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Sasha1234

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Schools in consideration:
  • LECOM - Bradenton (Don’t like the mandatory attendance + not being allowed to drink water during lecture but it’s in-state.)
  • Nova - Tampa Bay Campus preference (in-state)
  • PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie – if they focus on rural med, would this limit my match options? No clue what I want to specialize in, but most of my clinical experience is PCP so I'm fairly certain that I don't want to go PCP or IM route. However, if my choice came to never being a doctor OR being PCP/IM, I'd gladly pick PCP/IM without hesitation.)
  • PCOM Georgia (Suwanee)
  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • VCOM (pros/cons to Auburn, Spartanburg, Monroe, or Blacksburg? Not opposed to applying to 2-3, but all 4 seems overkill. Not a rural gal, but also hate traffic and insanely massive cities. Don’t love that they have 70% mandatory attendance, but I’ve heard it’s manageable.)
  • Campbell (Buies Creek, NC)
  • Lincoln (Knoxville or Harrogate? Leaning more Knox, bc Harrogate is more rural. But also have heard horror stories about LMU-DCOM?)
  • MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (I know they have in-state pref)
  • Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine (no location preference)
  • Des Moines University COM
  • Midwestern Chicago (insanely high tuition + cost of living?)
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Would rural med focus limit non-PCP/IM match?)
  • A.T. Still University–Kirksville
  • Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • NYITCOM - Arkansas location (Would rural med focus limit non-PCP/IM match?)
  • MU COM - Indianapolis, IN

I know I don’t need to apply to 40+ schools (including MD # here), just having trouble deciding which DO should be on my list. I also know M3 and M4 can be a mess at a lot of these schools, so any insight there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!

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You have a good list and should receive several interviews. Add WCU-COM, ATSU-KCOM, DMU-COM, UIWSOM, MU-COM.
You could also receive MD interviews and I suggest these schools:
Florida State
U Florida
Florida International
NOVA MD
Florida Atlantic
Central Florida
TCU
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Belmont
Eastern Virginia
Temple
Drexel
Albany
Alice Walton (when it opens)
Roseman (when it opens)
 
You have a good list and should receive several interviews. Add WCU-COM, ATSU-KCOM, DMU-COM, UIWSOM, MU-COM.
You could also receive MD interviews and I suggest these schools:
Florida State
U Florida
Florida International
NOVA MD
Florida Atlantic
Central Florida
TCU
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Belmont
Eastern Virginia
Temple
Drexel
Albany
Alice Walton (when it opens)
Roseman (when it opens)
A good amount of these MD schools are on my list, thank you so much for the feedback! Glad I'm going the right direction there. I'm just worried to apply to too many schools, because I see many comments saying "after 35+ it's overkill and your secondary essay quality goes down." But I also don't want to risk not getting in anywhere, because I didn't apply broadly enough..
 
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Delete LMU, CCOM, the AR schools, MSUCOM and WVSOM
Hey Goro! Really appreciate the insight. Everyone says CCOM and MSUCOM are great DO schools, is my MCAT too low and therefore they are too much of reach schools? As far as LMU, Arkansas, and WVSOM, are their red flags with them or are they geared too much toward rural med for my goals?
 
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