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Chances at DO schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by sotvanpardis, May 15, 2018.

  1. sotvanpardis

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    Hi guys,

    So this is the first time I am posting here. I was wondering if I could get some feedback at my chances for DO schools with the following stats (I'm a Texas resident):
    GPA: 3.75 overall
    MCAT: 503 (I got a 123 on the verbal )
    1 year of research experience
    1 year of hospital volunteer experience
    8 months of hospice volunteer experience
    and 1.5 years of ongoing ER scribe job
    Thank you in advance for your help
     
  2. Radxical

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    Do you have any DO exposure? There's still time to try and shadow a DO doctor and possibly get a LoR.

    The stats look fine to me. But one of the biggest things is whether or not you're a good fit for their school. And that means being able to tell the difference between DO and MD, and having a good reason why you prefer DO (which would be difficult to explain if you have no DO exposure)

    GL
     
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    sotvanpardis

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    My DO exposure is minimal. I worked with 2-3 DOs at the ER during their shifts but my letter is from an MD.
     
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    Having a LOR from a DO would go a long way. Perhaps approaching one of the DO's you worked with is an option.
     
  5. keepItReal17

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    Stats look good. Write good essays, have people proof read them, and you should have a shot at getting in. Good luck!
     
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  6. Goro

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    You're fine for any DO school, including mine. Note: lacking a DO LOR won't hurt (except at schools that require one) but having one WILL help.
     

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