SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Chances of making it into a DO school in the U.S. or outside the U.S.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by BernzFerguson, May 17, 2007.

  1. BernzFerguson

    BernzFerguson Go Lakers! 2+ Year Member

    11
    0
    Jan 10, 2007
    Hi, if anybody could please help me and give me their opinion on my chances of making into DO school for this Fall 2008 class, here is my info:
    GPA: 3.4
    MCAT: 21Q
    Extracurricular: Volunteered at hospital for about a year and a half, also research in Neuropsychological studies
    Letters of Rec: probably standard quality
    Are there any schools out there from anybody's recollection that would give me a shot?
    Should I even bother applying? Or should I retake the MCAT (I'm not sure of how much better I can do on the test)?
    Please HELP
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

    2,422
    0
    Oct 1, 2006
    It's okay newbie ... however, please refer to the "what are my dubious chances ..." thread. All will be answered then.
     
  4. bwells46

    bwells46 MD, MPH, MSM 10+ Year Member

    998
    4
    Jun 29, 2005
    Stony Brook, NY
    I don't think there are DO schools outside the US.
     
  5. boodthedog

    boodthedog Members Only 2+ Year Member

    224
    0
    Jan 18, 2007
    I think there are DO schools outside of the US, but they only teach manipulation.
     
  6. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

    2,422
    0
    Oct 1, 2006
    Correct.
     
  7. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    991
    1
    Oct 12, 2005
    My guess is the OP hasn't yet mastered the art of effective writing.
    Folks, I think what we're looking at is one of those infamous "DO vs IMG" questions; not "US DO vs non-US DO".
     
  8. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

    778
    4
    Jan 24, 2007
    CA
    I believe you are most correct!

    So...
    is it (Green Eggs) and Ham, or is it Green (Eggs and Ham)? :D

    I believe we're dealing with one of those situations. :)
     
  9. Kappy1

    Kappy1 Bleach and Glass Cleaner 5+ Year Member

    617
    0
    Feb 28, 2007
    In my Imagination
    I believe you need to do a couple points better on the MCAT 2-5. Study hard and I'm sure you can pull yourself up a few points. If you do get a 23 or 24 the next time around you will still need to pump up that GPA. To do that take undergrad courses in a number of different fields at the lowest level possible many of those courses are easier and can help boost the GPA. With a 23 or 24 MCAT you will need a overall GPA somewhere in the 3.7's or 3.8's and a 3.5-3.6 science GPA. If you don't believe you could do any better than look into med-schools abroud. It is a good option if you don't mind relocating. The other option is Podiatry School. It has many specialties, you can prescribe medications, and make a decent living about 136,000 dollars. I hope you get into the school of your choice. Good Luck!!!:luck: :luck: :luck:
     

Share This Page