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Negative Impression?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by ericmonty, Dec 14, 2001.

  1. ericmonty

    ericmonty Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    Savannah, GA
    I've read several posts here that suggest that when applying to both DO and MD schools, it becomes relatively more difficult to gain acceptance to the DO schools. Do DO programs have a negative impression of people who apply to both? (as if the DO school is the back up?) I plan on applying to both, but only consider one MD program to be higher up on my wish list than DO schools. Honestly I prefer the Ostopathic philosophy, as it meshes well with my philosophy -heatlh first. Will it hurt my chances at DO schools to apply to both? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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  3. Kadyra

    Kadyra Will drive for music. 7+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2001
    Glendale, AZ
  4. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    Valley o' the sun
    i applied to an equal amount of do/md schools and only a couple do schools seemed to mind. UHS really harped on the fact that i had applied to so many schools and that i was interviewing even though i was accepted somewhere else. DMU also seemed to be a little bothered by the fact that i applied to both. i simply told them that the letters that follow my name are secondary-- my main goal is to become a physician. i also stressed that i wouldn't go to a school simply because it is an md/do, but that i would go to one that really met my needs and could put me where i want to go. That seemed to settle any qualms-- i did feel i had to really show them my desire to go the do route was sincere and based on my knowledge of the profession.
  5. Amra

    Amra A Quiet Voice of Reason 10+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    South Beach, Florida
    Although personally I disagree with that approach (I'm not touching the MD/DO thing) jhug gave one of the best responses I've heard (and I've heard A LOT) regarding peeps in that situation. I respect a position like that much more than the "...i just wanna be a doctor..." line that is usually given...


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