Number of schools to apply to

hfiso

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Jun 20, 2019
110
210
  1. Other Health Professions Student
    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

    Full Member
    2+ Year Member
    Jun 20, 2019
    110
    210
    1. Other Health Professions Student
      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
       
      Last edited:
      • Like
      Reactions: 1 user
      About the Ads

      Goro

      Full Member
      10+ Year Member
      Verified Expert
      Silver Member
      Gold Member
      Jun 11, 2010
      67,283
      2
      103,536
      Somewhere west of St. Louis
      1. Non-Student
        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.
         
        • Like
        Reactions: 1 user

        red_tangoes

        Full Member
        5+ Year Member
        Apr 4, 2016
        645
        851
        1. Medical Student
          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!
           
          • Like
          Reactions: 1 users

          Faha

          Full Member
          7+ Year Member
          Sep 15, 2012
          14,170
          6,581
          1. Attending Physician
            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.
             
            About the Ads
            This thread is more than 1 year old.

            Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

            1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
            2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
            3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
            4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
            5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
            6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
            7. This thread is locked.