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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by appledumpling, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. appledumpling

    appledumpling Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Hi everyone.

    I'll make this short and sweet. I decided late in the game to apply to DO schools. It took me a while to open my eyes to osteopathic medicine and realize that was the field for me.

    I finished my AACOMAS app this past Tuesday and e-delivered it. I know it's late, but do you guys think I stand a chance this late in the game? My MCAT data is 8,9,10 and my GPA is 3.45. I've also had plenty of exposure to medicine. Please be honest; did I screw myself over by waiting this late?? Do you guys have any helpful advice?

    Thanks in advance for reading this.
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  3. tnt3

    tnt3 Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    new york
    I don't really know but it seems you have good enough stats to get into osteopathic schools. I turned it my application really late too (9/17). And, my MCAT and GPA are lower than yours but I'm hoping I'll still get accepted somewhere. Don't worry too much (i'm trying to tell myself the same thing). I'm sure there lots of other people who waited awhile to turn in their applications. Let's just wait and see.
    Good luck to you though.
  4. PalCareGrl

    PalCareGrl Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2001
    Hi, I have a friend with similar stats and she didn't apply until late October last year and she is a first year student at LECOM this year. She also got in to OUCOM (the two DO schools that she applied to). You definitely have a chance, if this is what you want then go for it. Best of luck - keep us posted! :)
  5. rickmyster78

    rickmyster78 Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Syracuse, NY
    I definitely think you have a chance. My friend is a MS2 at an osteopathic school and he applied in november and received interview in march, got waitlisted and finally got in. You have pretty good stats (esp. your MCAT, which is above average accepted MCAT in most osteo schools).
  6. appledumpling

    appledumpling Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Thanks for your responses! You guys are really supportive. I'll definitely keep you posted. I'm just praying that by the the time my application gets processed, it's not too late.

    Thanks again.
  7. innerpower

    innerpower Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2001
    Chino Hills
    I just wanted to add a pointer here.

    When you get your secondaries, try to turn those in as soon as you can.

    This doesn't mean that you should rush through them and be sloppy about it.

    Spend some good quality of time on them, and turned those in ASAP.

    That should speed things up a little bit.

    Good Luck!


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