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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by madamebovary, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

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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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  3. PlayMeSomeMusic

    PlayMeSomeMusic Always waiting... Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    I think if I could go back I would do a combined degree
     
  4. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

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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).
     
  5. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  6. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

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    the thing is that the program is non-binding to that med school.
     
  7. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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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?
     
  8. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

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    What school/schools is it with?
     
  9. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

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    pitzer college/ western university of health and science
     
  10. chickenlittle84

    chickenlittle84 2+ Year Member

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    ucla for sure.
     
  11. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

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    well i have to decide by may 1st, so its coming close
     
  12. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

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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).
     
  13. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

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    im thinking either going into internal medicine or diagnostic radiology
     
  14. byong_soo

    byong_soo Member 5+ Year Member

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    UCLA for sure.
    Also you are asking on Pre-Allopathic Forum.
     
  15. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

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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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