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Hello!
I am currently in a Texas community college taking basic prerequisites.
I am looking to become a DO. What is the next best step to take?
If I go ahead and transfer to a 4-year university to get my bacc, will anything I've done at the community college count? I've only been here a year so I am not afraid to start over.

Thank you!
 

djtallahassee

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You did step 1 right of living in Texas lol(although not so much for DO). It all counts. Read through some FAQs and get a grasp of it all.


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Coltuna

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Hello!
I am currently in a Texas community college taking basic prerequisites.
I am looking to become a DO. What is the next best step to take?
If I go ahead and transfer to a 4-year university to get my bacc, will anything I've done at the community college count? I've only been here a year so I am not afraid to start over.

Thank you!
Don't limit yourself to DO in TX. I think I heard the other day that they have at 8 in state MD schools or something crazy like that? lol
 
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Don't limit yourself to DO in TX. I think I heard the other day that they have at 8 in state MD schools or something crazy like that? lol
Oh for sure. I don't plan on staying in Texas, but that's where I am right now.
 

drlemons

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Which medical school prerequisite courses, if any, have you completed at community college? You won't need to start over when you transfer to a 4 year. You'll just need to take more/upper division science courses at the 4 year to show you can handle the rigor. I'm a fellow Texas resident who also started at community college and transferred to a university. Unless you're particularly passionate about osteopathic medicine, I recommend considering Texas MD schools as well. Let me know if you have any other questions!


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Which medical school prerequisite courses, if any, have you completed at community college? You won't need to start over when you transfer to a 4 year. You'll just need to take more/upper division science courses at the 4 year to show you can handle the rigor. I'm a fellow Texas resident who also started at community college and transferred to a university. Unless you're particularly passionate about osteopathic medicine, I recommend considering Texas MD schools as well. Let me know if you have any other questions!


Thank you!
So far I have taken Anatomy and physiology 1 and 2, statistics, nutrition, and psychology.
I will look into the MD schools. I was thinking DO because I like their method of diagnosis and treatment better, but I will look at them both.
 
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