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Number of schools to apply to

hfiso

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Am I the only one that feels the need to continually add schools to my list? I've submitted 17 DO applications and will probably apply to 15 MD schools.

What is a normal number of DO applications to submit?

stats: 3.8ish GPA
504 MCAT
 

hfiso

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North Carolina @Faha

A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
VCOM (all campuses)
LECOM (PA locations)
LMU
PCOM
 
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Am I the only one that feels the need to continually add schools to my list? I've submitted 17 DO applications and will probably apply to 15 MD schools.

What is a normal number of DO applications to submit?

stats: 3.8ish GPA
504 MCAT
With a 504 MCAT score, you're getting close to circling the drain for MD.

I recommend
Temple (maybe)
SLU (maybe)
WVU if from rural western NC
Oakland U Beaumont
Wayne State
MCW
Loma Linda (only if you are SDA or a very devout Christian)
Loyola
Rosy Franklin
TCU/UNT
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
UNC
Brody
Any DO school. I can't recommend Nova, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CUHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.

Of your list, PacNW prefers people from that region. ADD KCOM and KCOM to your list Avoid VCOM-LA...too new.
 
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North Carolina @Faha

A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
VCOM (all campuses)
LECOM (PA locations)
LMU
PCOM
Add Des Moines University!
 
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North Carolina @Faha

A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
VCOM (all campuses)
LECOM (PA locations)
LMU
PCOM
You could receive interviews at any of those schools with your stats.
 
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