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DO and Canadians

Discussion in 'hSDN' started by vpv, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. vpv

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    Hey I just wanted to know how the AACOMAS calculate Canadian students GPA when they apply to Osteopathic schools. I feel that my first choice would be to stay within North America for my medical education, if I choose to pursue it and I don't really give a dog's behind about the "stigma" against the Osteopathic Doctors; after all, it is just a couple of letters.

    I understand that the AMCAS calculate GPAs for Americans and Canadians differently (ex. They would see a 90+ from an American institution as A~ while an 80+ from a Canadian institution would be considered A~)

    The source for AMCAS' calculation is:
    http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2008amcasgradeconversionguide.pdf

    Does AACOMAS use the same method that AMCAS does or do the DO schools treat Canadians similar to Americans, when calculating their GPAs?

    I highly appreciate any response provided.
    Thank you.
    vpv.
     
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  3. vpv

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    Ahh cmon ppl this is quite critical.. Bump!!
     
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    Post on Premed101. ;)

    I saw your posts there before.
     
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    No one is replying there as well... and I'd expect to find an answer here because well, most of the people attend an American university/med school. Perhaps they have come across Canadian GPA calculations for DO schools.
     
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    DO Schools use different scale from the AAMC system for sure. I heard they treat retaken courses differently.
     
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    retaken courses replace the grades, thus bumping your GPA.
     
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    Your best bet is to contact AACOMAS directly.

    http://www.aacom.org/about/pages/NewContactUsPage.aspx

    Best of luck, canook ;)
     
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