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Apply to both osteo and allo?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by yellowteeth, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. yellowteeth

    yellowteeth Junior Member
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    Can one go about doing this? Is this frowned upon during interviews, etc.?
     
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    I am applying to both and I know a lot of people that do. It's not frowned upon because you don't go to an interview talking about others schools you applied to weather they be allo or osteo.
     
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    You can certainly apply to both osteopathic and allopathic schools. That's up to you. Because osteopathic and allopathic use different application service allopathic schools will not know if you've applied to osteopathic schools and vice versa, unless they ask you at the interview. It is not frowned upon but you will have to explain yourself if asked during an interview, most likely at DO schools.
     
  5. yellowteeth

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    Would DO schools know that someone has applied to both? Since they are both seperate applications they wouldnt correct?
     
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    They don't even know about the other DO schools that you applied to. The information they get is limited.
     
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    But it's fair game to ask you in your interview where else you are considering.
     
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    Yes, you can apply to both schools. It's not really frowned upon.
     
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    Fact: Noone really cares where else you apply, or to how many schools you have applied.

    Fact: MD schools do not know whether you have applied to DO schools. Similarly, DO schools do not know whether you have applied to MD schools.

    Fact: What interviewers care about is that you truly have interest in attending their school, and do not simply view it as a back-up choice. Hopefully, you can articulate this in your essays and interview.

    Fact: You want to be a doctor. The only path to doing that is attending med school (MD, DO, or Grenada). Your goal is to get into med school. The worse mistake you can make is to apply to too few schools.

    It's your career. Do what works for you. Do not worry about what someone may think about how you went about the process. You have too many other things to worry about.
     
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    They wouldn't. But some DO schools will ask you at the interview. There's one DO school, can't remember which, that asks you to list ALL the schools you applied to on their secondary application.
     
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    This is awesome advice.
     
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    Nova
     
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    Most peole do. Noone cares.
     

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