JO300

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why some time the DO schools ask during the interviwe if we applied to MD schools?
and if the answer is yes or no how will effect their dicision?
do the DO schools know if we applied to MD school?

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I don't think they know unless we tell them. When I was asked this question during my interview I was honest and told them I was applying to quite a few allopathic schools. I was accepted, so I don't think they really care, as long as you show genuine interest in osteopathy.
 

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I always phrased it as a numbers game. I wanted to get into medical school this cycle so I applied to both. Then you throw in the comment that osteopathic schools have raised the reputation over the last 100 years that I do not see a difference in the basic education then <insert some osteopathic spiel>
 
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i was asked...i told...i still got in...the adcom know that the more competitive appliacants will almost always be applying to both.
 

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at MSUCOM, my interviewer asked where else I had interviewed, and I told him Wayne State and Umich. So, he knew that I applied MD as well. The bottom line is this: the practice of medicine, whether you are MD or DO, is exactly the same in almost all cases. I think only 5% of DOs actually use OMM. Physicians know this...so if you just want to be a physician and don't care about MD or DO, there is nothing wrong with admitting that. I did get admitted to MSU COM by the way, so being honest did not hurt me.
 

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I find it extremely unethical for schools to ask what other schools you have applied to, DO or allopathic. It really is non of the admissions committee's business and should not hinder/help any applicant gain admission.

I was asked at one of my interviews all the schools I applied to and my status at the school without beign asked why I chose to apply to MD school as well.... I found the question to be inappropriate especailly cause I feel I can defend my real interest in osteopathic medicine and reason for applying to MD school.
 

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kahoo99 said:
i was asked...i told...i still got in...the adcom know that the more competitive appliacants will almost always be applying to both.
Same happened to me at the interview. I still got in so there's no.
 

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I applied to both. I told WVSOM I applied to both. I got accepted to both.
Now you see where I ended up.

I don't think it really makes a difference if you goto the place you feel is the best fit for you personally. I was honest with everyone I interviewed with. It worked for me.

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i interviewed at 3 osteopathic schools. only one of them asked me, but it was a generic question, just conversational, after the official interview part was over. my interviewer was just curious as to what other schools i was interested in. i was honest about applying to both, i told her my main goal was to stay close to home. no one really seemed to care. i think they assume everyone, at the very minimum, has at least tried to apply to their local state MD school, etc.
 

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I was asked and I just answered that I applied to my state school since it was the best financial choice for me. I decided not to mention how MANY MD schools I applied out of fear that it may give them the impression that I only did DOs as an afterthought (I didn't). All in all, telling them the truth and giving them practical reasons for doing so (maximizing chances, staying in one location etc) seems good enough. That school that asked me this was also the first school to accept me, so I don't think it hurt my app at all. ;)
 
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