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  1. SCHOOCH

    SCHOOCH Member
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    When the secondary application asks for a "medical experience letter" Just exactly WHO do they want it from? A former employer, a DO I have shadowed, any info would be appreciated.
     
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    they want a letter from a physician (MD or DO).

    what do they ask for in the secondary? a preproessional commitee letter and a phsician rec? or 2 science profs and a physician rec? or either? im asking because i havent received my secondary yet.

    does every applicant get a secondary from des moines? or do they screen applicants?

    could u post ur undergard stats?

    good luck


     
  3. bmed_99

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    i know that the "medical evaluator" is a physician (DO or MD) because i spoke with an advisor at the school (Mr. Duane Murray)

    When did u send in your ACOMAS application?

    When did u receive ur secondary?


     
  4. DDuncan

    DDuncan Senior Member
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    check out: http://www.dsmu.edu/coms/applying.htm
    http://www.dsmu.edu/coms/2000supp.pdf

    that has the secondary you can download. it is a PDF file, so you will need the adobe acrobat.

    I would wait to send the secondary until they send you one, but it is nice to have it done, and ready to go when you get it.

    --Derek
     
  5. SCHOOCH

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    You are correct DO NOT SEND THEM ANYTHING until they ask for it. But as you mentioned it will not hurt to go ahead and get your ducks in a row.
     
  6. JasonLMusser

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    Hi. Speaking as a MS2 at DMU, one of the medical experience letters preferably needs to be from a physician (possibly one you've followed/shadowed). The other letter can be from a science teacher/panel/etc. Remember though, it's better to have someone who knows you write about you, than someone who couldn't pick you out of a line-up, so to speak. Good luck and I hope to see you at school.
     

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