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    Should I Apply? DO Schools

    Do you recommend I apply this cycle? I hope to primarily apply to DO Schools, but maybe to some lower MD schools as well? My academic history is a bit shoddy, so I wanted to get some advice in order to determine if I should another year to solidify my transcript. Country/State of Residence...
  2. Sortie

    Senior, previously pre-dental, now pre-med: Do I stand a chance this upcoming cycle? (DO)

    I am a senior in college that was formerly pre-dental but I decided I want to be pre-med just this semester. I’m considering whether or not I should apply this upcoming admission cycle (And spend all the money that comes with applying) given my stats and background. Would you be able to tell me...
  3. A

    Non-Traditional> DO School or Perfusion?

    I'm at a crossroads and need help! I'm 27 years old (undergraduate degree in biosystems engineering), and have 5 years work experience as an engineer. Through a lot of soul searching, therapy, research, and volunteer/shadowing experience I know I want to go back to school to pursue a career in...
  4. D

    AOA/Merger - NRMP Step 1 Score Reporting

    3rd year DO student here, and am still on the fence about taking Step 1. Interested in FM residency. Does anyone know if it is required to report Step 1 scores on the NRMP residency application post merger completion? Previously there was still the AOA; therefore, ERAS application. Now it will...
  5. W

    Apply? Or sit this cycle out?

    Hey all, So I'm a re-applicant now. This cycle is coming to an end and I'm still post-II waitlisted at ATSU-AZ, but I'm not holding out on getting an acceptance. Final GPA (including post bacc) 3.23 cGPA 3.12 sGPA Post Bacc GPA (19 credits upper division science) 3.95 cGPA and sGPA MCAT: 507...
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    ATSU KCOM versus NYMC masters

    Hi guys. I am currently sitting on multiple acceptances to master's programs and am agonizing over which to choose. So far, I believe I've narrowed it down to ATSU KCOM or NYMC. I'm looking for a two year program with strong research opportunities, which I believe both programs offer. But other...
  7. W

    Unsure of next steps

    Hello all, Unfortunately, my cycle did not go as planned so far. I received 2 interviews (post II R and WL). Silence otherwise. I know my biggest red flag on my application was my GPA. I thought my post bacc of 19 credits (3.9) GPA would offset that concern, but I don't believe it did...
  8. R

    Low GPA, 2 MCAT attempts, aiming DO WAMC?

    I graduated from a UC school last June 2018, majored in Physiology and came out with a 3.43 cGPA and 3.21 sGPA, with an a steady upward trend throughout the 4 years (I started at a 2.92 my first quarter). I've taken the MCAT twice now, 1st attempt 504 (124/124/128/128) and 2nd attempt 507...
  9. D

    UIWSOM vs ATSU-SOMA

    Hello! After a rough cycle, I'm so happy to have been offered two seats. I would really appreciate if you could help me choose between these schools. Tuition doesn't matter to me-- I'm trying to focus on location, curriculum, and quality of life (their importances not in any kind of order)...
  10. P

    KCU-Joplin vs RVU-Utah

    I have been accepted to both medical schools and have until mid-January to put down a deposit KCU-Joplin Pros Less expensive tuition ($47,000) Less expensive cost of living. Husband and I could potentially live in a house rather than an apartment. Established school with a great reputation...
  11. EnzymaticFuture

    DO Application Timeline

    Hello everyone. Would a July MCAT still be considered early for DO schools? Also, can someone give me a brief timeline overview for an early DO school application cycle? Do we need to turn in our MCAT scores and LORs to be verified?
  12. F

    What are my chances of getting into a DO school?

    Hey all! So I have my first interview in two weeks and I am FREAKING out. Will you guys give me your honest opinion on my chances of getting in? Stats: GPA: 3.69/3.58 science MCAT: 501 (126,123,125,127) Major/Minor: Biomedical Sciences/ Chemistry and Spanish Research: Biochemistry...
  13. A

    Updating MCAT score

    I am in the process of applying, I haven't submitted my application yet, I want to retake the MCAT again as my third time, am I able to update my mcat score a couple months later after submitting my application?
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    School list help - Low GPA/okay MCAT

    Hey all! Need help with a school list. Got my Mcat score back today Final GPA (including post bacc) 3.23 cGPA 3.12 sGPA Post Bacc GPA (19 credits upper division science) 3.95 cGPA and sGPA MCAT: 507 (124 CARS) ECs: Volunteering at a women's shelter Feeding the homeless Shadowing Psych intern...
  16. examsandyams

    Question about Blacklisting

    So I didn't know if this qualified at a re-applicant question, but I thought it'd make most sense to post here. If a person were to submit 20 DO primaries, then choose to submit 15 secondaries, and then not get into any school, would he or she be blacklisted at the other 5 schools that the...
  17. examsandyams

    3.67 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA, 500 MCAT, Continue with DO app?

    As the title says, I have a 3.67 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA, and a 500 MCAT. I have a good amount of leadership activities, volunteering, hospital-related work, and a study abroad in Asia. I already submitted my primaries to a large number of DO schools, and I have about 80% of the secondary questions...
  18. E

    Take 2nd MCAT after application submission?

    Quick Background: I was a pre-PT student in UG. Gave up PT acceptance in 2016 to pursue med. 2016-2017 = pre-requiste 2017-2018 = advance postbac The Post bac (Fall'17-Spring'18) had an agreement with PCOM. If I score a >3.3GPA & MCAT of 500 (at least 125/section) PCOM will reserve a seat for...
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    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
  20. Garurumon

    2018-2019 University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM)

    Haven't seen a thread started for UIWSOM yet (beside the one that closed to further replies a few months ago), so I went ahead and put this up! I got the secondary invite today, verified 5/23 and TX resident. Questions are the same as 2017-2018 cycle: "Explain how your exposure to and...
  21. L

    DO School Applicant Help

    Howdy! (as we say here at Texas A&M) I am currently a second-year college student and will be graduating a year early (in May of 2019) with a degree in health humanities, and minors in English and public health from A&M. I will be finishing up my pre-reqs for DO school post-bacc in the year...
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    Seeing a Therapist/Counselor while in Med School?

    So I am a first year DO student (starting really soon!) and I was curious on what, if any, are the possible negative consequences of seeing a counselor/therapist while in med school. I have anxiety, and while it does not render me unstable at all, it is something that pops up from time to time...
  23. L

    Starting to feel terrible...I am afraid to make that jump

    Hello all, I am currently a senior with one semester left and in a tough spot. I had originally wanted to go to med school and had a decent cum gpa and science gpa (3.6/3.5). I also had over 2000 hours of shadowing and amazing extracurricular activities but I bombed the MCAT with a 494. I still...
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    9 interviews with a 500 MCAT

    Hi I just wanted to write a quick post to any premeds because when I was in your situation I read tons of different posts on this website that made me feel like garbage and that I would never get in because of my lower GPA and MCAT. I scored a 500 breakdown was 127/125/123/125. My gpa was a...
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    MD & DO Canadian 3.6GPA 514 MCAT chances?

    Hi, Canadian here, I'm currently in 4th year of undergraduate honors neuroscience. How competitive am I as an international applicant for MD and DO? Is it worth it to apply to MD at all? GPA 3.6-3.7 with progression of 3.85, 3.65, 3.94, 3.3-3.4. Are fluctuations detrimental to applications...
  26. A

    PNWU vs Western Comp NW

    I've already been accepted to PNWU, but also have an interview at Western in a month. I am having a difficult time deciding which school I would go to and which one would set me up with better residency choices. I know Western seems to be a more established school but the Oregon campus is fairly...
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    LECOM-Bradenton vs. VCOM-Auburn

    I have interviewed at both schools and really liked both. I'm having issues deciding. I learn best via conversation, talking things out. So the Lecture style at VCOM versus the PBL at LECOM isn't as cut and dry a choice. In the lecture, I am listening for hours. In PBL I am reading all day...
  28. mandyads

    2018-2019 University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

    This space is designed for prospective candidates who are planning to apply for 2019 matriculation. Knowing stats, location and study/application plans would be awesome! If you've had any experience with the school, staff or other students - please share that experience as well! ABOUT ME: I...
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    Is there any hope of getting into a DO school? What should I do from here?

    So, I really screwed up my science classes and second semester of college, and I was wondering if there is a chance at DO schools. My overall gpa is a 3.45 Freshman Sem 1: Bio A , Calc 1 for engineers B+, etc. GPA term: 3.625 Sem 2: Bio 2 C, BioLab B, Calc 2 for engineers F, etc. GPA term: 1.66...
  30. PreMedHeart

    How to DO 4th year rotations work?

    I've always been a little unclear on this and was hoping someone could lay out in general, how fourth year DO students find rotations for fourth year. I know we have to set them up...and I believe there is some kind of service that lists them out? I'm sure it depends somewhat on schools, but can...
  31. medyzen

    DO What MCAT would make me definitely competitive for DO school?

    Hi everyone! I'm new here to SDN so I'm not sure if this is the right thread. Anyways I am a nontraditional student who finished a BA in Psychology with 3.5 GPA graduated Cum Laude, but as of now I calculated my cGPA and sGPA to be both 3.4. After that I decided that I wanted to do Medical...
  32. ididthedew

    ACOM vs. VCOM-Auburn

    Hi, everyone! I am well aware that there are at least 2 different threads on ACOM Vs. VCOM-Auburn, BUT I wanted to post another one so there can be a more updated version. It would be great to just hear opinions of students (current & past, as well as potential students that have recently...
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    DO- What are my chances?

    Hey Guys, I applied this past cycle and am currently sitting on two MD waitlists. I'm going to reapply DO because my MCAT is a little low for MD. Anyways, here's the breakdown: cGPA: 3.59, sGPA: 3.5 MCAT: 505 (127,125,127,126) MA resident Hispanic Attended Top 30 university in the south...
  34. M

    What are my chances for DO

    Hi everyone, I am about to begin filling out accomas application and was wondering what my chances for admission are. I did very poorly my freshmen and sophomore year as I failed chemistry three times and Biology twice however I did amazing my junior and sophomore year. I was also kind of...
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    Does this volunteer experience count?

    Does volunteering under a family member count? For example, we have family business and I volunteer all the time at the front desk, giving direct customer service (good way if increasing communication skills). Would that count? Would anything count that you volunteer for if the head person is a...
  37. H

    bad freshman year chances?

    Hi all, I am just coming to the end of my freshman year and I have had an extremely rough time. Just before school started I had mono which lasted most of the first semester, at the beginning of second semester I had to have my tonsils taken out, and now between April/May I have had two family...
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    DO I STILl HAVE A SCHANCE OR SHOULD I GIVE UP?

    does do school calculate all gpas from institutions you've attended or just the gpa from the school you finish? my family moved a lot and it was a quite difficult time...i have a 2.73..a 1.89...a 2.75 gpa and now i have a 4.0 gpa...will they calculate all my gpa's and take the average or just...
  39. pavingtheroadtoDO

    DO what are my chances? considering the new change

    Here are my current grades: Bio 1 and 2: B Chem 1 and 2: C Orgo 1 and 2: C+ Physics 1 and 2: C+ and B+ Calc 1 and 2: Retaking calc 1 and B+ Currently taking Biochem. I plan to retake my chem classes to get a better grade. Not sure about my physics class yet. Is this a smart choice? Volunteer...