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Which DO schools should I apply to?

PfizerSpartan7

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    Hello,

    Mcat: 502 (low cars)
    GPA: 3.27
    sGPA: 3.22

    No DO letter (2 MD letters)

    Good EC. Michigan Resident

    I applied to:
    MSUCOM
    LECOM (both)
    LMUCOM
    KYCOM
    ACOM
    WCUCOM

    Since I do not have a DO letter I cannot apply to WVSOM or LUCOM. What other schools do you guys think I am competitive for?
     

    annieb_baxter

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      Hello,

      Mcat: 502 (low cars)
      GPA: 3.27
      sGPA: 3.22

      No DO letter (2 MD letters)

      Good EC. Michigan Resident

      I applied to:
      MSUCOM
      LECOM (both)
      LMUCOM
      KYCOM
      ACOM
      WCUCOM

      Since I do not have a DO letter I cannot apply to WVSOM or LUCOM. What other schools do you guys think I am competitive for?
      LUCOM doesn't require a DO letter. Their pamphlet said it, but the website did not require it. I emailed them to ask for sure and they said they do not require it. At least they didn't for the last application cycle.

      Also, apply to CCOM or AZCOM. CCOM is one of the top programs in the nation!
       
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        Hello,

        Mcat: 502 (low cars)
        GPA: 3.27
        sGPA: 3.22

        No DO letter (2 MD letters)

        Good EC. Michigan Resident

        I applied to:
        MSUCOM
        LECOM (both)
        LMUCOM
        KYCOM
        ACOM
        WCUCOM

        Since I do not have a DO letter I cannot apply to WVSOM or LUCOM. What other schools do you guys think I am competitive for?
        Can't recommend LMU, WCU or LUCOM.

        ADD:
        BCOM
        KCOM
        TUNCOM
        CUSOM
        ICOM
        all VCOMs
         

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          Why do you not recommend the above three?
          Here's my entire Bad Boy list:
          Why not these schools?

          Nova: three of the four last years have declining first-time COMLEX pass rates. They're now at ~85% and on top of this, some 7% of their 2018 grads failed to match. This was the second worst match rate among all the COMs (only WCU did worse). They also have yet to post their 2018 COMLEX results, even though they’ve had a full year to mull them over. This is NOT a good sign. These are all things you expect from a new school, not a veteran one. If anything, the school seems to be imploding. Something is very wrong there.

          Wm Carey: VERY high attrition rates and only a 92% placement rate for their Class of 2018. That means 8% of their grads are now unemployed, NOT doing residency. No SOAP, no scramble, no TRI. This is simply NOT acceptable. I expect they'll be put on probation very soon.

          Touro-NY: Poor COMLEX II pass rates;

          LUCOM: I have a profound distaste for the politics of their parent organization; they’re disingenuous about whether their strict lifestyle rules apply to medical students (they do); and their Faculty make blatant attempts to twist facts to match their theology.

          From the wise gyngyn: Liberty is poorly regarded due to the history of intolerance of their founding fathers. This school's reputation for intolerance puts its grads at a disadvantage at many reputable residency programs.

          LMU: granted continuing Accreditation with Heightened Monitoring. “Accreditation with Heightened Monitoring: This indicates that fewer than three standards are non-compliant and ongoing monitoring will occur via progress reporting. For schools with this status, accreditation will be granted for four years.”
          This is the only COM that has this level of accreditation status right now.
           
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