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Any Filipino Applicants Accepted?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Doctor Wyldstyle, May 15, 2001.

  1. Doctor Wyldstyle

    Doctor Wyldstyle Senior Member

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    Any Filipino applicants accepted? I didn't see many at my interviews or among the medical students going to class. If you did, where to? Can you post your stats if you don't mind? Just curious...the stats aren't that important. Anyways...

    Good Luck Everyone!!! :)

    wyldstyle2000
     
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    I've seen at least 4 including myself at Kirksville, Chicago Midwestern, and MSU-COM.

    Miriam
     
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    There are 3 of us at COMP, and two that are half-filipino.

    Arnold
    WESTERN U/COMP CLASS OF 2004
     
  5. Doctor Wyldstyle

    Doctor Wyldstyle Senior Member

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    Nice! I know of at least two going to COMP for the 2005 class. Any more filipinos accepted? I'm just curiuos because I have been told we are one of the most under represented in terms of asian groups and it seemed that way from what I saw.

    wyldstyle
     
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    you go Arnold.....flips represent!
     
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    Are most of the Filipinos at COMP from California?
     
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    Popoy SDN Super Moderator

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    Just wanted to say.... Hello, I'm Pilipino and yes I got accepted.... I've been in hiatus from this forum because of my recent move to Des Moines. I will be attending DMU-OMC this fall.

    wydle2000, its funny you mentioned that we are one of the underrepresented yet noone seems to recognize us.... I do agree that Pilipino's are definitely underrepresented as an individualize group, but most of the time we are categorized as "Asians."

    I think we are even less represented in the Osteopathic profession. Though my thinking has no factual basis....

    So, anymore Pilipinos out there?
    Are you Pilipino wydle2000?

    Later,
    P :cool:
     
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    melancholy 1K Member

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    When you mention you Filipinos are, most of the time, categorized as "Asians".. would the more accurate category to classify Filipinos come under "Pacific Islander" perhaps?
     
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    Popoy SDN Super Moderator

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    Even then.... Pacific Islanders are still not considered underrepresented.... Please correct me if I'm wrong....
     
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    Doctor Wyldstyle Senior Member

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    Hey Popoy,

    Yes, I am filipino and I am currently waitlisted at a few allopathic schools (although osteopathic was my first choice but I didn't have a DO letter of rec!!). Anyways, I don't think filipinos can be accurately classified as soley asian or pacific islander. Based on what I've read and own background, its a melting pot of different cultures. In regards to the question if pacific islanders are considered underrepresented, I believe they aren't. Most of the time they are lumped in with the asian category. I believe however that native hawaiians are considered URMs. Hope that helps. The info is from allopathic schoosl but it should be the same for the most part. Any other filipinos out there? :)
     
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    Hi, I'm a pinay starting at COMP this fall also :D
    Can't wait. I've been applying to med school for 3 years in a row now and the persistence has paid off...
    Lemon
     
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    Popoy SDN Super Moderator

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    Well, well,... CONGRATULATIONS to you lemon.... Now you're there!!!
     
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    did any of you guys qualify for any special-need financial aid? I don't think my school (MSUCOM) considers Filipinos minorities. I know for a fact that Univ of Michigan doesn't (couldn't get financial aid there for undergrad, so I didn't go there!).

    Miriam
     

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