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  3. ChiDr

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    Imagine how much can change in 2-3 years.
     
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    Just got an II! Can’t wait to visit
     
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    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I am looking for a hotel recommendation for my interview at Joplin campus. Anyone has a good hotel name near campus?
     
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    Congrats! Have you scheduled your interview yet?
     
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    Not yet! But my only option was morning vs afternoon on 1/29 at the KC campus.
     
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    Best recommendation is any in the “hotel district”. I stayed at Hilton Garden Inn but any around there.
     
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    Yeah I haven't heard anything about this lol. Better connected members of my class might have some idea. I imagine they've avoided making such statements to us since it would probably generate complaints (as with pretty much every statement made by admin).
     
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    I’m thinking of applying to KCUCOM this week.
    GPA: 3.61
    SGPA:3.41
    MCAT: 502
    Have 50+ shadowing hours with DO (have a letter of recommendation
    Have 1000+ clinical hours working with a pain management physician MD (also received letter of recommendation)
    Multiple volunteering opportunities
    Inducted in two national biology honor societies
    Other extra curricular activities including being an RA, lab TA etc.
    Does that make me competitive or nah?
     
    #1059 Mally1995, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    Recently had my interview here, and I ended up staying at a very affordable and comfortable airbnb about a 10 minute walk from the school's campus - if anyone is looking for a cheaper option for lodging, pm me and I'd be happy to send you their airbnb link. Really nice hosts, good amenities, and adorable pets as a plus if you like animals!
     
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    I'm looking at KCU match lists, and I don't see any ophthalmology matches since 2012. I know it's inherently hard for DO's to match ophtho, but does a trend like this mean anything for an ophthalmology hopeful thinking about attending KCU? (sorry for the vague question)
     
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    Things that are hard to match are typically on the student. Connections, board scores, research, not being a DO(sorry just had to say it)
     
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    If you know you want to do optho, ortho, or derm, take the time off to try and get an MD acceptance. That's the best advice anyone can give you-- yes, it's possible to match, but you'll have to be an absolute rock star (which everyone thinks they will be until they get here-- sorry if that comes off harsh).
     
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    This. But ophtho, ortho, and derm are still super difficult even if you go MD.
     
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    They are, but not as many doors are closed.
     
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    Anyone whose been accepted figure out how to get onto the portal with student id# they gave? I cant seem to figure it out
     
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    It’s closed until the new year. I sent an email and asked the same thing.
     
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    Alright cool, thanks
     
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    I interview here tomorrow! so excited/nervous!
     
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    https://mk0nrmpcikgb8jxyd19h.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Main-Match-Result-and-Data-2018.pdf

    http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Charting-Outcomes-in-the-Match-2018-Osteo.pdf


    I mean, it’s pretty dang hard no matter what DO school you go to.
     
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    Yep, and it's hard if you go MD too. Everyone thinks they want to do these specialities till they take boards-- it's kind of like how everyone was pre-med until they took orgo, failed, and changed their minds. But, if you're gunning for one of these specialties, you should be giving yourself the best shot by going to an MD school.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Can any current students put me in touch with someone in the EM group at Joplin?
     
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    Looks like im only gonna be family med guys.
     
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    By the time you finish, family med doctors will do half of their consults from their home, wearing a white coat and sweats, talking into an iPad. Don’t feel so bad.
     
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    That is honestly fine with me. I am just happy I get to be a physician.
     
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    I am
     
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    We for sure have until Dec 14th to pay the deposit right? No hidden clauses or anything lol
     
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    Yes, that’s what the email states. It’s bolded so you do not miss it. Put an earlier date on your calendar to check and double check.
     
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    this is $1000 and non-refundable, correct?
     
  32. ChiDr

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    Yes, $1000 and signed forms. Second 1000 is due in the spring.
     
  33. fldoctorgirl

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    Nope, you have a ton of specialities open to you. Anyone considering going to med school, specifically a DO school, should spend some quality time with the NRMP match data to understand this.
     
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    Anyone willing to lookover my KCU essays? Hoping to submit them this weekend.
     
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    So I am a Canadian that is going to attend KCUMB this year, however I am getting a little paranoid. I understand that i will have to apply for H-1B visa which will last me 6 years and then a green card if i want to stay in the states. However, from what I am reading, I could go through this process, end up with lots of debt and not get a permanent job because I am Canadian if I don't have an employer to sponsor me? Does anyone have experiences with this that they can share?
     
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    Sure
     
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    Anyone else really surprised that they loved the Joplin campus? :wideyed:
     
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    This would be a good question for the general DO forum. You may get more answers.
     
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    i loved it! but not surprised lol

     
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    lol. I toured KC and thought I would prefer it to the Joplin campus, so I guess that's what surprised me.
     
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    PM me.
     
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    are you the guru for optho? If so id love to hear what youre going to say
     
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    anyone from 10/15 interview here back yet?
     
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    Does anyone know if they have a place to store luggage for interview day? I've tried calling and i don't know if its my phone or what but it keeps hanging up or we can't hear each other
     
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    I dont think it would be an issue, KC or Joplin?
     
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    KC had a place for luggage
     
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    Many people had luggage with them in Joplin, not an issue.
     
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    Dang forgot to mention the campus! It’s KC
     
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    For the secondary questions what are you doing now and what will you be doing in the next 6 months, how did you answer them? Thanks!
     
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    Only you can speak to that. We do not know what you are doing now and what you will be doing in 6 months. Perhaps you will be scuba diving in the pacific. Perhaps you will be building houses in South America. Perhaps you will be playing video games on your couch. Perhaps attending class. Don't overthink it.

    I described current classes, work, volunteering, shadowing, vacation, hobbies, etc. Short and sweet.
     
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