Whatever trolly mctrollerson. Do a google search.booboo said:thanks for replying
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I'm sorry to see that your original question still hasn't been answered. Often times people aren't very helpful around here.booboo said:
The truth is DO schools are filled with people who either were rejected from MD schools or realized that they couldn't compete with other MD applicants.Zomo33 said:DO is better than MD by far. They learn an extra OMM class. MD is not as great as DO. that's why it's so hard to get in a DO school becuase there's so few. There's like 100 MD schools? DO only has 22. so it's way harder to become a DO. u have more prestige as a D.O. because you are the elite and there's less.
Would it be possible to step down from your pedestal and develop a little maturity? I mean, this is so predictable for the pre-allo forum. Don't you realize that there are probably higher beings looking down at 'you' and realizing how pathetic 'you' are? At the very least, you should show a little humility.JAMMAN said:Haha. Are you for real? DO you really believe what you just wrote? The truth is DO schools are filled with people who either were rejected from MD schools or realized that they couldn't compete with other MD applicants.
'Slightly' less competitive? If you consider the fact that all of the competition went to an MD school, then they aren't that competitive at all.yposhelley said:The DO schools are slightly less competetive to get into than MD schools-it is true the average MCAT is several points lower for DO schools, with the GPA being one to two points lower. Plus they tend to look at other aspects of your application (ECs) and not just write you off if your grades aren't perfect the way MD schools can (and often do).
yposhelley said:Would it be possible to step down from your pedestal and develop a little maturity? I mean, this is so predictable for the pre-allo forum. Don't you realize that there are probably higher beings looking down at 'you' and realizing how pathetic 'you' are? At the very least, you should show a little humility.
A typical response.JAMMAN said:'Slightly' less competitive? If you consider the fact that all of the competition went to an MD school, then they aren't that competitive at all.
MD schools do look at 'other aspects of your application' when deciding who gets in and they don't 'write you off" just because your grades aren't perfect. These are both common misconceptions stated by those who fail to gain entrance into a US allopathic program.
Like it or not...the truth of the matter is that my statement is correct.
yposhelley said:MD schools often don't even glance at your ECs when deciding who to give interviews, if your grades aren't up to their standards-they are much more likely to write you off for lower than average grades than are DO schools.
JAMMAN said:ECs are considered when granting interviews. If your ECs cannot compensate for a lower GPA, then you don't get an interview. So, get your grades up to their standards, accept the facts or stop making excuses.
Thanks for the insightful post.janis said:It is true that it is easier to get into Osteopathic Schools than Allopathic. The differences, as I understand them, go back to philosophical worldviews about medicine.You can easily find this out on the internet, I won't waste space here. Now, however, I think the two have gotten very similiar. There is more prestige in being an MD, it certainly appears to be that way in the mind of some of the arrogant posters.
My husband has been practising medicine for 25 years, some very excellent doctors he knows are DOs (and he didn't even realize it). And he has known some really lousy MDs. He is an MD. The key is to try to get an allopathic residency. Then you are free to excell at what you do. If my son or daughter did not have the grades or MCAT for the overly competitive arena of allopathic medical schools, I would promote their efforts to go to D.O. school (or Europe or the Carribbean for that matter). In the end everyone will still call you doctor and you can be compassionate and respected. It all has to do with the type of person that you are. Some of the best test-takers and book smart people make really lousy doctors. We have seen many fall on their face. And I can tell you, the worst characteristic of a doctor (oh, you will find this out) is arrogance.
So, do not give up your dream to be a healer if you get shut out by American Allopathic Schools. There are other ways to learn to care for people and whether you are an M.D. physician or a D.O. physician in the same hospital, the pay will be the same.
It probably would not be a good idea to take advice from pre-medical students on this forum, as they likely don't know their knee from their elbow in regards to how things work in real life.booboo said:
if you got accepted to both MD and DO, then perhaps you were MD caliber to begin with. i've applied to MD schools for three years, got one interview the first year, and nothing the next two. i applied to DO schools this year, and got into 3 of them no sweat. try to find someone who applied to both and got into 3 MD schools but got not even an interview from any DO schools, and you'd be hard pressed. i'm not saying MDs are better than DOs. i think they're fairly equal when you get to the actual practice of medicine, but you're mistaken if you believe that their admissions standards are equal. most DOs are people who couldn't get into MD schools.OSUdoc08 said:I was accepted to D.O. schools and M.D. schools. For all of you who said that D.O.'s are people who cannot get into M.D. schools, your arguments have been silenced.
Yes, its true because its written by some M.D, who happens to be biased against D.Os. The facts are that D.Os go through the exact same curriculum as M.Ds with the addition of OMT, the intensity/difficulty/course load at an average D.O school is comparable to that of an average M.D school, and D.Os have the same income, so get over it.JAMMAN said:Yes, it is true.
Yah cuz we din't lurn that cuz we dont take OMT cuz pre-allo peeple r stoopid!!!!!!!1111!!!OSUdoc08 said:It probably would not be a good idea to take advice from pre-medical students on this forum, as they likely don't know their knee from their elbow in regards to how things work in real life.
No one was offended by the fact that MCAT and GPA averages are lower at DO schools.stinkycheese said:ther?
I also don't understand why whenever someone brings up the simple fact that DO schools have lower average GPA's and MCAT's than allo schools, they are attacked. It's the truth!!! If it makes you feel badly about where you go to school, then that is your problem -- no one is saying that it means DO training is of a lesser quality, just that admissions credentials are generally different for the two sets of schools.