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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by iwillnevergiveup, May 19, 2014.

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  1. iwillnevergiveup

    iwillnevergiveup 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2014
    Do you have to state why DO in your PS?
    Should I save this for the secondary?
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  3. DreamingDoc

    DreamingDoc 2+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Save it for the secondary. A few schools will ask why osteopathic medicine in the prompt.
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  4. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

    May 10, 2013
    Step 1 Study Cave
    From what I have heard, the PS is simply "Why medicine? Why a physician?"

    The secondaries are there for your explanation of why osteopathic medicine.

    Good luck!
  5. radian313

    radian313 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Unless your unique situations warrants it...go ahead...if not leave it out....if you need to see mine, let me know, I did mention DO quite a bit in mine...
  6. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2013
    let me get this straight...(i think i already know the answer)...you answer the why osteopathic medicine in secondaries...then you have to answer it again during your interview? Wouldn't you give literally the exact same answer?
  7. wdoc

    wdoc OMS-III 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2014
    You can answer it in your PS, you can answer it in your secondaries, and you can answer it in your interview. Or you can just answer it in your secondaries and when they ask you in your interview. In the end, as long as you write a good PS that describes why you want to be a physician, and why you want to do medicine you should be golden. I'm not writing about why D.O. in my PS, and plan to just answer that in my secondaries. It's your decision really.
  8. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

    May 10, 2013
    Step 1 Study Cave

    Not exactly. The secondaries add a dimension to your app. So perhaps the "why DO" might come up again in the interview and they want to make sure that what you say makes sense to what you wrote. I would doubt you would state the exact answer again (in face they'd probably know if it's open file) so just restate it in a different way.

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