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Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by TXDO, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Weirdy

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    Cs make your GPA low.

    Less Cs = better GPA = higher chance.

    I had a few Cs and still got invites. Not the end of the world.
     
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    I will try for a masters program. If I don’t get accepted to the MS I may continue with diy postbac. Thank you for the advice.
     
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    Hey man I was in the same boat. If you really want to go for a masters like I did I'd suggest taking the GRE. Your stats are low for getting into masters program that require at least a 3.0 but most all will accept you if you do above average on the GRE which isn't difficult in my opinion. Then go through your masters and keep atleast a 3.75 and you'll see alot of doors open up. Don't give up, there's still hope. Alot of people, including my self, were on that hole. In the process of applying now to podiatry school. The key here is to get a good GRE percentage.

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    C or above is ok as far as core prerequisites go.

    Below C's in core prerequisites will usually make you retake them.

    In terms of competitiveness, it is your overall GPA that gets looked at rather than isolated C's. More C's -> lower GPA -> lower chances.
     
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    1. You are not late

    2. Your stats are good enough to apply even a month later, but for scholarship purposes you might want to apply as soon as possible.

    3. I would look at what individual schools say about LORs. Some can interview you without DPM LORs while some require all LORs before interviews are sent.

    4. Submitting an app and getting it verified is done rather quickly. My app was verified the same day I submitted my application and received my first invite that same day.

    5. Just make sure all parts of your app are ready, transcripts are received, PS is uploaded and you are ready to submit.

    6. I am a proponent of sending a complete app with all required LORs. I do not see a benefit in submitting incomplete app. But maybe I am wrong.

    7. As far as I understand, scholarship amounts are announced at the time of acceptance notification. So, I would guess it is more important when you are interviewed rather than when you have applied. But I might be wrong.
     
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    Thank you so much. Good luck to you
     
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    Thank you so much. I will keep GPA as high as possible
     
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    @Ghoubrir

    Thanks man! Gives me hope that someone else was in the same situation. Hoping to get into some masters program and go from there.
     
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    1. Haven't looked into the schools yet, just looking at my chances
    2. 3.3 cgpa/3.2 sgpa
    3. 508 MCAT
    4. 0 podiatry experience but could get shadowing if I looked
    5. 50 hours shadowing plastic surgery MD, 50 hours shadowing surgical oncology DO, 10 hours shadowing sports medicine DO.
    6. Volunteering: 400 hours blood lab, 1200+ hours volunteering for church, 3 years research at my university.
     
  10. DexterMorganSK

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    Nice MCAT score. Your chances are great. Get some pod shadowing and be able to explain why Podiatry and not MD/DO. Good luck!
     
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    Great stats. Make sure you familiarize yourself with podiatry, shadow.
     
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  12. Weirdy

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    You're fine.
    Shadow and make sure this is want you want to do.

    You are committing to a specialty from the first day you start.

    Have some confidence. You can't get through school without confidence.
     
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    It was. I ended up hearing from MWU three days after applying, scheduled my interview for a week after that. Two days after the interview I got a call congratulating me on being accepted. Super excited!
     
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. Life sure is busy this time of year. I chose podiatry over the other two because I loved the combination of being a physician, surgeon, and having the freedom to own my own practice. I worked in a hospital for over a year and I know that I would hate spending my entire career in one. I want the freedom to take care of my patients how I want to, and I sure as hell don't want to deal with hospital bureaucracy. I also never really considered MD/DO anyway. My father was an electrician (when he wasn't laid off) and my mother was an LPN. The process of getting into med school always seemed way too expensive for someone like me. Podiatry school is less expensive all around, and it gives me the freedoms I want. For me it's a perfect fit.
     
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    Echoing what others are saying. Stats are solid, that MCAT will land you some sweet scholarship dough at most schools.

    Good for all schools, even the picky ones.

    All the schools will love your healthcare experience.

    Make sure to shadow and decide if you want Pod life, both pluses and minuses. Don’t use it in place of MD/DO, but if you jive well with the Pod lifestyle, apply ASAP.

     
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    Once people were verified, how long did it take to hear back from Kent, Temple, New York, or Barry?
     
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    Heard back from Kent within 24 hours.
     
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    Heard back from Barry within 3-4 hours
     
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