Is august too late? also should i bother applying to LECOM? : (

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i plan on submitting on august first -ish. i know that DO works on rolling admission but i heard that for some reason its not as strict, i was wonderign if august will seriously hinder my chances?

Also i have a 3.96 GPA and a 509 Mcat which on one hand i think is too low for USMD but too high for schools like LECOM (which i really wanna get accepted to). they might think im applying as a back up or something. do u guys think i have good chances of making it to lecom? i can provide my ECs too:



chem lab research volunteer;

hospice volunteer

hospital patient visiting at surgery clinic

blood pressure taker volunteer

hotline crisi texter

coach for specail olympics volunteer

food bank volunteer

soup kitchen voluteer

math tutor

VP at mental health club

student athlete mentor

job (pretty boring stuff just reading/sifting through paper)

volunteer for advocacy group for mental health (writing op eds and what not)

hobby; weight lifting

shadowing 2 diff specialies

*on average for each activity, it ranges from 100-200 hrs

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Where is your state of residence ? August is not late for DO school applications. Even October is not late.
 
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If you are concerned about DO schools being suspicious about applying to them as backup, consider what you might do to allay their concerns. Why DO? Why their school? Only apply to DO schools? Have a family member or personal physician who is a DO? Some things to consider. Good luck and best wishes!
 
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If you are concerned about DO schools being suspicious about applying to them as backup, consider what you might do to allay their concerns. Why DO? Why their school? Only apply to DO schools? Have a family member or personal physician who is a DO? Some things to consider. Good luck and best wishes!
for example i wanna get accepted to LECOM because they have an accelerated program to family medicine which i am interested in. I dont really plan on applying to other DO schools tbh
 
i plan on submitting on august first -ish. i know that DO works on rolling admission but i heard that for some reason its not as strict, i was wonderign if august will seriously hinder my chances?

Also i have a 3.96 GPA and a 509 Mcat which on one hand i think is too low for USMD but too high for schools like LECOM (which i really wanna get accepted to). they might think im applying as a back up or something. do u guys think i have good chances of making it to lecom? i can provide my ECs too:
We in the DO world already know that 95% of applicants apply to MD first, or MD+DO. We don't take it personally.

In no Universe is a 509 MCAT score too high for any DO school. My school gets applicants from the Ivies with > 90th%ile scores. So stop thinking like that. And you need more DO schools on your list than LECOM. Beggars can't choosy.
 
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for example i wanna get accepted to LECOM because they have an accelerated program to family medicine which i am interested in. I dont really plan on applying to other DO schools tbh
Well, if you are targeting a school, you need to let them know. Just saying you are my top choice may not convince them. They might want to see some onterest in Osteopathic medicine. Btw, lots of 509+ at my school too. You might re consider the 3 yr pathway as there is always the possibility you might want to change specialties down the road.
 
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Well, if you are targeting a school, you need to let them know. Just saying you are my top choice may not convince them. They might want to see some onterest in Osteopathic medicine. Btw, lots of 509+ at my school too. You might re consider the 3 yr pathway as there is always the possibility you might want to change specialties down the road.
the problem is that i feel that any speciality other than family medicine (internal medicine, pathology, peds) is too risky for DO. my top choice would be anesthesia, but family medicine is probably by top 2 or 3 so its not too bad
 
the problem is that i feel that any speciality other than family medicine (internal medicine, pathology, peds) is too risky for DO. my top choice would be anesthesia, but family medicine is probably by top 2 or 3 so its not too bad
As I said before, Beggars can't be choosy. You need to have deals schools on your list. And dos are not limited to just family medicine.
 
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As I said before, Beggars can't be choosy. You need to have deals schools on your list. And dos are not limited to just family medicine.
what is a deal school? also what about anesthesiology

Also what do you think of my extra curriculars
 
the problem is that i feel that any speciality other than family medicine (internal medicine, pathology, peds) is too risky for DO. my top choice would be anesthesia, but family medicine is probably by top 2 or 3 so its not too bad
Charting Outcomes 2022, it comes out every 2 yrs, shows 66% of DO seniors matched anesthesia. No word on 2023. So 2 out of 3 matched. It will get worse, but not impossible. Just keep an eye on the match game and play well. Target programs you would be competitive at. Consider it like getting g elected and have all the boxes checked. Check out several uni affiliate community programs, some are quite good. Putting together a competitive app is entirely up to you. All the best.
 
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Sorry, I meant DO schools. Damn autocorrect!

Fill out a WAMC template so we can see hours, not merely a list of activities.
250hrs chem lab research volunteer;

100hrs hospice volunteer

120hrs hospital patient visiting at surgery clinic

170hrs blood pressure taker volunteer

150hrs hotline crisi texter

80hrs coach for specail olympics volunteer

350hrsfood bank volunteer

150hrs soup kitchen voluteer

80hrs math tutor

180hrs VP at mental health club

180hrs student athlete mentor

200hrs job (pretty boring stuff just reading/sifting through paper)

150hrs volunteer for advocacy group for mental health (writing op eds and what not)

400hrs hobby; weight lifting

100hrs shadowing 2 diff specialies
 
250hrs chem lab research volunteer;

100hrs hospice volunteer

120hrs hospital patient visiting at surgery clinic

170hrs blood pressure taker volunteer

150hrs hotline crisi texter

80hrs coach for specail olympics volunteer

350hrsfood bank volunteer

150hrs soup kitchen voluteer

80hrs math tutor

180hrs VP at mental health club

180hrs student athlete mentor

200hrs job (pretty boring stuff just reading/sifting through paper)

150hrs volunteer for advocacy group for mental health (writing op eds and what not)

400hrs hobby; weight lifting

100hrs shadowing 2 diff specialies
Plenty of DO schools have avg MCAT of 507/508 so you’re really not that much above. You have a lot of volunteer jobs which is good but doesn’t seem like a lot of actual clinical experience. You can certainly apply to MD schools with your stats though, just be aware of the schools you pick based on avg mcat.
 
Plenty of DO schools have avg MCAT of 507/508 so you’re really not that much above. You have a lot of volunteer jobs which is good but doesn’t seem like a lot of actual clinical experience. You can certainly apply to MD schools with your stats though, just be aware of the schools you pick based on avg mcat.
fy, 90% of teh schools i contacted said they would consider crisis hotline as clinical

Also dr grey said to put it as clinical

Many ppl on sdn disagree tho, u might be one of them idk i could be wrong

Also i am canadian, it is impossible to find clincal activities. Paid clinical activities in canada only exist in dreams. volunteer is very hard to come buy.
 
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250hrs chem lab research volunteer;

100hrs hospice volunteer

120hrs hospital patient visiting at surgery clinic

170hrs blood pressure taker volunteer

150hrs hotline crisi texter

80hrs coach for specail olympics volunteer

350hrsfood bank volunteer

150hrs soup kitchen voluteer

80hrs math tutor

180hrs VP at mental health club

180hrs student athlete mentor

200hrs job (pretty boring stuff just reading/sifting through paper)

150hrs volunteer for advocacy group for mental health (writing op eds and what not)

400hrs hobby; weight lifting

100hrs shadowing 2 diff specialies
ECs are great!
 
509 isn’t a score where DO programs think you are applying purely as backup and will screen you out. 515 sure, 509 no. I am way dated on scores (used old test for my application) but last time I looked at premed forums the Touro CA and others like azcom were 507 avg
 
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I don't know who the 90% of medical schools are that were surveyed. That had not been my experience except only as an accommodation for the COVID-19 pandemic before vaccines were readily available.


Do you see what doctors do? How is a healthcare team involved? Do you enter information into an EHR?

These are simple questions where crisis text lines are not pointing towards a bona-fide clinical experience. It doesn't make the lists for PCE or HCE for physician assistant admissions (though someone correct me if that had changed).
 
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