I was faced with pretty much this same situation last year, stay out and do research or go to a DO program that I was accepted to. I chose to stay out, I think it was the right thing for me because I accomplished alot of research goals that I wasn't able to in college.Originally posted by Slickness
Are you crazy man. DO OF COURSE. Why waste another year at a postbac if you already got into med school. It doesn't make sense. Even if you do post bac and apply to MD schools after, you still may not get in with a 3.2 unless your mcat is 32+. Don't do it man. You'll be wasting two years while you could be in med school already.
Interesting. Have you then been accepted to an MD program?Originally posted by Md 2b In TN
I was faced with pretty much this same situation last year, stay out and do research or go to a DO program that I was accepted to. I chose to stay out, I think it was the right thing for me because I accomplished alot of research goals that I wasn't able to in college.
My advice is to make damn sure you have a good reason to set out, and know this, no one, and I mean no one, will understand why you make the decision to stay out a year. It is still a sore subject between me and my father. You have to be convinced this is the right choice if not go ahead and go, you can always transfer or reapply.
PM me if I can be of more help.
Agreed.Originally posted by Slickness
I would take anyone's advice with a grain of support including the non-DO supporters.
True that. I guess my opinion is a bit biased and I tend on acting impusively at times. I don't understand it when someone like me who is willing to choose DO over US MD exists while there are people who would choose a postbac over a DO acceptance.Originally posted by exmike
I'm not a non-DO supporter, nor am I a DO supporter. I just think people should weigh what is most important to them. Just because I told him if his dream is a MD doesnt mean I dont support DOs.
I think you're a great example of following what is important to you: location, despite what others may say. More people should follow your example.
However, if what is important to the OP is a "MD" degree, then he should use that weigh options.