity. However, there's some questions I have that I'm not able to find online. Hoping to get insight from anyone else who has good knowledge about this program! 1. How does...
  8. T

    Are D.O. students disadvantaged on USMLE?

    Hi guys. I'm sorry because I can't find information that addresses this exact question. 1. Do you guys feel that if a DO student decides to study for both the USMLE as well as COMLEX that they are at some kind of disadvantage over someone who only had to study for the USMLE or only for the...
  9. T

    Chances? Texas, 89%tile MCAT? Non-Traditional. GPA turnaround

    Hello everyone. I'm very grateful for the SDNers. I hope to support the forum financially one day. Please extend me your advice. Me: I'm about 30 years old. White American. Texas resident. Had a financially secure upbringing. Somewhat lazy in my early 20's, now more focused. I get along well...
  10. Potentia Virtus

    MD Alternatives

    First, stats: 3.4x C/S GPA. 519 MCAT. Lots of paid healthcare experience. 250+ nonmedical volunteer. 150+ medical volunteer. 1+ year research, no pubs. I applied everywhere early, most of my secondaries complete mid July. I am aware that it's early still, but I haven't received the love from...
  11. AspiringDoc955

    Please need advice about my chances: 501 MCAT 3.92 cGPA 3.88 sGPA

    As the title says, I would really appreciate if someone could give me advice if I should retake the MCAT to get into D.O. schools or if anyone on here has gotten accepted into an osteopathic school with similar stats. - My MCAT came back today with a 501 (128/121/127/125). The CARS score...
  12. bdavis23

    VCOM post bacc vs. LECOM post bacc vs. RVU MSBS vs UIWSOM MSBS vs Heritage MAMS

    Hey guys, I'm just struggling to decide which D.O. post bacc program is best. Ideally, I want to be in medical school next fall. I applied late in the cycle this year and just interviewed at UIWSOM in March and was waitlisted. Sgpa is 3.0 cgpa is 3.2 and MCAT 500. I have extensive research...
  13. keepontruckin04

    4 Time Reapplicant (Canadian) Finally Accepted to M.D. School

    Who I Am: Canadian 4 time re-applicant to U.S. M.D. schools. I received 8 interview invites, attended 7 interviews, was accepted to 5 D.O. schools and 1 M.D. school thus far. I am waiting to hear back from 1 M.D. school. First generation to have obtained a bachelor’s degree; the only one in my...
  14. O

    2016-2017 Osteopathic Ophthalmology Interview Dates

    A new thread for DO programs. Good luck everyone! LECOMT/St John's Episcopal Hospital Program (email 10/18): 11/30
  15. sumfreshaer

    Submit or wait for recommendation?

    So I know many D.O. schools (esp. the ones I'm applying to) look very favorably upon D.O. LORs. I've contacted two D.O.s to shadow in the next few weeks and I'll ultimately ask for a LOR from each. If they're kind, they'll likely understand my position and be willing to write a last second LOR...
  16. K

    DO suggestions, 510 MCAT, 3.43 cGPA, 3.5 sGPA, Canadian

    Hey everyone, I've been trying to make a list of DO schools to apply to in the US. I am a Canadian citizen, 22 yr old, South Asian origin. No luck yet. MCAT: 510, 127 (PCS), 125 (CARS), 130 (BS), 128 (Psych and Soc) Planning on retaking in July cGPA: 3.43 after 4 yrs from University of...
  17. A

    Is doing MAVNI during medical school a good idea in a long term?

    Hi, I am a fourth year pre-med student currently applying to DO medical school this year. My GPA is not superb (3.65) but I did a lot of EC activities (more than 500 hours of clinical experience, > 100 hrs of shadowing, drug discovery lab research presentation at conference, disability study...
  18. A

    Army Is doing a MAVNI progarm during medical school a good idea in long term?

    I am a fourth year pre-med student currently applying to DO medical school this year. My GPA is not superb (3.65) but I did a lot of EC activities (more than 500 hours of clinical experience, > 100 hrs of shadowing, drug discovery lab research presentation at conference, disability study...
  19. FreeRadicals

    If you were offered a seat at...

    If you were offered a seat at NYITCOM (7 year B.S./D.O.) would you take it? ( I am currently a high-school senior that was accepted here and debating whether I should go or not) Requirements to remain in the program and then precede to NYIT's School of Osteopathic Medicine: -Maintain 3.6 GPA...
  20. D.O. OMM boob

    DO/MBA joint and FM/OMM vs NMM/OMM for residency

    I hope to be accepted to and complete a 5 year DO/MBA joint program. I want to do this so that after my residency (either FM/OMM or NMM/OMM) I can open up a private practice confidently and start performing OMT on patients. FM/OMM is a total of 4 years (1 year internship) while NMM/OMM is a...
  21. DantheManimal

    Need advice on what to do if I don't get in

    So this is my first cycle applying. Non trad, late applicant (complete Nov., secondaries all done by Jan. 1), only applied to DO. So far received 1 preinterview hold (AZCOM) and 3 interviews. All 10 schools sent me a II. Of the interviews, I have one rejection (WesternU COMP), one wait list...
  22. DantheManimal

    What route should I take?

    So this is my first cycle applying. Non trad, late applicant (complete Nov., secondaries all done by Jan. 1), only applied to DO. So far received 1 preinterview hold (AZCOM) and 3 interviews. All 10 schools gave me a II. Of the interviews, I have one rejection (WesternU COMP), one wait list...
  23. DantheManimal

    Need some potbacc smp msms advice

    So this is my first cycle applying. Non trad, late applicant (complete Nov., secondaries all done by Jan. 1), only applied to DO. So far received 1 preinterview hold (AZCOM) and 3 interviews. All 10 schools gave me a II. Of the interviews, I have one rejection (WesternU COMP), one wait list...
  24. Jesse2490

    Create D.O. School List/What are my odds?

    Hello I am posting this to get a feel of what I can expect in the coming year. I am applying exclusively to D.O. schools and I would like help choosing schools that are a better fit for me. My Stats: GPA Overall: 3.82 Science GPA: 3.71 MCAT: 499 Shadowing: 40 hours w/ a neurosurgeon...
  25. T

    Army HPSP as a D.O.: USMLE?

    Hey there, SDN. I am an OMS-I in the Army's HPSP. Every Army HPSP OMS-II I have spoken to at my school has decided against taking the USMLE. I have heard that the Army only looks at your COMLEX score if you are in a osteopathic medical school. Would any 2nd-4th year HPSP future osteopaths care...
  26. K

    Kinesiology or Biochemistry for Pre-Physiatry?

    Hello you guys! I'm relatively new to this form so please bear with me :bear: I am a Freshman at my university and I am a Kinesiology major. I was originally pre-Physical therapy, but after some soul searching I believe my true passion lies in becoming a physician, specifically PM&R. I am unsure...
  27. K

    Reapplicant HPSP

    Hello all, I recently got accepted to a D.O. school (Campbell), and I went ahead and applied to the Navy HPSP. I found out today that I was not selected by the Navy. The Lieutenant that was processing my documents noted that I can reapply after 6 months (or sooner if there is significant change...