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Advice Please

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by nicoleNY21, Aug 22, 1999.

  1. nicoleNY21

    nicoleNY21 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am currently a senior Biology/Psychology major at a small private college in Buffalo, NY. Over the last year or so I have been contemplating what to do after graduation. I know that I want to be a DO, but I also have a desire to either join the Peace Corps or the Americorps. I took the MCAT in April and only did mediocre V=7, P=8, B=10. (I took the Kaplan course too!) My GPA is a 3.88 though, so I opted not to retake the MCAT in August. I have the AACOMAS application, but have delayed sending it in since I was unsure if I wanted to go directly to DO school. Does anyone have any advice for me? Would taking a year off to do volunteer service be wise? I do realize that time is of the essence and I should really send in my AACOMAS application by the end of August at the latest. Please give me any words of wisdom.

    Thanks.



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  3. miglo

    miglo Senior Member

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    It still not too late in the game and your stats look OK so I would say apply NOW. Your chances of entry are decreasing each day you wait. What can it hurt right? Apply to your state school and possibly a few private ones. Good luck!

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  4. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member

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    Advice:
    Follow your heart. Be you. Don't feel pressured to go to med school until you're good and ready. Life is not that short. Go to peace corps. It will only help your application. You can also do Peace Corps after med school and go as a doctor practicing in strange lands.....
    Hope I was helpful. Email me for anything!

     
  5. nicoleNY21

    nicoleNY21 New Member

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    Thanks for your advice. After reading some of the other posts on this board I feel a little intimidated. I decided to apply now and am just about done with the AACOMAS application. (I downloaded the on-line version) I am hoping to get it in the mail today.

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