Do DO schools use yield protection like MD?

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I am applying to both MD and DO programs (mostly MD) and have relatively competitive scores for MD admission. Will DO schools assume I am applying there as a "safety school" and therefore reject me because they think I wouldn't actually attend?
 

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Possibly.

My gf had a 508 MCAT and 4.0 GPA - too low for MD, too high for DO.

She netted several acceptances in the end (1 MD and 2 or 3 DO), however I think she felt bc her stats were btwn both allopathic and osteopathic averages, she was sort of pushed aside.

She ended up going DO.
 

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My gf had a 508 MCAT and 4.0 GPA - too low for MD, too high for DO.

She netted several acceptances in the end (1 MD and 2 or 3 DO), however I think she felt bc her stats were btwn both allopathic and osteopathic averages, she was sort of pushed aside.

She ended up going DO.

My stats were almost identical (508/3.89), but I only applied to TCOM through TMDSAS so n=1...

I got a very early interview the literal same day that my application was complete and matched on match day (I did NOT receive a pre-match acceptance and know many people with lower stats who did).

Do what you will with this anecdote.
 

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My gf had a 508 MCAT and 4.0 GPA - too low for MD, too high for DO.

She netted several acceptances in the end (1 MD and 2 or 3 DO), however I think she felt bc her stats were btwn both allopathic and osteopathic averages, she was sort of pushed aside.

She ended up going DO.
Let's put a stake in this notion: There is no such thing as "too high for DO".
 
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My gf had a 508 MCAT and 4.0 GPA - too low for MD, too high for DO.

She netted several acceptances in the end (1 MD and 2 or 3 DO), however I think she felt bc her stats were btwn both allopathic and osteopathic averages, she was sort of pushed aside.

She ended up going DO.

You sir just blew the minds of all SDN gunners. Taking a DO acceptance over an MD? Suicidal!
I don't agree with the SDN sentiment FYI
 
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You sir just blew the minds of all SDN gunners. Taking a DO acceptance over an MD? Suicidal!
I don't agree with the SDN sentiment FYI
When you mix mental health (city she'd be happier in) + knowing she could get a 230+ on boards to net an academic IM residency, you don't rly care where you go and make a logical choice.

And I'm so glad she did, bc I never would have met her <33.
 
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When you mix mental health (city she'd be happier in) + knowing she could get a 230+ on boards to net an academic IM residency, you don't rly care where you go and make a logical choice.

And I'm so glad she did, bc I never would have met her <33.

I opted DO over MD for similar reasons.
 
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3.6/519 with DO acceptance here. Maybe some DO schools yield protect, but certainly not all of them.
 
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I opted DO over MD for similar reasons.
Although I didn't have the option to go MD; I chose my school over a "top 3 established DO schools" bc of location preference and 3rd year rotations hospital/city.

I've always tended to prefer a move farther from home. I perform better and stay more focused. I know this mentality isn't a common one but it works for me. Also, I am now lucky enough to be in Charleston for rotations, which was another reason I chose my current school.
 
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