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    DO and PA programs

    Hi Folks, I'm not here to ask pros/cons between DO vs PA (yes, theres tons of post on Med vs PA) So... I am looking to apply to BOTH DO & PA Programs. However, they both use the CAS Application Portal (AACOMAS CAS vs CASPA). I am wondering if programs can find out if I'm applying to the other...
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    AZCOM vs. KCU-Joplin

    I know these threads can be common but I have yet to see one that discusses the Joplin Campus Specifically. Both schools are solid academically as far as I can tell, so that wont be listed as a pro or con. Here is how the situation plays out for me: I am from California so AZCOM has the...
  3. ankle_bearer80

    I'm a first-year DO student, applying to MD programs.

    I am currently in my first year of DO school and I am applying to MD programs. Will this make me look bad to the MD schools? What should I say if asked to explain why I've chosen to do this? My GPA was 4.0 in undergrad and my MCAT was 507 the first time. The second time, I got a 515.
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    Advice? I want to quit the medical school part of the physician scientist training program I'm in.

    Background: I'm currently in a DO/PhD program. Did one year of grad school (Neuroscience PhD program, working on computational project) and now am in my first year of med school. I don't usually ask the internet for advice on my life, but I figured what the hell. I've been debating about...
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    Can't DOs just attend a AOA residency if they want to specialize?

    I may be a naive pre-med, but I have read a lot about how it is difficult to specialize if you go to a DO School because ACGME residences will automatically rank you below MD counterparts, even if you have higher board scores. BUT for DOs that would like to specialize, can't they just go to an...
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    LECOM Early Acceptance Program - Undergraduate Schools

    Hi everyone! I am currently about to start my senior year of high school and want to become a doctor. I am interested in the LECOM EAP and was suggesting what are some of the best Undergraduate affiliated schools in the program that offer the 8 year DO program. There are alot of options and I...
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    How do I get on the right path? DO desired, very, very non-traditional background

    I have searched and I have not found what I was looking for, please don't burn me!!!! Okay - a little bit of humor to crack open my question. I am looking for advice on how to get on the right path( or confirmation that I m already there, I guess) for making it to the application process for...
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    Million dollar question. What should I do?

    I know these types of questions are asked Millions of times on these websites but I just kind of wanted to tell my story and get some feedback. Be as brutal as needed, but have some facts behind it don't just say "you don't have a chance" then you just sound like a negative you know what...
  9. getfat

    Please help with Final School List

    Hey guys need a little bit of help finalizing my school list. Checked and nobody is a similar applicant to me. I am hesitant to apply to several schools because of possible regional bias but I need to apply as broadly as possible due to my stats. Post-bac Student from Florida (Received...
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    Early Decision and DO Applications

    Hi everyone, Anyone know if it is possible to submit an Early Decision Application to an MD program and also apply to several DO programs simultaneously? Thanks!
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    MD & DO Help por favor, Pre-Med+Med SDN community

    Here is my basic profile... -MA resident -Cumulative GPA: 3.60 (school=top 30) -Science GPA: 3.51 (2 W's, retook for A-'s) -MCAT: 27 (10-7-10), 508 (129-124-128-127), 516 (129-127-130-130) -Research: 12 months linguistics/cognitive neuroscience, 8 month neuropsych with poster presentation...
  12. HopefulDoc91

    is my GPA holding me back?

    I applied to medical school for this fall, all DO schools plus 2 MD schools in the Caribbean. I was accepted to the ones in the Caribbean, but I really want to be a DO. I've decided to turn down the acceptances and reapply to DO. My MCAT score was 496 (I'm already planning on retaking this)...
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    no direction

    I'm in my junior year of undergrad, with about a 2.7. I obviously messed up my college years but I have always wanted to become a doctor and was hoping to apply to DO schools and possibly the Caribbean. My ECs are pretty good and I have been scoring high on the MCAT and am taking it in June. The...
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    nontrad paramedic w bs bio, ms mgmt ... chances??

    I'm hoping for some candid advice.... I'm wondering the real chances of pursuing this undying medical field passion as a career ... or finding other ways to fulfill the physical passion. I'm a 33yr old single mom w an 11yr old son and 6yr old daughter. I had my son days before my senior year...
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    Army HPSP School Orders Question (DO/MPH)

    Hey I'm interested in a dual degree DO/MPH program at my school. The MPH classes would be taken during the summers of M0 and M1. However, I am an Army HPSP student, and I'm wondering whether the MPH classes during the M1 summer would qualify as "school orders" in order to satisfy the ADT...
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    Worse on 2nd MCAT

    Hi all, I have no idea how this happened but I did much worse on my second MCAT. I got a 503 on the first try and a 493 on the second. No idea how this happened as I was scoring better on practice exams, my only possible explanation is that I was mental exhaustion. I studied super hard for...
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    Which is better?

    I am currently a freshman in college, accepted into a 4+4 DO medical program, that doesn't require the MCAT. I was ecstatic at first but after doing a little bit more research, I noticed the affiliated medical school is ranked significantly low and I'm also not sure if Id want to do DO over MD...
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    Is an SMP for me?

    Long time lurker, first time poster! I was hoping for some advice. Graduated from a top 25 undergrad with a 3.46 ugpa/3.01 science gpa, 33 MCAT. I applied to ~30 MD schools this cycle and its not looking good currently. A little more about my app for reference: I worked through college which...
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    Gannon University and PCOM Accelerated Program

    Hello! I was accepted into Gannon University and PCOM's (3+4) year medical program. I was just wondering if there was anyone who went through the program and had any insight on what the program is like and whether or not it is worth it. Thanks, all comments are greatly appreciated!