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schools that require a DO letter-no doubts

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by cp00739, May 28, 2002.

  1. cp00739

    cp00739 Member 7+ Year Member

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    as a Canadian its very difficult for me to get a DO letters...none in my city...closest one is 300km away (i dont know how many miles that is?!?!)

    could you all list schools that dont require a DO letter absolutely??

    thanks!!!
     
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  3. AntGod22

    AntGod22 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I know NYCOM doesnt require one since I asked the dean of admissions at NYCOM myself. He told me that it is not required nor necessary. But he said if u can get one that would be nice too. :)
    So in other wards it cant hurt not to
     
  4. Qafas

    Qafas Jarhead 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by cp00739:
    <strong>as a Canadian its very difficult for me to get a DO letters...none in my city...closest one is 300km away (i dont know how many miles that is?!?!)

    could you all list schools that dont require a DO letter absolutely??

    thanks!!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You just have to divide 300km by 1.6....that'll give you the miles. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Okay, now that the smart-ass stuff is out of the way, here's a link that lists all the Osteopathic schools. Click on each one, and under the Supplementary Requirements you'll see whether the school requires or simply recommends a letter from a DO.
    Hope it helps, and good luck!
     
  5. Qafas

    Qafas Jarhead 7+ Year Member

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    Portland, OR
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by cp00739:
    <strong>as a Canadian its very difficult for me to get a DO letters...none in my city...closest one is 300km away (i dont know how many miles that is?!?!)

    could you all list schools that dont require a DO letter absolutely??

    thanks!!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You just have to divide 300km by 1.6....that'll give you the miles. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Okay, now that the smart-ass stuff is out of the way, here's a link that lists all the Osteopathic schools. Click on each one, and under the Supplementary Requirements you'll see whether the school requires or simply recommends a letter from a DO.
    <a href="http://www.aacom.org/data/cib/16-geographic.html" target="_blank">http://www.aacom.org/data/cib/16-geographic.html</a>

    Hope it helps, and good luck!
     
  6. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    I would call the osteopathic schools you are interested in.

    I'm just guessing here, but you may be able to ask them to waive this part of the requirement based on your current situation.

    Each year there are many international students who attend DO schools all throughout the U.S. It is highly unlikely that they all have letters of recommendation from a DO.

    You can find a list of the schools on the AACOM website. I think another poster put the link there.

    Good luck.
     
  7. AYLC

    AYLC Member 7+ Year Member

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    Check out the AACOM websit for schools you are interested. Here is a short list to help you get started.
    UNECOM
    NYCOM
    KCOM
    DMU
    PCOM
    Ohio-COM
    TCOM
    UMDNJ-SOM
     
  8. SuzyQ

    SuzyQ Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    msu also doesnt require a D.O. letter. They just want letters from two people that know you well
     
  9. too-sweet-phat-cool 4-life

    too-sweet-phat-cool 4-life Way too Sweet for you!!!! 7+ Year Member

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    OSU-COM does require a DO letter.
    TOOOOOO SWWWWWEEEEETTTT!!!!!!!!
     
  10. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    i believe that azcom requires one, but in talking with the admissions dept. i would imagine that they would be really understanding. Having a physician who really knows you is much better than someone you met simply for the letter--imo.
     
  11. DOtobe

    DOtobe 10+ Year Member

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    I'm pretty sure LECOM requires a letter from a DO as well. (I think I blocked out the whole application process from my brain once I got into school... :D )
     
  12. Monkey5555

    Monkey5555 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i got into UNECOM without a letter from a DO - not sure if that's an absolute, though :rolleyes:
     

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