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Extremely disadvantaged residency applicant

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by dangerousmind, May 16, 2014.

  1. dangerousmind


    May 16, 2014
    I am not matched many times. I am considering to quit my tech job and to do full time research at a prestigious professor's lab for 1-2 years. In the meantime, I want to get a DO degree to use it as a connection to DO residencies. Which one will be better choice? Please kindly advise. Thank you! Meanwhile, I can apply to those states without attempts and year limits. Is my dream to complete physicians' residency in the U.S. still accomplishable?
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  3. Chickenandwaffles

    Chickenandwaffles Banned Banned

    Mar 20, 2014
    No offense, but improving your English is essential. It's unlikely that you could get into a DO school if you can't get into residency. It's easier to get into residency than medical school in the US. Most med schools in the US only accept US citizens or green card holders.

    I think looking into allied health career might be a better option in your case.
  4. sb247

    sb247 mean I got in? 5+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Galt's Gulch
    are you checking for family med/psych/ped residencies that had open spaces and applying to them?
    did you go to a carribean "big 4", other carribean, or other country medical school?
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  5. RadOncDoc21

    RadOncDoc21 7+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2010
    Can you still apply to med schools if you're already a physician?
  6. shiftingmirage

    shiftingmirage 10+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    My understanding is one cannot apply to allo if already a physician, but one can apply to osteo.
  7. SouthernSurgeon

    SouthernSurgeon Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Still is not common at all, and is likely on a case by case basis and only at some DO schools.

    Also doesn't sound like the OP understands that getting a DO degree would be a four year, full time effort.
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  8. Chickenandwaffles

    Chickenandwaffles Banned Banned

    Mar 20, 2014
    Not common but can be done at DO schools yep. I even met someone on the Iv trail who was a doctor in their native country and was doing DO school here.
  9. Raryn

    Raryn Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist Physician 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Of course, no DO school will take you without 90 credits worth of undergrad in the US or Canada, so that's a pretty long haul...
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  10. BlondeDocteur

    BlondeDocteur 10+ Year Member

    Are any of those fifth pathway programs still open?
  11. Top Gun

    Top Gun 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    What about that émigré program at NYCOM. Could s/he qualify for that?
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  12. Elisabeth Kate

    Elisabeth Kate 2+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    NYCOM has a program for just this kind of thing. The OP could most certainly apply to a program like that and become a DO, opening the door to more residency options and giving him/her recent clinical experiences, letters of recommendation, and board scores. Also, there is nothing atrocious about the English the OP used. Yes, it's obvious English isn't the first language, but it's far from illiterate or even inadequate.

    OP, I would definitely apply to DO schools. You should contact someone at NYCOM for advice on how to go about the application process since your pre-reqs are likely several years old as is your MCAT score, if you ever took it.
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  13. rokshana

    rokshana Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    no, support for that stopped a while ago.

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