Awesome! Seems like you are doing everything you need too!Thank you so much for replying! It's nice to hear from other non traditional applicants who were in similar situations as currently, I am not sure where I stand or how I will be evaluated compared to other applicants. I have actually already started the application process for both MD and DO schools. I submitted my primary applications in early June as I wanted to get the verification process rolling pending my MCAT score. My primary apps have already been verified and I have already received secondary apps from some MD and DO schools, but I know it doesn't mean anything since some schools do not screen. I have nothing against DO schools. I will be applying to DO schools as well but also didn't want to give up on MD schools as I am not sure how far my experience practicing medicine will carry me in my application. I would like to think that having medical experience would be looked upon favorably. I am also planning on applying to my state schools.
I tried to look into the MSAR you had mentioned, did you have to purchase it to gain access to it?
I’m not really sure and too be honest I’m not the best to give advice. I know LUCOM is very religious and LMU is having academic issues. I’m sure you can search threads for his specific answers about those schools. Also being URM opens a lot more doors and your MCAT May be fine for several allopathic schools. You may want to post in what are my chances forum..Thank you so much for your comprehensive list! Yes, I would consider myself URM. I will certainly look into applying to those schools! Is there a reason to avoid those osteopathic schools you listed?
I haven't had any issue with my prereqs. My basic sciences were taken in 2006. I wouldn't bother retaking any IMO. I didn't take a pos-bacc. I studied for around 4 months, the first month I was setting up a routine and the last 3 months I really went hard at it. I was working 5 days full time, typical family medicine schedule.Thank you for replying! Glad to see another PA looking to transition to MD. My main concern as well as my advisor's was that my prerequisites that I took in undergrad was reaching a 10 year mark and I would prefer not to have to retake them solely due to financial and time concerns. Did you end up doing a post bac as I see that you graduated college earlier than me. How long did you give yourself to study with (I'm guessing) your full time work schedule?
My schedule is actually not as easy as 12 hour shifts, I work 4 days a week at night with alternating weekends.
I'm considering applying next cycle - as even as a home care DPT I am limited in what I can do for my patients. But I still need to see if it is worth more debt.Hahahahahahhahhaha no...............
...I'm considering applying next cycle - as even as a home care DPT I am limited in what I can do for my patients. But I still need to see if it is worth more debt.
What made it worth it for you? The Autonomy? The ability to do more than mobilizing a first rib in the public sector?
Just curious - as I notice I'm not the only DPT/PT considering
LECOM is a great tool for PAs to utilize. However, some turmoil is occurring within the program. The new PD is offering APAP applicants 4 year medical seats. Apparently he doesn't seem to care for the APAP track at all.Also, look into the bridge program that I think LECOM offers for PAs. There are limited seats but I think you can finish med school in 3 years
I am just curious. Is he not in favor of a bridge program or just the fact that it is 3 years and not 4?LECOM is a great tool for PAs to utilize. However, some turmoil is occurring within the program. The new PD is offering APAP applicants 4 year medical seats. Apparently he doesn't seem to care for the APAP track at all.
From my understanding and what I have learned through students and interviewees was it was more that it was 3 years. Apparently he wasn't in favor of their accelerated tract either.I am just curious. Is he not in favor of a bridge program or just the fact that it is 3 years and not 4?