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Question about D.O. and applying

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by MedCruiser1, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. MedCruiser1

    MedCruiser1 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Miami, Florida

    I am thinking of applying to D.O. schools and I don't have any D.O-related experience. I have a lot of medical experience, but none while shadowing a D.O. Also, I don't have any letters of recommendation from a D.O. Is it okay if I submit letters of recommendation without one coming from a D.O.? Also, I was wondering where and how does a D.O work and set-up practice. Are patients ever discouraged since you aren't an MD? Thanks for any info.

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  3. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    yes, you can apply without D.O. recs. I urge you not to. Your chances will be low with no knowledge of osteopathic medicine. Go out and read about it, learn about it, and experience it. Then, if you are interesred, apply. It will save you time and money if you do not like it, and it will help you in admissions if you do!
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    Due to popular demand, I'll move this over to the Pre-Osteo forum for ya. :D

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