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Medical I am applying to DO schools and wanted to reach out to a DO doctor to shadow...but COVID - what do I do?

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Hello,

I was planning on shadowing a DO doctor before applying to DO schools once I returned from teaching English abroad in February...but obviously non-medical-scribe shadowing is out of the question right now. I'm not sure on how to proceed. Should I wait and see if I can shadow in June before submitting my application or am I done for?
Have you at least shadowed an MD(s)?
 
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Yes, I currently am a medical scribe.
Have you interacted with DOs during your scribing?

Only a few DO schools require a DO LOR. For the rest of us (including mine), having an MD LOR (and shadowing) won't hurt your app, but having a DO LOR and shadowing will definitely help.
 
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Are you shadowing because you want to see if DOs do things differently or are you shadowing to check off the "shadowed a DO" box? If it's the former, I can assure you there is zero difference in how DOs practice medicine compared to MDs. If you want to actually see OMM, you need to shadow a DO who specializes in OMM.
 
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