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which md schools are you applying?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by youngjock, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. youngjock

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    That is my question. DO schools are a little easier to get in. So I suppose that you are also picking some md schools that are easier to get in?
     
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    Are you referring to chiropractic schools or osteopathic schools? You wrote DC, but I do not know if that was a typo and you had really meant to type D.O. However, if you were referring to D.O. schools, I don't believe that they are easier to gain admission into than MD schools. Their admissions committees look at more than your GPA/MCAT scores but you must have significant extracurricular/clinical experience and also demonstrate that you have a thorough understanding of the philosophy of the profession. I don't know about other applicants, but I did not choose to apply to MD schools. I believe that osteopathy offers a different method of healing that can work for many people. When you're practicing medicine, it's important to have a variety of treatment options available and I like the "extras" that osteopathy offers in addition to traditional medicine. Hope this sheds some light on your question.

    Julia
     
  4. This is an inflammatory post by someone trying to get a rise out of us. Just ignore it.
     
  5. DrMom

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jersey Girl:
    <strong>This is an inflammatory post by someone trying to get a rise out of us. Just ignore it.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Who cares if youngjock thinks its easy to get into Chiropracty! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :D :rolleyes: <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jersey Girl:
    <strong>This is an inflammatory post by someone trying to get a rise out of us. Just ignore it.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">being so judgement when you don't even know me, what is your perpective on being a doctor? huh.
     
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    This is your moderator reminding you that it is impolite to troll...
     
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    i applied to a few md's--Tulane, GW, tufts, creighton, WashU, and Temple. I dropped my app at tufts and creighton after getting in to midwestern university in arizona. their match was equally as impressive and the rotation set up sincerely embarrased that of gw! plus, the atmosphere was much friendlier than that of GW.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by drusso:
    <strong>This is your moderator reminding you that it is impolite to troll...</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What is troll?
     
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    Basically, to troll is to search around for a person, place or information. The person who wrote that very first comment is trolling for information on whether DO schools are easier to get into.
    Let us be clear here: We that are applying to DO schools see the extra benefit in some of the clinical and pre-clinical coursework that is not available at MD schools. It is no way a copeout. If I wanted to cope out, I wouldn't even apply to either.
    It is no less competitive to get into MD over DO schools. Sometimes, it is even more competitive to get into DO schools because of the way they examine all aspects of the application.
    As for me, I have no desire to become an allopathic physician (MD). I would rather prevent a problem than rush on and fix an existing problem, which is a brief (VERY brief) difference between DO and MD. I chose DO schools after a couple of years of investigations, shadowing DO physicians, and comparing education at both DO and MD schools.
    I feel that for my personality, the speciality I plan to pursue (ob/gyn/reproductive disorders), and my belief system; I will be a better fit at DO schools. NO MD SCHOOLS FOR ME!
    So...youngjock, there is no easy school; if there were, there would be MSI classes with 300-400 people in them.

    Peace
    Belle
     
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    Yea, sometimes it is good to put yourself to a higher standard. but we all know DO schools are easier to get into. That is just a fact. By saying that DO is the only thing that u want to do , it makes u more acceptable when you have an interview. haha. :)
     
  12. Young jock has made this forum very distasteful and unprofessional. I feel that it should be closed.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jersey Girl:
    <strong>Young jock has made this forum very distasteful and unprofessional. I feel that it should be closed.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">A wise man once said :" you can't handle the truth."

    end of my response. hehehe. :)
     
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    youngjock,

    according to your previous posts, it seems like you've applied to med schools several times already. if i were you, i would work harder to get into somewhere before making any disrespectful comment toward any profession. :p

    it's just an advice to you that one fundamental quality that every good physician must have is - respect.

    peace <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    for someone who has apparently tried and failed multiple times (ie:jockie) it is understandable that he/she be rather bitter about the whole thing. Buck up and study harder, spend less time on the net and you'll do what you set your mind to!! best of luck to you jockie
     
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    I think that it is quite hilarious. Hilary would be happy to join this forum, too.

    Look at my subject, I asked a question. I only got one real answer. All I am getting is dirt digging, back slabbing, suvivor style of postings.

    have you all failed the suvivor audition? I do not know any of you. And don't assume anything about me.
     
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    Here's the answer that you so deperately seek. On the average the accepted GPA and MCAT scores are slightly lower at D.O. schools than M.D. schools. There are many D.O. students with higher stats thatn M.D. students and many with lower. However, as anyone who knows anything about medical admissions will tell you stats can only get you in the door. You still must prove in the interview and through your recs. that you are a compassionate, motivated and caring person. D.O. schools put a strong emphasis on the latter components. They are known for seeing past the raw numbers and finding individuals who are passionate about medicine. Everyone in this forum is quite comfortable with their respective choice of schools. If you are trying to get a rise out of us it won't work. You will most likely have to work with many D.O.'s in your career so you might as well get used to it.
     

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