1. dodoc15

    Preceptorship/Shadow Opportunities in Florida

    Hi Everyone, I am currently an osteopathic medical student attending school in Texas, entering my first summer. Unfortunately, I had a preceptorship fall through last minute back home in Miami, FL. I am reaching out to the SDN network to see if there are any practicing Osteopaths (or anyone...
  2. N

    What are my chances? (Also, where should I apply)

    Hi all, I'm a 3rd year osteopathic medical student who fell in love with Internal Medicine as a field but did not do so hot on COMLEX 1 and Step 1. COMLEX 1 = 480 Step 1 = 204 I know these are not solid scores, but I want to do IM and ideally in a bigger city. I have no interest in pursuing...
  3. B


    Comparing these schools- what’s a pro / con for either? I’m a Virginia resident who grew up near dc. Interested in emergency medicine.
  4. D

    Picking a clinical rotation site

    I’m in a dilemma between picking a clinical rotation site for 3rd/4th year. I have the option to go to a site that has a bunch of residents (almost all core) including EM residents but it’s really far from any family/friends. I’m 90% sure I want to pursue EM. second location is about 15...
  5. B

    WAMC cGPA 3.67 sGPA 3.62 MCAT 502 (Reposting in Pre-Med DO)

    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...
  6. F

    Help me decide: KCU-Joplin vs WVSOM vs Nova

    Hello, I could really use some knowledgeable insight to help me make my decision. I am planning on going the IM route for residency and would like to end up in or as close to DC as possible, as that’s where my partner will be. Not sure how much the school (in my case) impacts that possibility. I...
  7. insaiyan-premed

    Step 2 CS discontinued

    Hello, I wanted to know how this would impact Pre-DO students like me who plan to mainly go DO schools as non-trad reinventors. I know PE is still there but w/ Step 1 P/F and Step 2 gone how would I make the case of being competitive for say Rads or EM. I know it's way early thinking about this...
  8. R

    Matching Psych with just comlex?

    Hey guys, I'm extremely interested in applying to psych residencies this fall. ~600 COMLEX 1 and decent amount of psych experience Do I have a shot given the increasing desirability of psychiatry? - Any advice?
  9. P

    Nuero or IM matching with red falgs (marijuana)?

    Hello all, I am currently a MS-2 (DO) who wants to apply to Internal Medicine or Neurology. My academic average is 90+ (while doing step 1/ COMLEX prep) and I should be able to get to a 240+ on Step One. My did a summer research elective that will give me 2 oral presentations; one local, one...
  10. S

    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...
  11. M

    Top Psychiatry Residencies w/ DO residents (past or present)

    I am curious what would be considered the 'top' psychiatry residency programs that have accepted DO students? I know University of Michigan, Cleveland Clinic, and Mayo Clinic have all had DO psych residents, but was curious if y'all knew of other strong programs that have accepted DO students...
  12. DoctorBambi

    One Month Update DO WL Poll

    Hey all, I posted a poll about a month ago to see where everyone was at. There’s been quite a bit of movement since then so just wanted to do an update. If you previously participated in the last poll, I’d appreciate if you could participate in this one as well. It’s anonymous.
  13. sproutlatte

    Interviewing before receiving MCAT scores? [2020-2021]

    I've submitted quite a few DO secondaries, but I'm taking the MCAT in July. Which schools, if any, will be interviewing before receiving MCAT scores?
  14. MedKid8399

    Torn in My Decision: NYCPM (Podiatry) versus TouroCOM master's linkage program versus Stonybrook MBS

    Just accepted to TOUROCOM linkage program which links to its Osteopath school, as well as Stonybrook Masters of biomedical sciences, and NYCPM. I have several years of research experiences at NYU Winthrop, 3 publications, many hours shadowing doctors, volunteer experiences, and a year scribing...
  15. prehealthboi

    AACOMAS LOR Confusion

    So I was under the impression AACOMAS was like AMCAS where I could just upload up to 10 letters and choose which ones to send to schools. This error is obviously due to my naivety, and I should have double checked before. I was uploading letters to AACOMAS as I received them through Interfolio...
  16. CoomassieBlue57

    Whoot! Whoot! COCA Seeks Feedback (Wait, What?)

    COCA invites the osteopathic medical education community, the osteopathic profession, and the public at large to share feedback for the “COCA Substantive Change Policies and Procedures” document. The document can be found here...
  17. DoctorBambi

    Poll: Where do you stand?

    Hey all, thought this might be an interesting poll to gage where people are at right now. Also kept it anon in hopes that more people will engage! Mods-My apologies if this is in the wrong place.
  18. Ramona Flowers

    Disadvantaged status?

    Hi there,
  19. H

    MD or DO Schools w/ Holistic Medicine Courses

    Hi this is my first post on SDN so bear with me :) My intention for coming here is to build a list of medical schools in America or Canada that offer more in terms of holistic, integrative, and functional medicine training. Please contribute with more schools you may know of and your personal...
  20. Jwolfe5

    PA vs DO vs DPM

    Hello and welcome to my quarter life crisis. I have always thought I wanted to be a MD in the ED. After some scribing, I’ve noticed that they do less procedures than I originally thought. I like the hands on stuff. Now I dont know what I want and its stressing me out. I could try for DO, but the...
  21. 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...
  22. T

    Try to match Urology, or go straight for OB/GYN? Advice on how to apply two specialties

    Wondering if 4th years on the interview trail or residents can give some input in regards to chances and if I should give a shot at urology. Below are some stats and info: -3rd year male osteopathic student, Step1 235, COMLEX1 520-530, 3.0 GPA, Step2 and COMLEX2 in May TBD. -3 Poster...
  23. D

    What are my chances?

    Hello, and thank you all for taking the time to read this, I appreciate it. Major: Biology (minor in chemistry) cGPA: 3.53 sGPA: 3.48 MCAT: 503 EC: - Four Year college athlete (senior year captain, two-time all-conference (not sure if this is important)) - 1700 hours volunteering (mainly...
  24. doctor.dreams

    Please help.. What are my chances of getting into DO this cycle?

  25. Seihai

    Mean MCAT and Mean GPAs for all DO Schools (scraped from ChooseDO)

    Hi all, As discussed in a previous thread (Osteopathic Applicant Rating System?), I have been working on scraping the mean GPA and mean MCAT for all DO schools from ChooseDO's Explorer Tool (Choose DO Explorer Registration - Choose DO). I have completed the code to scrape the data, and you can...
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  27. 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...
  28. J

    Need your help, Chances to DO? (Non-Trad Applicant)

    Hello all, I am wondering if you guys can help me figure out what I should do at this point. I'm a non-trad application, and these are my stats: Education: 2012-2016 B.A., Biology major and Medical Anthropology minor (Private) cGPA: 3.43 sGPA: 3.36 MCAT: 505 2018-2020 MPH, Health Policy and...
  29. 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...
  30. Taverly

    Is anesthesia D.O. friendly?

    Is anesthesia D.O. friendly or will I have to kill boards to get a shot?
  31. K


    Hi everyone! I'm really torn between these 2 schools and thought I'd try posting on here for some more input :) Here's my train of thought so far: ACOM pros: - brand new facilities - loved the area - great weather - already paid the admissions deposit and put down a deposit at an apartment -...
  32. PapaGuava

    *~*~*~*Official Personal Statement Guide and Reader List 2019-2020*~*~*~*

    This thread is for this year's applicants who are beginning to work on their personal statements. If you're looking for someone to read your PS, check out the list of volunteers below In the most recent post ONLY!! Link to last years Personal Statement Reader thread HERE. If you are willing...
  33. S

    UIWSOM vs Touro NY (Middletown)

    Hey everyone, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both schools; however, I'm having trouble deciding on where to go. Can anyone else provide some input besides what I have written below? I'm from Southern California, and I would ideally like to go back home for a competitive residency...
  34. Taverly

    Midwestern University vs. Des Moines University

    I'm having great difficulty deciding between these two osteopathic colleges. I've seen lots of threads on this specific topic, but none of them have helped me decide. I enjoyed the interview I had at both, and I really like the area that both schools are located. For me, the most important...
  35. M

    MD SMP Problem with DO School?

    So to ask my question in a way it makes sense.... I have heard by a moderator on SDN that if you were accepted to a DO school (example) and declined the acceptance, you would then be blacklisted by all other DO schools. My question is- Would DO schools look down upon an applicant that was...
  36. M


    Does anyone have any info on how good this program is or been through this program? Thanks.
  37. M

    SMP Programs

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could make opinions or comments on the following SMPs and which one they would recommend. If a medical student from the program could comment or PM me, that would be great too! My GPAs so far... cGPA: 3.5 sGPA: 3.4 MCAT: Not taken yet... Rosalind Franklin...
  38. M

    SMP Questions

    Hello, I'm a fairly new poster so let me get right to it... Some SMPs such as Toledo want a 500 MCAT to be accepted into the program which has a great matriculation rate as stated as "65-80%". My question is what happens if a DO school offers an acceptance but so does Toledo SMP? Should you...
  39. 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...
  40. D


    I have already been accepted to PCOM (Philly campus) but was offered an II to CCOM. How do the clinical rotations of these two schools compare? Is there any significant reason why CCOM would be much better to warrant paying almost 20k more a year in tuition? Also which school would potentially...