osteopathic application

  1. LindaAccepted

    How to Get Into MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine - podcast Episode 537

    Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine provides an innovative patient-centered curriculum with multiple specialties and multiple opportunities for clinical exposure. Sound appealing? Well, plug in your earbuds because today I’m speaking with the senior associate dean of admissions at...
  2. T

    Anesthesia vs IM - Matching in Specific Location

    Just a few questions about matching in a specific location. Interested in both anesthesia and IM. As a DO student (top quartile of the class, pass on step1/comlex1 first try, minimal research, good comments on clinical rotations): what are the chances of being able to match in a specific...
  3. HappyPerson

    First interview invite, low stat applicant, Late interview date

    Hello everyone. I am incredibly happy right now as I got my first medical school interview invite. FYI I have low stats but, I do have amazing experiences that are very unique and I wrote some killer secondaries. I applied to many schools back in July and today I got my first interview at LECOM...
  4. Mr.Smile12

    2022 AACOM Choose DO virtual fair

    December 7 live event https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=2860eb59-b50b-482d-8e88-ae4401758cac
  5. rlewis18

    Did you get a weird phone call from Noorda?

    Hey SDN, I'm writing because I received a call from someone in the admissions office at NOORDA on 2/25/2022 and the person I spoke to was a male, had a monotone voice and informed me that they received my application and that it would be moved onto the admissions committee for review. They said...
  6. rrkk

    My chances of getting accepted to M.D or D.O schools?

    Hi all, I am an international student who did high school and undergrad here in the United States. I am a Nutrition major with an emphasis in Dietetics. I have graduated Magna Cum Laude but having 3.58 gpa as the method of calculating gpa for med app was different. I have numerous ec's like...
  7. DoctorProfessorPat

    When to Submit DO Applications? With or Without DO LoR?

    Hello all, I will be shadowing a DO in the next few weeks and want to make sure that the letter he writes for me is seen by adcoms along with the rest of my application. So the question is, does it make more sense to submit my application now, and run the risk of the letter not being seen, or...
  8. P

    WAMC: DO Applicant, 3.67 GPA, 502 MCAT (seeking help forming school list)

    Hi Everyone! It feels surreal, but first time posting a WAMC thread & school list suggestion as an upcoming applicant for 2021’s application. I want to start by saying that I have been considering applying to DO Programs throughout the university; thank you in advance for all your support...
  9. EDThoracotomy

    DO Waitlist Support Thread 2020-2021

    I have seen a general one of these that seems to be filled with mainly Allopathic info. Thought I'd throw one up for all my DO hopefuls. Feel free to vent, ask questions and post about WL movement you hear about. Whether you have an A and are on a WL at your preferred school or living in WL...
  10. insaiyan-premed

    Chances in NY, PA, NJ DO schools?

    Hi, I'm currently a first-semester student at Rutgers SMP. From Undergrad not SMP, My cGPA is a 3.24 AMCAS sGPA is a 3.2 and AACOMAS sPGA is a 3.17, I'm a super ORM, NJ resident. So my target is primarily DO schools. 200 Hours shadowing; 100 in the ER and 100 in Neurology Clinic Scribing since...
  11. DocSherman

    DO School List Request: Mid 20s, 3.3 GPA, 499 MCAT

    Hello. To preface, I’m aware my numbers are on shaky ground, so we can get that out of the way. However, I think my numbers fall within some parameters for DO admission, especially when combined with my experiences. I’m in my mid 20s and graduated college four-ish years ago. The 3.3 cGPA was...
  12. PapaGuava

    2020-2021 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Kansas City) KCU-COM

    Please feel free to tag a pre-medical moderator when the secondary prompt is posted. Good luck to everyone applying! Interview Feedback: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  13. sarah9t3

    Medical school application-is it worth it with my stats?

    Hello all! I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree with a cumulative and science GPA of below a 2.75 (sorry I can't find the exact numbers). I recently graduated with a Master's of science in Biological Sciences with a 3.75 science and 3.9 non-science. My question to the forum is: with...
  14. Potinator

    Experience for med school

    Hello. I’m a junior biology major and am planning to apply to osteopathic schools in the future. My cumulative gpa is about 3.5 but my science gpa is about 3.23. I know this isn’t very competitive but I wanted to know what my best options would be to improve my application. I am currently...
  15. diamondkings

    Interview / Post-Interview Advice

    Hello all, so I have 3 upcoming interviews this month. I have looked up each school’s interview threads to get an idea of the interview format. My main question is what is advised to do after an interview? Email the same day and thank them for the day? Are there specific people from the...
  16. E

    Do I have a chance at any DO school?

    My sgpa/cgpa are ~3.2 mcat ~505, but the problem is I don't have a DO letter. I was able to shadow a DO once for a day and have a lot of friends who are in DO schools and from them I have some knowledge of OMM but I wasn't able to see it in practice. A lot of the secondaries I am getting are...
  17. Z

    Struggling with "What unique qualities do you bring to school XYZ?"

  18. DocSherman

    Turning primary app in June - How bad is it?

    Hello. Since this is an anonymous forum, I'll reveal some things about my application in regards to what's going on. My science grade is quite borderline (this is my second time applying for med school), but I found a way to make it at least 3.0 before the summer time - something that allows...
  19. F


    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...
  20. A

    What Are My Chances at MD School? What should i do to better my chances?

    So I am deciding whether or not I should apply to MD schools in the upcoming cycle Stats and EC: 3.16 sci GPA with 3.34 cum GPA (Double Major in Biology and Dance) , URM (African American Woman), 2.5 years scribing ( 6 months in ED and 2 years in OB/Internal medicine office), 1 yr clinical...
  21. 9

    MCAT score

    So, I wanted to know if not reporting a score to AACOMAS (DO schools) would get me in trouble? I went from a 480 to 493 and and recently got a 487. I am beyond scared and just upset. I thought I would do better considering I had a 439 on my second attempt but I could not. Does anyone know if I...
  22. LindaAccepted

    Medical Allopathic vs. Osteopathic: Which Med School Program is Best for YOU?

    Osteopathic (DO) schools approach medicine with a different toolbox than Allopathic (MD) schools, yet ultimately the training and opportunities for specialization are similar. In the past, DOs have had a harder time getting accepted to traditional residencies and even employment. Some...
  23. X

    DO Recommendation Letter

    Hi everyone, I’d a question regarding the LOR. My DO has agreed to write me an LOR but I was wondering whether I’ve to upload that letter myself on the AACOM/AAMC or does she have to mail it to the schools I apply to? I’m confused because I’ve called multiple schools & none of them have given...
  24. 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
  25. J

    Need some Advice 506 Mcat 3.8 Science GPA

    So I just got my MCAT score: 506 (128/125/127/126) and my science GPA is 3.8. Was pretty pissed cause I was hitting 510+ on AAMC FLs I’m not a strong applicant rn as I only have a few shadowing experiences and some volunteering/leadership which I plan to work on my senior year (yes I’m taking...
  26. M

    Just applied to DO, should I apply to some MD too?

    Hi all, I just submitted my AACOMAS to 15 schools (I've worked full time during undergrad to afford uni tuition and HELLA application fees) and I'm still on the fence about throwing my hat in the ring for a few allopathic schools. My father is an MD and isn't pleased about me applying DO even...
  27. mikeknicksjets

    LoR from Lab Coordinator?

    Hey all, first-time poster here. I just recently to apply DO after months of going back and forth of whether I should (avg stats, ECs). Anyway, I'm in the process of gathering letters and was wondering if a LoR from my biochemistry lab coordinator would suffice as a science letter. He's not a TA...
  28. M

    DO Schools that emphasize GPA over MCAT score

    As stated in the title, Is there a known list of osteopathic schools that empathize a good GPA (3.9+) over a lower than average MCAT score (495-500)?
  29. W

    3.4 GPA, 517 MCAT, Great GPA Trend; How to pick schools

    Deleted for privacy reasons. But I really appreciate everyone's help. Good luck this cycle.
  30. 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...
  31. PinkScrubsandWhiteCoats

    What should I do?

    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...
  32. 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...