So, I know that there are many threads pertaining to DO shadowing. However, this thread is directed to a specific situation. I have everything filled out on AACOMAS. The service has my MCAT information and transcripts (I have competitive stats). I have all my letters of recommendation, including from an MD for a lengthy period of shadowing. I do not have any DO physician shadowing. This is a problem for some of the schools I am interested in applying to. PCOM - Philadelphia, for example, strongly recommends I shadow a DO and has stated when I contacted them, that the far majority of admitted students have that experience. DMU has a secondary that specifically asks for osteopathic experience in primary care. Should I apply to these schools now and send them updates (via secondaries) as I finish the shadowing? Or should I wait 2-3 months when my shadowing is completed (limited time to shadow each month) and then apply? Also, any responses are appreciated from current or former students of either of those two schools.