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Hi guys, sorry if this is another redundant thread, but my connection is screwy and I don't want to waste time searching....

Any of you get accepted to CCOM with an MD LOR and not a DO LOR?

I'm applying there, but may or may not be able to get a DO LOR by the time I apply, but will have an MD letter at the end of April.

Thanks.
 

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i know of someone who interviewed with an MD letter , but with a 3.7 + science and overall gpa. usually if you apply to a DO school, you should have some experience with a DO.
 

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I was accepted at CCOM with an MD letter.

I also submitted a committee letter and a letter from a PhD who teaches at a DO school.

I did have shadowing experiences with two DOs, but I had the MD write my letter b/c he knew me the best.
 

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i know of someone who interviewed with an MD letter , but with a 3.7 + science and overall gpa. usually if you apply to a DO school, you should have some experience with a DO.

I should have made it clear that I have a lot of experience with DOs, especially as a speech-language pathologist who refers to/gets referrals from DOs. And my PCP is a DO.

However, the nature of my job probably won't allow me to shadow much between now and application submission.

So please future posters, no more lectures on "you should know what a DO is/does/etc." ;)
 

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I'm applying there, but may or may not be able to get a DO LOR by the time I apply, but will have an MD letter at the end of April.

Thanks.

Shouldn't you have enough time to get a DO letter by the end of April also....

I had a good gpa/mcat but didnt want to take my chances and still secured a DO LOR. It took me an extra 2+ weeks, but it was worth it and not having to worry about it.
 

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I was accepted at CCOM with an MD letter.

I also submitted a committee letter and a letter from a PhD who teaches at a DO school.

I did have shadowing experiences with two DOs, but I had the MD write my letter b/c he knew me the best.

Good to know. Like in my previous post I have DO experience, just not enough to get a LOR and not enough time to get one between now and then.

An MD I have shadowed will be writing my letter. Also getting letters from an office of social workers who refer clients for speech therapy/evals.

CCOM has said I'm above and beyond the criteria for clinical exp. :D
 

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I just read your update post.

The letter i got was from a DO whom i shadowed for 1/2 a day. I had discussed with her previously why I am shadowing and that i will request a LOR. Most DO's will give it to you i think. If you ask your pcp w/o even shadowing i think he/she would be able to write one.
 

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Shouldn't you have enough time to get a DO letter by the end of April also....

Not unless I just waltz into my PCP's office and ask for one without being able to shadow.

I have the MCAT in May, Orgo II, Physics II, and I own my own therapy practice and have to manage it, too, so my time is extremely limited.

I suppose I could ask my PCP to meet with me on a Saturday (I think he has Sat. office hours) and request a letter from him.
 

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I just read your update post.

The letter i got was from a DO whom i shadowed for 1/2 a day. I had discussed with her previously why I am shadowing and that i will request a LOR. Most DO's will give it to you i think. If you ask your pcp w/o even shadowing i think he/she would be able to write one.

Ahhh... good call - I might do that, maybe even after the MCAT is done and classes are over.
 

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I got into CCOM with only an MD letter. It never came up in my interview either.
 
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