I need a little help deciding

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  1. madamebovary

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    I'm not sure whether i should choose to go to a seven year combined med program (bs/DO) or just go to ucla?- any thoughts
     
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    I think if I could go back I would do a combined degree
     
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    Personally, I'd go to UCLA....but then again, I chose to apply to MD schools and not DO. I'd just do a little research on DO vs MD before you decide (search the forums, but make sure you look in both pre-allo and pre-osteo to get both sides of the story).
     
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    why do you want to close your doors to the MD path so early? unless you're sure you want to practice as a DO, then there seems no need to commit yourself at this stage.
     
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    the thing is that the program is non-binding to that med school.
     
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    go to ucla. even if you do mediocre you'll be able to get into every DO school on the planet.

    in addition, undergrad is fun, why would you want to cut that short?
     
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    What school/schools is it with?
     
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    pitzer college/ western university of health and science
     
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    ucla for sure.
     
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    well i have to decide by may 1st, so its coming close
     
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    I'd still go to UCLA...

    Have you thought about what sort of medicine you want to practice? What kind of residency you think you'd like to persue (something to think about since, while certainly possible, it's a little harder to get into an allo residency with a DO degree).
     
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    im thinking either going into internal medicine or diagnostic radiology
     
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    UCLA for sure.
    Also you are asking on Pre-Allopathic Forum.
     
  15. madamebovary

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    yah i do realize a complete difference between the boards
    the DO one keeps going go to program
    while this side is ucla

    ok im going to visit ucla this weekend for their regents overnight- maybe that will clear things up
     

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