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the infamous "do i have a chance" question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by amathew, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. amathew

    amathew Junior Member
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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:
     
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  3. packitinstan

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    you should get some interviews.
     
  4. MikeyLu2010

    MikeyLu2010 UT Longhorns Alumni
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    apply very early
     
  5. Kuba

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    id imagine that many hours of DO shadowing will help a lot
     
  6. munchkin910

    munchkin910 Junior Member
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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! :)
     
  7. dr.z

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    I think you have some chance. Apply to broad range of schools.
     
  8. DrFeelgoodMD

    DrFeelgoodMD below is a TRUE avatar...
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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.


    J
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. DrWiggles

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    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:
     
  11. amathew

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    OH thank you guys....i think im in love with sdn...its so resourceful!!
     
  12. n0chi

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

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