DO Schools with low amount of students accepting offer

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Hello,
I wanted to see if there were any schools that have not met their quotas for the amount of students they’d like to have for the upcoming class. I’m thinking about applying to those schools. Any advice helps!

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First go to the AACOMAS portal and see if any schools are still accepting primary applications.
Many have already reached their submission deadline.
 
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First go to the AACOMAS portal and see if any schools are still accepting primary applications.
Many have already reached their submission deadline.
Thanks for the advice. It seems most of the schools have deadlines in March April.
 
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This is an interesting approach however the schools I’ve seen in the past couple cycles don’t start really scrounging for students until after the app deadlines. May be worth a Reddit/sdn deep dive to see which schools offered spots to students for the cycle before the one they applied for. That would be a pretty obvious sign they’re having trouble filling their classes. I’m pretty sure I saw a post about Touro-Montana doing that last year. Regardless, if you have at all competitive stats it might be worth waiting until next cycle. Schools not being able to fill their classes is usually due to unappealing reasons more than just location.
 
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Touro University Nevada (TUNCOM) has done some bizarre things to fill their class very late. My theory is that they hold out for relatively high stat applicants. A couple years ago they didn’t fill their class from the closing cycle so offered admission to several students who had just submitted apps, to start same week rather than same time next year, which is what they intended when they applied.

I believe one of the new Rocky Vista University campuses did something similar in the past couple years.
 
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Podiatry schools. Pharmacy schools.
Pharmacy seems promising if you know what you are getting into, Podiatry seems sketchy because a ton of people who didn't get into med schools go there and yet the range of practice is niche. I'm sure it can go well but there is a risk of ending up like many of the Carribean students who have a hard time matching/practicing how and where they want.
 
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Podiatry makes bank. My friend is a country podiatrist and is VERY successful. Their niche is gait, sports injuries, orthotically and surgically correcting foot deformities, diabetic foot care and wound care to name some issues they treat. In my experience, they are surgically quite skillful when staying in their lane. As an anesthesiologist, I used to get paid to watch people operate. The superior surgeons make the procedure look so easy that for a minute I believe I could do it . I always like working with the Pods.
 
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Podiatry makes bank. My friend is a country podiatrist and is VERY successful. Their niche is gait, sports injuries, orthotically and surgically correcting foot deformities, diabetic foot care and wound care to name some issues they treat. In my experience, they are surgically quite skillful when staying in their lane. As an anesthesiologist, I used to get paid to watch people operate. The superior surgeons make the procedure look so easy that for a minute I believe I could do it . I always like working with the Pods.
Isn't podiatry saturated?
 
Isn't podiatry saturated?
I notice the schools are trying to recruit people a lot which seems a bit odd. I also still get ads from Ross U and other money hustling schools so I get very skeptical of the authenticity of these places.

I was actually pretty stupid in college and applied to some place that was pretty good, but not really worth it, in part due to targeted ads I got in Sophomore year of High School.

I've noticed even with stuff like blatantly obvious scams sometimes I almost want to believe them out of hope, even though intellectually it is clear they are bs.
 
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I looked a bit more into Podiatry and honestly I am very skeptical about it being worth it. Seems like it is a bit easier to get in but the salary is not great considering the amount of work and debt seem really similar to many physicians (and probably higher than certain nonsurgical specialties in many cases). Their residencies sound pretty intensive as well and there is much less prestige, respect, and demand.

You have very similar courses to MD and DO schools but very limited options (in medical school I can at least work towards going into Cardiology, PM&R, Psychiatry, IM, or many other things and all have better compensation and a few may have better hours when compared to podiatry.). You are locked in to a smaller niche at the start as well so you want to be sure it is your interest and I would not suggest it just as a back up plan. Might sound like I'm dissing on the field but honestly I think the people in it are hard working and knowledgeable but getting a really bad deal (check their forums on SDN here)
 
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I looked a bit more into Podiatry and honestly I am very skeptical about it being worth it. Seems like it is a bit easier to get in but the salary is not great considering the amount of work and debt seem really similar to many physicians (and probably higher than certain nonsurgical specialties in many cases). Their residencies sound pretty intensive as well and there is much less prestige, respect, and demand.

You have very similar courses to MD and DO schools but very limited options (in medical school I can at least work towards going into Cardiology, PM&R, Psychiatry, IM, or many other things and all have better compensation and a few may have better hours when compared to podiatry.). You are locked in to a smaller niche at the start as well so you want to be sure it is your interest and I would not suggest it just as a back up plan. Might sound like I'm dissing on the field but honestly I think the people in it are hard working and knowledgeable but getting a really bad deal (check their forums on SDN here)
Well, it's up to you. Of course it's a niche practice and if you want to compete with ortho fellowship trained foot specialists in an urban area, it could be tight. Go to the suburbs or in the country and you will have many more patient encounters. My buddy is a country podiatrist, bought into a surgery center, and quite frankly, if he dropped his checkbook in the parking lot, I'd burn mine. It's not for everyone, but a viable option to be a physician and stay in the states. Regardless of which way you go, good luck and best wishes!
 
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Well, it's up to you. Of course it's a niche practice and if you want to compete with ortho fellowship trained foot specialists in an urban area, it could be tight. Go to the suburbs or in the country and you will have many more patient encounters. My buddy is a country podiatrist, bought into a surgery center, and quite frankly, if he dropped his checkbook in the parking lot, I'd burn mine. It's not for everyone, but a viable option to be a physician and stay in the states. Regardless of which way you go, good luck and best wishes!
I'm already past the point of thinking of that, I was just here to respond to pre meds.

If someone can run their own business and/or work with orthos in a good arrangement it can be fulfilling, but given some grievances posted by pods on here it seems that some reasons people think of entering (better work life balance, pay, and physician prestige) are not really what they are cracked up to be for most. I'm not sure about the exact training but it seems to be very similar to med schools but with a lot more limitations on the options. DO and Carribean also have the trade offs of being easier to get in but more limited choices (to WILDLY varying degree though, DO options depend on the school and they can specialize to many fields with some more difficulty but aren't really different from many MDs in the long run, but I would not be caught dead recommending Carribean to anyone)

Podiatry is a noble field but as I said I do want to be sure people don't view it as a "back up" field or somehow think it will be less intense or they'll be better off unless they are genuinely interested in it on here.
 
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