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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Tanner82, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Tanner82

    Tanner82 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    So I'm applying DO for the next application cycle. Just had a few quick questions, which I could undoubtably find by searching posts, but since you guys are on top of answering questions I figure I'll ask. Mainly just trying to decide which schools to apply to.
    (1) Which schools have a strong in-state bias?
    (2) LOR's are only required with secondary app's right?
    (3) Are open houses a useful?
    (4) DO LOR required for most schools?
    thanks in advance
     
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  3. Kuba

    Kuba Physician 10+ Year Member

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    1.michigan, texas, osu, ohio
    2.yes
    3.yes
    4.some
     
  4. Tanner82

    Tanner82 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    For #1... what about PCOM, PCOM-Ga, and UMDNJ
     
  5. bkpa2med

    bkpa2med 10+ Year Member

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    I'll say for #1 add NYCOM.
     
  6. Kuba

    Kuba Physician 10+ Year Member

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    you asked for a strong preference. I dont think those 3 fit into that category.


    As for Nycom, I personally wouldn't put it in the strong category, but they do prefer students from the tri-state area.
     
  7. Lfribble

    Lfribble 2+ Year Member

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    I believe that WVSOM and VCOM also have a strong preferences, maybe not state, but I am pretty sure that VCOM wants students who are going to end up practicing in that area and WVSOM has a very strong lean towards rural medicine. I don't believe PCOM has an instate preference.

    DO LOR's always help.
     
  8. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  9. sistahnik

    sistahnik Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just for mention sake, MSUCOM is having an open house April 13, 2007 @ 1p.
     
  10. r2cole1

    r2cole1 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    thanks for the heads up sistahnik!
     
  11. Rorasaurus

    Rorasaurus 2+ Year Member

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    Certain schools also have strong University affiliations also. For example, Chicago COM takes a disproportionate amount of Loyola students (Loyola MAMS students are huge here, at least 10/50 of this years students got in there, most aren't going, but I haven't heard of any of our MAMS students getting rejected there). I heard a rumor that the SMP at Barry U in Florida is also strongly associated with Nova...
    :)
     
  12. lala83

    lala83 Member 7+ Year Member

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    pcsom and vcom seem to have a regional preference (from the appalachia region including sc, tn, nc, va, ky i think), unecom prefers students from the northeast, and a student at pcom-ga told me they like applicants from the mid-atlantic/south, but i have no idea if that's actually true.
     
  13. ocwaveoc

    ocwaveoc Banned Banned

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    Well, for PCOM, I've noticed that the instate acceptance rate is like 20 some odd percent while out of state acceptance rate is about 3 percent. I'd say PCOM has a strong instate preference.
     
  14. Boner

    Boner I just blue myself 7+ Year Member

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    I don't think PCOM has a preference, rather, it is a very popular school among Pennsylvania residents. Having grown up in PA, I know PCOM has an excellent reputation in the state medical community, especially in the southeast. Bottom line, tons of people from PA apply.
     
  15. Tanner82

    Tanner82 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    in-state prefrences suck, unless of course you want to go to your state school. My state school is on the bottom of my list...
     

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