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Hello Everyone,

Has anyone here received an acceptance yet? I have my interview next week and I'm feeling nervous. I applied MD/DO and I didn't receive any interviews probably due to my low science GPA (3.2) but I'm really liking what I've seen about this program.

Any advice for the interview? How long after the interview did y'all hear back (if accepted)?
 
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I had my interview on Tuesday. Have you heard back yet from your interview? Best of luck to you.
Hello! Yes, I heard maybe one or two days after that. Email and phone call in the afternoon. Good luck!
 
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I just got accepted. It took a couple weeks after the application (I just transferred my DO application) to get an invite to schedule an interview. After the interview it took a couple weeks. They said the admissions committee meets every couple of weeks so I'm guessing a few weeks is average.
I'm still on the fence, though. It's a lot of money and a lot of time/work for an interview. I really want to be a doctor, but I also want my family to be happy and not have a bunch of debt with a degree that is only useful to get into a professional school. I almost feel selfish for wanting to be a doctor. My current job doesn't pay the best, and we're largely forgotten by the rest of the hospital except to be a scapegoat, but it's not bad, and it's very stable.
 
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I just got accepted. It took a couple weeks after the application (I just transferred my DO application) to get an invite to schedule an interview. After the interview it took a couple weeks. They said the admissions committee meets every couple of weeks so I'm guessing a few weeks is average.
I'm still on the fence, though. It's a lot of money and a lot of time/work for an interview. I really want to be a doctor, but I also want my family to be happy and not have a bunch of debt with a degree that is only useful to get into a professional school. I almost feel selfish for wanting to be a doctor. My current job doesn't pay the best, and we're largely forgotten by the rest of the hospital except to be a scapegoat, but it's not bad, and it's very stable.
I see that as motivation to do well

It’s risky, but if you really want to be a doctor and believe you have what it takes, it’s worth it. It would be on you to make sure you do well.. or else.. yeah, it’s money down the drain lol. Also, probably make sure your MCAT is up to par first. That way, you can start applying now and hopefully start med school right after.

Alternately, you could always try postbac classes if it was only a few classes that gave you trouble. It wouldn’t hurt the wallet as much lol
 
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I see that as motivation to do well

It’s risky, but if you really want to be a doctor and believe you have what it takes, it’s worth it. It would be on you to make sure you do well.. or else.. yeah, it’s money down the drain lol. Also, probably make sure your MCAT is up to par first. That way, you can start applying now and hopefully start med school right after.

Alternately, you could always try postbac classes if it was only a few classes that gave you trouble. It wouldn’t hurt the wallet as much lol
I do see it as motivation to do well. You're totally right. It's the lack of any sort of guarantee that freaks me out a little. I don't think they hold any spots open for the MABS students in the DO program so you're competing with your fellow students for spots that hopefully open up. We'll be applying at the end of the application cycle. It's just scary is all. If it was just me, or just me and my wife, I wouldn't be apprehensive. It's the family aspect that frightens me. I am responsible for my kids. I don't know if you have children, but that kind of responsibility hits hard for me. I'm leaving my job that has allowed me to buy a house, food, toys, etc. for a dream. A great dream, but a dream nonetheless. That's scary and feels selfish.

As for the rest, I think I really just need a gpa boost. My sgpa is only 2.83, but my MCAT is 512 (although my behavioral was only 125). I work in a hospital and have clinical experience and I've had a good amount volunteer work, I think. It's just a big decision. That's all. I'm now freaking out about it and posting on a random message board.
 
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I do see it as motivation to do well. You're totally right. It's the lack of any sort of guarantee that freaks me out a little. I don't think they hold any spots open for the MABS students in the DO program so you're competing with your fellow students for spots that hopefully open up. We'll be applying at the end of the application cycle. It's just scary is all. If it was just me, or just me and my wife, I wouldn't be apprehensive. It's the family aspect that frightens me. I am responsible for my kids. I don't know if you have children, but that kind of responsibility hits hard for me. I'm leaving my job that has allowed me to buy a house, food, toys, etc. for a dream. A great dream, but a dream nonetheless. That's scary and feels selfish.

As for the rest, I think I really just need a gpa boost. My sgpa is only 2.83, but my MCAT is 512 (although my behavioral was only 125). I work in a hospital and have clinical experience and I've had a good amount volunteer work, I think. It's just a big decision. That's all. I'm now freaking out about it and posting on a random message board.
I’ve been there too.. last year and I regretted not doing it this past year.

Congrats on the MCAT! I’ll also be applying to other programs and updating them with my progress, and worst case scenario, I’ll apply after finishing the masters next year if I don’t hear back, though DO schools tend to have long app cycles so we probably would be able to get interviews in Spring and maybe even December.

As long as your family is okay with it, I’m sure they will support your decision either way! Good luck!
 
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I’ve been there too.. last year and I regretted not doing it this past year.

Congrats on the MCAT! I’ll also be applying to other programs and updating them with my progress, and worst case scenario, I’ll apply after finishing the masters next year if I don’t hear back, though DO schools tend to have long app cycles so we probably would be able to get interviews in Spring and maybe even December.

As long as your family is okay with it, I’m sure they will support your decision either way! Good luck!
Thanks! I went to the school and talked to admissions and financial aid a couple days ago. Talking to admissions made me feel better. Talking to financial aid was horrifying, as expected. The amount of money involved is a known factor. Honestly, I think I'm going to do it. I'll see you there!
 
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hiyo84

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I have a question about when to apply for dental program since I m currently accepted to the MABS program. Should I apply to aadsas before the MABS program starts or wait until the first quarter? Do I use the recommendation letters I already have or should I get the letters after the first quarter from the professors in the program?
 

JonnyL

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Accepted yesterday. Is there a FB page or something?
 

amgraves

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I got placed on the alternate list and I still haven’t received any updates :(
Oh darn. I would call admissions if I were you because when I interviewed on July 24 they said they wanted to make final decisions by July 31. I was initially going to be in the 9-month program but they advised me to go into the 2-year program.
 
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amgraves

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anyone know the requirements (gpa and mcat) for guaranteed interview?
Depends, I have heard low MCAT scores and GPAs get you into the dental and medical programs. Seriously, just finish the MA or MBS and you're in.
 

naoise151

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Depends, I have heard low MCAT scores and GPAs get you into the dental and medical programs. Seriously, just finish the MA or MBS and you're in.
Hmm really? I’m not doing as well as I hoped this semester so I’m super worried. Does anyone know any official stats on how many people were accepted or if they know people with low stats who completed the program and still got in?
 
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