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SMP vs. Post Bac vs. D.O.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Stversko, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Stversko

    2+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2007
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    As i see it you have only several options after a year of rejections:

    an SMP course, a post-bac at local college, or opting to apply for an osteopathic school or possibly apply to the carribean med schools.

    Im not sure if im posting this in the right section, but im just curious as to which path would bring the highest chance of success the second time around.

    which would you guys choose if time and money did not matter?
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  3. spicedmanna

    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2006
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    Attending Physician
    We need to know your profile before making any suggestions that would make sense for you. Also, what kept you from getting accepted the first time? Did you talk to some adcoms? What did they point out as potential problems in your profile and suggestions to improve?
  4. foofish

    7+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
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    Medical Student
    These options only help if your main problem is a low/problematic GPA--if this was your problem, like spicedmanna said we'd need to know more details to suggest what route might be best for you.

    For some people, it's a lack of clinical experience, maturity, or other factors that prevented them from getting in....and a postbac/SMP isn't going to help that.

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