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Secondary Application Questions

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by AZO, Aug 17, 1999.

  1. AZO

    AZO Junior Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Most of the secondary applications ask the question, why do you want to be an osteopathic physician? Are they asking the applicants to differentiate why they want to be osteopathic physicians specifically, rather than just ?generic? physicians? Is it important to state why osteopathic medicine is important to the applicant over allopathic medicine? I am applying exclusively to osteopathic programs, so the differentiation doesn?t seem relevant.
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  3. Paul's Boutique

    Paul's Boutique B====D 10+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 1999
    Pomona CA
    Why do you want to be an *osteopathic* physician?
    They know you want to go into medicine; they know you want to be a doc. Why osteopathy? Don't go slamming allopathy; just tell them what it is inside you that tells you that osteopathy is right for you.

    Doesn't matter what specialty you (think you) want to go into eventually. I don't even think the interviewers -want- the interviewees to have a hard-core specialization picked out at this point. You just have to convey to them the "why's" of your decision to choose osteopathy.
  4. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Downer's Grove, IL
    It is a loaded question that really asks two questions:
    First: Why medicine?
    Second: Why Osteopathic?
    Answer both!
  5. Tej

    Tej Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    Cortlandt Manor, NY
    Do you think it was ok writing a paragraph about my doctor who is a DO for the secondaries?
  6. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN

    As long as you used this paragraph about someone else as a vehicle to support or introduce why "you" yourself want to be an Osteo Doc. Simply descibing another physician wouldn't cut least in my opinion?

    'Old Man Dave'
    KCOM, Class of '03

  7. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Downer's Grove, IL
    Dave is wise... [​IMG]
    They want the secondary to put character to the numbers you sent on the primary. Tell them all about you. Tell them about your character, interests, and desires. They want into your head to see what makes you tick. Invite them in.........

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