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Did I apply to enough DO schools...?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by laurenem, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. laurenem

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    Hi guys, I just wanted to get your opinion... am I applying to enough DO schools? check out my mdapps (5 DO, 19 MD). I haven't completed any secondaries yet (aacomas mailed 8/5, LOR's sent long time ago), but plan on doing UMDNJ this weekend cuz its on their website. I feel like I'm kinda late on the secondaries and am starting to think I should apply to more schools. What do you think, am I being paranoid or should I be concerned? Thanks in advance :)
     
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  3. Hardbody

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    IMHO, I think you applied to enough schools.
     
  4. laurenem

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    thanks, I was hoping for that answer :)
    this med school application stuff is just so random... I feel like you never know what could happen so I just want to play it safe.
     
  5. CatsandCradles

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    I took a look at your mdapplicants link, I think you will be fine. :luck:
     
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    your fine, i only applied to three. You are stat worthy
     
  7. dr.z

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    I think you applied to enough places.
     
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    You'll be fine. I had comparable stats, and I applied to UMDNJ-SOM, NYCOM, PCOM, UNECOM, and LECOM as well along with maybe 7 or so MD schools. I withdrew from LECOM (word of warning you need to have worked with an osteopathic physician and have them fill out a form for LECOM). I never heard from NYCOM, but got in at PCOM, UNECOM, and UMDNJ-SOM and one or two MD schools. I'm very happy with my choice.
     
  9. laurenem

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    thanks so much for the advice everyone

    I saw that for LECOM and wondered what the deal was. will a recommendation be ok? I shadowed a DO who then wrote a letter. I work as an MA for an MD right now but there is a DO joining the practice in a few weeks so I suppose I could always have her fill out the form if needed... but that'll delay my app cuz she doesn't really know me yet. It's interesting that you chose DO over MD. I might actually end up doing that also. What was your reasoning?
     
  10. scpod

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    Your DO doesn't actually HAVE to fill out the form. I think that's the best thing to do, but you can get by with just a letter on his/her letterhead. You also DON'T have to have shadowed the DO. All you need is a letter. That tells them that you have at least taken the time to meet a DO and they consider you to be worthy.
     
  11. laurenem

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    yeah I know that you don't have to shadow, but I decided that would be the easiest way of doing it. I got the letter months ago so I really hope lecom doesn't care too much that they're not getting the form filled out...
     
  12. Monkey12

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    Hey we have really similar stats! Good luck! I'm just trying to get a good list of DO schools as well, so far I'm thinking Des Moines, Midwestern, Michigan, and PCOM?
     

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