do admissions

  1. R

    DO Schools and Research Experience

    Hello! Sorry if this has been asked before. I haven't been able to find an answer to my question so I was hoping someone could answer it here. My question is: how important is research experience on applications to DO medical schools relative to MD schools? Do they put less emphasis on it? Does...
  2. Python Forever

    DO Questions - No US Bachelor's, Nontrad, etc.

    Posting this for a legit friend who doesn't really understand SDN or reddit for asking premed questions. A nontraditional friend of mine is from South Korea, and received both a bachelor's and Masters from a top Korean university. She tells me her uGPA was in the 3.2-3.3 range. No science...
  3. J

    DO School

    Hello everyone! I’m an undergraduate student in Canada, majoring in Biology. I’m really working hard towards getting into DO school in the states. I started off my first year of university, working my ass off and getting poor grades. I’m currently in the second term of my second year, and my...
  4. F

    LOR HELP

    Hi all, I am getting ready to submit my AACOMAS (late I know). I am still waiting on a letter from a DO who I shadowed extensively recently. However she recently had a family crisis and hasn't been getting back to me about the letter. I want to submit my app in the coming days. Is it possible...
  5. armoman898

    How to handle NO Biochemistry (but 2 semester of Orgo)

    I have taken Orgo 1 and 2 (8 credits). I did not take Biochem before I graduated :bang:. I'm a non-trad. On my AACOMAS primary, I selected "I'm not matching any course to this prerequisite" for Biochemistry, for the schools that require Biochem. I already submitted (9/12/18). I emailed a few...
  6. R

    PCOM biomedical sciences? what are my chances?

    I attached a screenshot of my current transcript with the grades I've earned so far. Obviously I'm not getting into medical school with these, although that is my ultimate goal. My cGPA is 2.88 and I know my sGPA is lower but I still have organic 1&2, physics 1&2, anatomy, virology, and calculus...
  7. G

    DO chances?

    Hi, so this may be a bit different since I am about to start junior year in undergrad. My gpa is 3.93. My main question is: as long as my gpa and mcat are solid (like 3.7+ gpa and hopefully 505-510 mcat at the very least), will I be able to get into DO schools with not much...
  8. F

    Should I apply or wait?

    is it worth me trying to apply with an MCAT of 492 or should I just wait and retake the mcat and apply next cycle? Do schools like to see reapplicants? Help
  9. W

    LECOM Erie vs. Bradenton?

    Which is better?
  10. F

    500 now - Retake in JULY for DO school?

    Hi all! I unfortunately received a 500 on my MCAT. I have a 3.5 cGPA and around 3.2 sGPA. I am not sure if I should plan for a retake on July 24 or just apply to DO schools with this score now. Is there any way I can apply with this score and then sent an updated one? I would really like to...
  11. P

    Rural Med School Reccomendations Wanted MD/DO

    I am looking to apply to MD or DO schools with strong rural medicine programs. Rural medicine is my passion and what I am looking to pursue. Little bit about me: MCAT 505, GPA 3.59, sGPA 3.46 female, white 100+ hours shadowing in providers in rural areas 4 years on student-run rural shadowing...
  12. A

    Low CARS

    Hi Everyone, I just got my MCAT results back and got a 504 (127/122/127/128). I am very worried that my low CARS score will prevent me from even being accepted by DO schools. I want nothing more than anything to get into medical school! Could someone give me some insight. I even heard schools...
  13. C

    DO School Stats

    Hi all, I'm trying to set up an excel sheet for myself so I can tell which DO programs I could realistically get into. I'm having trouble, however, as most of the schools' websites post the minimum GPA & MCAT scores needed to get in, not the average accepted scores. Does anyone know if there...
  14. I

    cgpa 3.35 sgpa 2.6 mcat 519 great ECs

    HELP! I have a very low science and cumulative gpa. im going to be honest there is not a trend present in my science grades, although I am ending on a strong note. Due to some personal commitments/issues I have to at least attempt to get into a program this cycle. My EC are pretty good, writer...
  15. yogidoc19

    School List Help!

    Thanks for the help everyone!
  16. justalittlestar

    DO Waitlist Support Group 2017-2018

    Saw an MD applicants support group and didn't want to hijack their thread. Figured this would be a nice place to vent and talk about WL movement for DO schools. This process is so stressful but at least you're not alone in it. I'm currently on PCOM WL and have been since early March. Hope we...
  17. StackOfTurtles

    How to improve my non-trad chances in 5 hrs a week?

    I'm 30, and in my fifth year of a PhD program in the humanities. I'm writing my dissertation, and I *should* be done in June 2019. Meanwhile, I'm taking my MCAT June 1 and will apply to med schools this summer -- my state school is my #1 choice, but I have a short list of 5 other institutions to...
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    DO WAMC (asking for a friend), 3.5 gpa, 500 mcat, Tx Resident

    Hi all, I am actually asking for my friend. What are her chances at DO schools? Could anyone also critique the school list? She is particularly interested in her chances at TCOM. Thanks! GPA: 3.55c, 3.45s MCAT: 500 Tx resident Research: 2.5 years (?) will update when confirmed Community...
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    DO WAMC? 3.18 cGPA, 3.09 sGPA, 506 MCAT

    Hi everyone, I will be a reapplicant to the DO cycle. What are my chances for matriculation for Sept 2019? US PR (reside in Illinois) 3.18 cGPA, 3.09 sGPA, 3.33 non-sGPA, 506 MCAT I do have an upwards trend in my GPA. Clinical Experience: Physician Shadowing at Hines, VA - went to rounds...
  20. F

    Masters or Postbacc for DO school?

    Hi all, sorry if this has already been posted before. I am interesting in going to DO school, but did not apply this cycle due to low stats (cGPA 3.4, sGPA 3.09, MCAT 500). In the year before I apply, I want to do either a post bacc or masters in order to increase my admissions chances. I also...
  21. PinkScrubsandWhiteCoats

    Help! I need advice

    Hi! So I know it's late in the cycle but I'm currently applying to DO schools and so far I've only applied to 2 schools and actually got an interview at RowanSOM (I'm super happy and ecstatic about that, its such an amazing school) but I wanted to know what other schools I could apply to. I...
  22. BigLadyBugBelly

    Possibly Retaking Orgo 2 Twice

    Hey all, I finished Orgo 2 the first time with a D during Spring, had summer break, and have retaken Orgo 2 this Fall. The semester is almost over and I'm concerned I may get a C-. I have an overall 3.55 gpa and 3.4 sgpa. I got a B in Orgo and the only other blemishes on my transcript are 2...
  23. R

    DO Late Admission for DO school advice

    Hey guys, I am having a really hard time trying to find any solid information on exactly how much longer the DO cycle is than the MD. It is well understood that September is pretty much the latest date to apply for an opportunity for MD school; however, I have not found anything that specific...
  24. Mister Significant

    Biomedical Master/DO School

    Are there any Biomedical Master programs that promise you a seat in the DO school affiliated with it if you achieve a certain threshold?
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    Please help... What are my chances? Low GPA, death in family, other significant factors

    Hi everyone, I'm considering medical school and have been for quite some time. My biggest inspiration has been my sister because of her own medical issues. I've persevered through almost every obstacle that has come my way and haven't given up despite my low GPA, etc. I would like to know if I...
  26. A

    Should I apply?

    Hello :) I am a senior graduating this December. I anticipate on taking the MCAT latest by March. Unfortunately, I goofed off a lot in college and did not take it seriously, and am at a 2.92 GPA (it should be a 3.0 by the end of this semester). I know this is a very low number and the...
  27. B

    MD & DO Realistically, what are my chances (506/3.82/low ECs)?

    My concern is my pretty subpar EC's. I graduated May 2015 with a GPA=3.82, science=3.88. I tutored for 2 years while going to school but that's about the extent of my work. Did a summer research gig between junior and senior year. Since graduating I worked as a home health aide since I was...
  28. BigLadyBugBelly

    3.6-.7 GPA Neuro/English double major school selection?

    Hey everyone! I want to get an idea for what MD/DO schools I could be eligible for and what I can do to improve my current standing. I'm a senior pre-med Neuroscience and English double-major at Georgia State University with an expected 3.6-3.7 cGPA and a 3.3-3.4 sGPA upon graduating. I'm a...
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    Debt?

    hi, I am an undergrad pre med student. I would like to stay in state if possible. There are two MD and two DO schools in my state. I was wondering, about the DO schools, what debt is like after graduation and residency and getting a career. They are more expensive than the MD schools here. Looks...
  30. ChandlerBing24

    DO DO School - What are my chances?

    Alright everyone, I would love for honest opinions and feedback. I would be applying to matriculate in 2019. I graduated with a 3.28cgpa/3.2sgpa with a 506 MCAT taken this June. Some of the things I did in college include: - 2 years of research with a poster presentation - 500 hours working as...
  31. W

    Which school is best? Overall ratings? Pros and cons?

    Hey guys. I have applied to Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM in Auburn, William Carey, and PCOM in Georgia. A little background: 3.8 GPA at Birmingham Southern College. Student athlete. Loads of observational hours in Cardiology, Pathology, General Surgery, Urology, Internal...
  32. M

    DO Honest chances as a DO applicant

    Ok let me just preface this by saying I know my MCAT score is low. I wish I had had time to retake it this cycle, but I didn't and I won't make excuses. But please take the time to actually see if the rest of my application makes a difference. Ok. So my cGPA is a 3.73. sGPA is about a 3.5. I...
  33. M

    DO Canadian non-trad, 2nd-bac

    I have two undergrad degrees, and I did poorly in my first one but did reasonably well in my second degree. Because I have so many credits, additional courses will do little to up my GPA, and I'm a little bit older too (30), so I'm slightly wary of doing a graduate degree. Would it be worth it...
  34. F

    Taking Pre-Med slow-married with 2 kids

    Hi All- looking for some feedback on my situation. I'm 28 and started premed about a year ago. I'm Married with two kids and work part-time as a cardiology practice manager/clinical assistant. I'm dead set on med school (preferably DO) but am worried that my slow pace of 2 courses a semester...
  35. B

    Do these count as BCPs??

    Would these classes be considered BCPs? I think most of them should be, but I'm not positive about all of them. 1. Human Brain & Disease-we learned about brain disorders, neurophysiology, and neuroanatomy 2. Neurobiology 3. Psychobiology-technically a psychology-department class, but we learned...
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    MD & DO Do I even have a shot? Please advise!

    I really want to go to medical school (MD or DO), but I graduated college close to 1.5 years ago with an atrocious GPA of 2.78 (without repeat grade replacement, 2.6...). I won't delve much into why this happened, but what it boils down to is that I was extremely depressed and completely gave up...
  37. W

    MD & DO 3.37/3.4/Not taken yet

    I retract my question
  38. chunkyfilms

    My General Chemistry 2 course covers some orgo?

    Hello SDN this is my very first post. I couldn't find an answer anywhere on on the site, but I remember looking up pre-reqs for for medical schools on the school websites and reading that one school did have an exception of some sort for this. I'm currently taking Gen Chem 2 and it includes...
  39. S

    ATSU of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Hi everyone, ------What are my chances at this school?? I am 24 years old, history major, biology minor. NJ resident. cGPA: 3.098 sGPA: 2.88 ** re-took all science courses after undergrad that I got a C/D/or F, and made sure they were all above Bs. The 2.88 is without the retakes! MCAT: 505 My...