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Education major wanting to become a DO!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Doctortobee, Nov 25, 1999.

  1. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hi!!

    I just found this board!!!

    I am a junior education major with a stong desire to become a DO.

    A little about myself:
    -3.9 GPA
    -Special Olympics volunteer coach and unified partner
    -Member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies
    -I have a stong tendency to go after whatever I want and not stop until I get it.

    Currently I am am shadowing my Orthopedic Surgeon who is a DO. He is also a clinical faculty member at OUCOM. It has been an absolutely amazing experience. I even was allowed to go into surgery with him!!!

    There are several reasons why I want to become a DO. First of all, I wholeheartly believe in it's principles. Since shadowing my DO, I have found that DO's take a more personable approach to medicine. I stongly believe that doctors need to treat the person first and the disease second.

    Anyway, here is my situation. I have 3 more semesters left to finish my BS degree. I plan to enroll as a Post-Baculaurate to obtain my prerequisite courses to apply to med school.

    Any advice??
     
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  3. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    If this is what you want to do then go for it. I would just recomend you spend as much time as you can with a DO. I found it to be a very rewarding experience and helped to remind me during the less exciting kinds of undergrad work why I was there. Good Luck!!

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    Carrie
    KCOM '03
     
  4. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sorry, the fingers were not working when I was typing...I meant "wholeheartedly"
     
  5. UHS2002

    UHS2002 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Why don't you try to take some of the pre-recs now?!
     
  6. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I would love to take some of the prerequisites next semester, but I student teach and all the classes I need are in the morning. I'm taking a few this summer...
     

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