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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by timber, Feb 6, 2000.

  1. timber

    timber New Member

    Feb 5, 2000
    Hello! I have been looking into osteopathic medical schools and have noticed that most of them say they only accept 10-15% of students from out of state. This concerns me because there are no osteopathic medical schools in my state, so I have no choice but to apply out of state. Is this as big a dilema as it seems or is it likely that I will get into a school? Thanks so much for the input...I'm really concerned about this.
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  3. It is not that big of an issue. there is another thread on this subject somewhere in the archives as of recently.

    Schools to avoid unless you are a state resident or a superstar:


    Schools that prefer in state or the surrounding area:


    CCOM takes folks from all over the country but I heard that they lean toward people from that area.

    This list is not all-inclusive but should help get u started.

    There is not one in my state either and I had no problem getting in.

    Hope this helps.
  4. timber

    timber New Member

    Feb 5, 2000
    thanks for the info!
  5. ana


    Timber, don't worry about this too much. The reason why most people who get into a particular school are state residents is because most applicants want to stay in their own home state. They usually apply to their state school, and then express a strong desire to stay close to their home at the interview. Schools do not want to waste time and money accepting students who are likely to turn them down to attend closer to home, so they take this into consideration. Also they want to accept someone who will stick around and serve the community in which they are in.

    The admissions committee will know that you do not have an osteopahtic school in your home state, so this will not be a consideration for you. The only schools I would discourage you from applying (unless you are, as some has said, a "superstar") is Michigan since they are state supported. Other osteopathic schools are private. However, they will want someone who has plans to stick around (especially those schools in rural and underserved communities), so make sure you express an interest in at least wanting to consider making your permanent home in the area (who knows? you just might!).

    Good luck to you. Let us know if you get in, OK?

    [This message has been edited by ana (edited 02-07-2000).]
  6. Ohio and NJ are also public as well.

    For 1997-98 Kirksville took 137 students from out of state (92%) and UHS took 182 (82%). On the other hand, Michigan took 16 (13%) and Texas took 10 (8%).

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