No undergrad degree

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  1. teambringit

    teambringit 2+ Year Member

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    Is there any current podiatry students that entered school without a bachelors?
     
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    Ankle Breaker Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I know of two who entered into my class without a bachelor's degree. Scholl awards bachelor of science degrees to individuals who complete and pass their first year of coursework. Therefore these students will have bachelor degrees along with their doctorate upon graduation from podiatry school.
     
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    FootAndAnkle 2+ Year Member

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    Yes, there are, though that's not really an advisable plan in most circumstances.
     
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    Yea my class president entered school without a bachelors.
     
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    Two in my temple class entered with no bachelors degrees and exited before 2nd year.
     
  7. podiatrysurgery

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    You don't need one, dpm schools accept everyone that apply,
    I remember a guy that he only spoke Russian and a girl that only spoke Korean they got accepted. They didn't last pass the first semester but they were in
    There were even people in my class w political science an psychology majors
     
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    Well damn, in that case I wish I would have applied right out of high school. What a waste of four years.
     
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    To clarify, MD/DO/DPM do not require a bachelors for admission. They are highly recommended but the requirement (last I saw) is 90 credit hours with 8 credits of biology, gen chem, organic chem, and physics.
     
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    FootAndAnkle 2+ Year Member

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    It's quite uncommon to graduate high school with 90 hours of college credit - you must have gone to a very unique school. Was it some sort of special program in conjunction with a college?
     
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    I do hope any pre-med students who read this realize "highly recommended" means matriculating into an M.D./D.O. schools without an undergraduate degree is essentially impossible (except in the rarest of extraordinary, nontraditional circumstances).
     
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    Pardon my sarcasm, I was just poking a little fun at the remark that podiatrysurgery made about it not mattering if you have a bachelors because DPM schools "accept everyone". :) sometimes its tough to send a sarcastic tone across the internet haha.
     
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    Sorry, I hadn't noticed podiatrysurgery's comment as much so I didn't pick up on the sarcasm. I know there are supposed to be programs to help decrease the time needed for school, but 90 hours was more than I had heard of before!
     
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    haha Its absolutely fine the sarcastic tone gets lost sometimes out in the interweb, but 90 hours of college credit sure seems like a lot for a high school junior/senior but hey what would I know Im just a pod student :)
     
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    torontopharm 5+ Year Member

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    Hey sorry to bump an old thread but i'm in a similar situation..
    I'm going into my 4th year but i already have 100 credits..I'll of course finish my undergrad but i won't be done all my courses until the end of June. I wanna apply in January right after my MCAT score comes in.
    I guess my question is are POD schools ok with my bachelor's being "pending" at the time of application? I mean, i'll actually be done my bachelor's in June 2015, even though i'm applying in January 2015.
     
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    That is how most people do it. The schools understand this. You just send your transcripts to them when you have graduated.
     
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    What SLCpod said.
     

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