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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by shaggy411, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. shaggy411

    shaggy411 Member
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    I have a hard decision to make... I interviewed with Ross Univ for the Jan 06 (I will match for 09) class.. and I have an interview with PCOM december... I will have to leave for ross before I get a decision from pcom if i take ross's acceptance...is it worth waiting to hear from pcom...if i get in to pcom i'd start sept versus starting ross in thh may 06 (I will match in 2010) term cause i'd have to wait for their answer delaying me to the may 06 class....


    so basically one of the following

    1) start ross jan 06, match 2009
    2) wait for pcom decision thus,
    A) start PCOM aug 06, match 2010 (if i get in)..if i get waitlistd(?)​
    B) start ross may 06, match 2010​
     
  2. bnoosha

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    IF your stats seem good enough for PCOM i would wait for PCOM
    I think DO's are better off than foreign MD's (but thats just my opinion)


    GOOD LUCK

    :)



     
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    I agree, however be sure that you really want to be a DO. People who "settle" for a DO are typically pretty miserable in med school, with OMM etc.
     
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    even if this meant matching in 2010 versus 2009
     
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    It's one year of your life versus all the hassles associated with a Carribean MD for the rest of your life.
     
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    If I've learned one thing it's that time is irrelevant when you are planning the rest of your life. If you have been waiting and hoping for PCOM then what is one more year? Even if the worst happens and you end up going to Ross later, at least you would have tried and you can take a little break. I waited 2 years to be where I wanted to be after college and it is all worth it when you end up in the right place. good luck!

     
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    I would wait till you hear from PCOM.
     
  8. jschro21

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    If you just want to be a doctor, regardless of how you get there, Ross will get you there quicker. I agree with Dr. Trek 1 that you shouldn't settle D.O. Go osteopathic if you truly want to learn osteopathy, and PCOM is a great school to train you. But if you just want to be a doc, go Ross, work your butt off, and get a great education there.
     
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    Not really. Depending on the school, some don't place such a big emphasis on OMM.

    In addition, PCOM has a vast number of residencies, and many more opportunities will be available as a DO than as a foreign MD.

    This is without mentioning the superior education you will get at PCOM.
     
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    Most acceptances are only a week or 2 after interview. You could wait it out or start at Ross and get out before the drop date comes.
     
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    That is true. I hear that Ohio, for instance, places the least emphasis on OMM. However, you are still trained in osteopathy and OMM to some extent and take the COMEX exam (and the USMLE, but if you went to a MD school, you would only take the USMLE).
     
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    Although this is true, the massage therapy and physical therapy you learn is good for family and significant others. You don't have to use it on patients if you don't really want to.

    In addition, you learn skills to diagnose musculoskeletal disorders that you normally would have to use radiology to find. This is indeed a benefit.
     

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