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medical school blues

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by skippytoo, Jun 22, 2000.

  1. skippytoo

    skippytoo Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    I have applied to allopathic schools two years in a row and was either rejected or was put on a waiting list. I was thinking of applying again and including osteopathic medical schools. The reason that I didn't apply before (honest to GOD) was because I had never heard of it before until someone I knew recently said they had applied to an osteopathic school (Maybe I've been living a sheltered life). I've heard ( especially from some of the things I've read on this site ) that osteo schools hold it against you if you haven't applied to them before. Should I apply (I meet and exceed their minimum standards, but I still have yet to shadow a DO )
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  3. miglo

    miglo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 20, 1999
    Apply baby...I've applied 2x (allopathic only) and the 3rd time I applied to both programs. Why didnt I apply to DO before? Well I didnt discover this page till a year ago thats why. And honestly, I think I could have gotten in the 1st 2 times if I didnt half-ass it. Good luck!
  4. reed99

    reed99 Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2000
    San Antonio, TX USA
    I did not apply to DO programs during my first application cycle but did the second. I was honest about why I hadn't applied previously, I knew very little about osteopathic medicine. Before completing the osteo application I read up. ALOT. I think I put together a good application and I believe I came across as well-informed during the interview process. I also left my osteopathic interview convinced that if I had to reapply a third time it would be osteopathic only- it was a great fit for me. Don't let your past deter you- D.O. it!

    [This message has been edited by reed99 (edited 06-23-2000).]
  5. ana


    GO FOR IT!

    Honestly, you should try it. There is no need to even mention to them that you applied only to MD schools before (unless they ask you of course), and yes, many many people are only just starting to hear about osteopathic medicine (especially if you live in areas that are recognized as having very few DOs).

    I know many DOs (including some instructors and residents at my allopathic school), and they are terrific schools.

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