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DO transfer to MD

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by FoxyDoc, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. FoxyDoc

    FoxyDoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 2000
    I was wondering if anyone knows which MD schools will consider accepting DO students? In what year does such a transfer usually occur? Thanks for your help!
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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Transfers in medical school are only INTO the third-year. Most med schools require that a student complete at least 50% of his work in that school before graduating. It's kind of a stupid rule considering that transfers are only considered into the third-year class, but that's the official rule.

    The only US MD school that comes to mind which allows DO transfers is George Washington University in DC.
  4. rpames

    rpames Optometrist 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Oshkosh, WI
    I don't know of any school in particular, but I do know they want to hear a damn good reason for transfering between allipathic and oseopathic.
  5. dvdrv31

    dvdrv31 Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    what is the deal with this? they're both doctors.
  6. Boomer

    Boomer Supreme Sooner Member 15+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 1999
    In a house
    Actually, any school wants a damn good reason for transferring, regardless of if it's DO to DO, MD to MD, or DO to's not like undergrad where you can just say "Well, I'm tired of this school, let's try a new one."

    In addition to what Tim mentioned, I also know that the University of Oklahoma and the University of Indiana will consider transfers from DO programs, but, again, your reason has to be compelling. Generally speaking, just saying, "Well, I'm a state resident, and if you let me transfer I'll save 10 grand a year" isn't going to cut it.

    Basically, the answer is yes, it is possible to transfer DO --> MD, but not likely.

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