shadowing a DO

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  1. CareRx

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    When do usually people start shadowing a DO? After freshman year, sophomore year, or the earlier the better?
     
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    I did mine in my Senior year. However, a friend of mine shadowed his family physician who happens to be DO all through out college. He went home every friday afternoon and shadowed his family DO.
     
  4. CareRx

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    Do you need to shadow a DO just for your own experience or there's a question on the application as well about it? It will help me figure if I need to shadow before I apply or it can be done after. I just finished my first undergrad year.
     
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    Well, most DO schools require that you shadow a DO and get an evaluation or recommendation letter which will be part of your supplemental application material. A DO evaluation is among the other things like GPA, MCAT, personal statement, that are considered during the admission process. I shadowed I DO who was a Clinical faculty at the school I applied to, and
    during my interview, I was told that my DO recommendation was excellent.
    IMO, if you find a DO , arrange to shadow him/her once a month throughout your Jnr and snr year.
    GOOD LUCK
     
  6. CareRx

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    Thanks a lot! It is very good to know.
    Why is a snr year important for shadowing?
    I thought all applications are supposed to be sent out in the beginning of the snr year.
     
  7. SoCal

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    The More the Better...why not show how devoted you are to osteopathy (that is...if you are) There is never TOO much experience. Good luck :cool:
     

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