No I didn’t. I applied to LMU, CalState Fullerton, Temple, and Meredith in NC. I like LMU overall the best & the only doctors I have shadowed were all D.O.. & there are ways to beef up your D.O applications. Also too, the last doctor that I shadowed told me that the timeline is nice but its better to take your time and end up where you belong than to be an applicant that just gets somewhere because it’s going to be a tough road and you should want to be somewhere you enjoy. I am young and this my second career, if I have to wait an extra year, I will just either work in my first career field or just relax & spend time with my kid. So the wait/rush for me isn’t as important as it ia for some other people.
hi! Just wondering why you didn’t decide to do the LMU post bac. Also, just wondering If were you able to connect with any recent alumni from The program prior to applying?
money. After talking with the admissons department for the med school I wanted to attend, I decided to just go the community college route. It’s $5,000 versus $45,000. I’m a strong student, so i figured I can do it on my own. Financial aid is extremely slow to respond and I felt like it was setup that way purposely to keep deposits because they responded 4 months after I submitted the fafsa. I also haven’t found anyone willing to respond about their experience... lastly, the cohort vibe that was discussed in the interview doesn’t seem to be there and they don’t have any ways of connecting students with each other except orientation.... At that point, I just took the loss on the deposit and decided to go the cheaper route if I was going to do everything on my own. Plus, I just downloaded a premed schedule from different PostBacs and undergrad programs and put together my own schedule.
Would you please share what factors did you consider before deciding to choose the CC route? Did the adcom at the med school tell you CC is ok? I thought there was a stigma among adcoms with pre-reqs taken at a CC vs. 4-yr University. Well I have a below average cGPA, that's why I chose formal post-bacc since I don't have my undergrad GPA working for me, so figured to take the formal post-bacc route at a university to show adcoms my academic competencies.Just an update.. im not going to the program...