amathew

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my stats:
2.8 cum GPA (from University of Pennsylvania...not sure if that really makes a difference anymore :( )
28R MCAT (B10, P9, V9)
Working full time at Penn as a research specialist, taking post bac courses in upper level bio courses (and doing much better than i did while at undergrad)
Emergency room volunteer
Shadowed a DO for 150 hours for a whole summer
Participated in a weeklong medical mission trip in mexico
Spent a month in India at a rehabilitation center for children and worked with women with sexually transmitted diseases
Several ECs from college and presently

Do I have any ray of hope that I might even be considered for an interview?? I know I can sell myself if I got an interview....its getting to that stage that scares the bejeezus out of me :eek:
 

Kuba

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id imagine that many hours of DO shadowing will help a lot
 

munchkin910

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Just wondering if anyone can please tell me what they think my chances are.

my starts are 26O MCAT, 3.5 GPA, 3.4 Science GPA. I've done a lot of research and published a couple of papers and I've also volunteered in the ER. But I've never shadowed a DO before (i think this may hurt me), but I've shadowed a MD before. Do you know which schools I may have a chance in??

Thanks! :)
 

DrFeelgoodMD

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I also plan on shadowing a DO in the future (I have shadowed an MD for many, many hours....the same MD I have been doing research with for 4 years), but I was also curious as to how osteopathic schools feel about an applicant who has shadowed MDs but not DOs.


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munchkin910

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thanks dr.z

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Since I'm from NY, Is there any chance for me to get into a DO school in California? I would really like to attend either Touro-California or Western University of Health Science.
 

DrWiggles

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munchkin910 said:
Just wondering if anyone can please tell me what they think my chances are.

my starts are 26O MCAT, 3.5 GPA, 3.4 Science GPA. I've done a lot of research and published a couple of papers and I've also volunteered in the ER. But I've never shadowed a DO before (i think this may hurt me), but I've shadowed a MD before. Do you know which schools I may have a chance in??

Thanks! :)
Some schools require you to have a letter of rec from a DO. I was in a similar situation but I just called up a DO and shadowed him for a day and he wrote me a letter. Good Luck :luck:
 
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amathew

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OH thank you guys....i think im in love with sdn...its so resourceful!!
 

n0chi

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yea im also hoping to somehow make it to the interviews :) lets see what happens...