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Please help: Chances for PCOM & LECOM post bac?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by hunda1, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. hunda1

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    I am really interested in attending PCOM as a post bac and improving my chances of getting into a DO school. My cGPA is 2.83 with a major in Biological Sciences and a 24Q on MCAT. I have some volunteering experience, shadowed a physician, President & Treasurer of an organization.
     
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    Are you trying to determine your chances at entering one of these programs or are you trying to determine you chances at getting into a DO school AFTER having gone through one of these post-bac programs?

    Most of us aren't familiar with these specific programs, but if you give us some links and some more info, we'd be glad to try and help. :)
     
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    Chocolate Bear raises a good question; with those stats it looks like you should be able to get in to either PCOM or LECOM's post-bac program... what do you want to do from there?
     
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    LECOM's postbac is just a certification, but I was told their match rate into LECOM-E is very good by the admissions. I'm not sure about PCOM's though.

    I was accepted to LECOM's postback back in April, but I took AZCOM's SMP when I was accepted.
     
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    Thanks for all the help and suggestions. After completion of the post bac program I'm trying to get into the DO school. I just need another chance cuz I didn't do that great as an undergrad and scared whether I stand a chance getting into any of the post bac programs.

    I looked into Drexel programs too and interested in the MSP track. I was wondering if you have information about it?
     
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    My classmates who did the biomed post-bac last year are extremely well-prepared for med school. At least the first term. Several of them were among the best students in the class.
     
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    Any idea how AZCOM's MA is viewed by MD schools?? I used to cruise the SMP forums and there was some questions raised about it, but most people in it seemed to be applying to dental school.
     
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    I was going to make a little info thread about it in the Post bac forum, but I guess I'll try it out.

    This is the first year of the MA program, but it is going off of the reputation of the MBS/2 year program, so I guess you can judge it by that. They do have a nice linkage 'offer' for biomed students.

    I believe it is a 3.0 at the end of the 2nd quarter to get an interview. MCAT and DAT scores vary I'm guessing, but there is a cutoff that I can't remember at this time.

    If you ask me, the program isn't as widely known and all of my other interviews did not even know I was in such a program, but rather I was in school. So, I guess that would be a no to MD schools caring about it. Maybe after you get the degree it'll matter, but not during.
     
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    I would definitely pose these questions to the directors of said programs. They can accurately asses your chances of being admitted into their post-bac/SMP and how strong the linkage is to the respective school's medical program.
     
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    Your D+ in Physics 2 isn't acceptable for admissions at most schools. You need at least a C for all schools that require the course. All schools will require Orgo 1 and 2, and a C- isn't acceptable either.
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    with a D in a pre-requisite? pics or it didn't happen
     
  19. Maybe he took other higher level physics?
     
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    That wouldn't explain anything at most schools. An A+ in Advanced Cellular and Molecular Bio and an A in Anatomy and Physiology wouldn't make up for D's in Bio I and II.

    At least that's the case at most schools. I thought it was all schools, but apparently there might be exceptions.
     
  21. I was mainly looking at wording. Schools say General Chemistry, General Biology, but they do not say general physics. Maybe this is just pedantic. I think we can both agree that this is grasping at straws and would be the exception rather than the rule, as most upper level physics would require intro as a pre-req, and a D would not cut it.
     

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