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Possibly applying for next cycle

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by box29, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. box29

    box29 Keep on keepin' on Member
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    Sep 10, 2002
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    For those of you who were accepted, I was wondering if you could let me know your stats. I am thinking of applying for the next cycle. I am currently a PM1 ( podiatric medical student) doing the basic biomed sciences and doing very well so far- A's.
    I have already taken the MCAT 3 times but never applied to DO schools. What do you think my chances are?

    Overall undergrad (BA-Fine Arts and French; BS-Biology): 3.36
    Undergrad Science GPA: 3.23
    Podiatry GPA: to be determined
    MCAT (3rd time): 6VR, 8PS, 10BS, N-WS ( P-WS the 2nd time)

    Research experience in Genetics and Biochemistry with one publication. Shadowing of DO's and MD. Volunteering at clinics. I am also a group fitness instructor at my gym.

    After starting Pod school, I am beginning to realize that I don't want to be limited in practicing medicine in the lower extremity (ankle and foot).

    I am particularly interested in CCOM, UHS, AZCOM, TUCOM, KCOM, LECOM, NECOM, PCOM, NYCOM. Any other suggestions to where to apply and other comments greatly appreciated.
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  3. Claymore

    Claymore Yankees Suck
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    Sep 25, 2000
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    Based on this information I would assume you have a reasonable chance at admission. You have below average MCATs and GPA, but seem to have a good diversity of other things including shadowing experience and research with a publication. These will be looked upon favorably. My other concern is how schools will view your dropping out of podiatry school, but whether this is a negative I don't really know.

    My advice would be to obtain some very good letters of reccomendation via shadowing experience over the next year. Apply early. Then, read up on osteopathic medicine to be prepared for the interviews. Finally, cast a wide net during the application process. I would apply to the ones you listed plus Nova, DMU, and the California schools. Remember, all it takes is one acceptance. Good luck.

  4. rpames

    rpames Optometrist
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    Apr 30, 2000
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    I would suggest DMU. As you probably know, DMU has a pod progam (best in the country hand down), so they aren't going to be bias against you. At DMU the first year program for DPM and DO are completely the same.

    Good Luck!

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