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Which schools must have DO letter?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by JerseyBelle, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. JerseyBelle

    JerseyBelle Member
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    Hello all. I am currently shadowing a DO, but it is nothing like I expected. It has been a true eye-opener, and I know I want to go to osteopathic school. But, I don't think she can come up with a letter for me that will make a difference. I am decided that I will talk to her Friday to see how much longer she is willing to let me shadow her. I get the feeling that I am somehow in the way... seriously.
    My question is: What DO schools HANDS DOWN will tell me no without a DO letter? I am applying to DO schools, but my situation sucks. I live in Central NJ, so DOs unoccupied (by Rutgers students) are extremely hard to find.
    What should I do?
    Any NON SCATHING advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Belle
     
  2. 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 JerseyBelle:
    <strong>Hello all. I am currently shadowing a DO, but it is nothing like I expected. It has been a true eye-opener, and I know I want to go to osteopathic school. But, I don't think she can come up with a letter for me that will make a difference. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Do you mean she won't write a letter or that you don't think her letter will be good?

    OSU-COM requires a letter.

    BTW-there was a thread on this not too long ago. I know search is down, but you may look back a few pages in pre-osteo.
     
  3. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc
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    Do you mean she will not be willing to write a letter.

    Well I would find a DO that will write you one. Remember they go out with secondaries so you have plenty of time.

    Of the school I applied to:
    LECOM (required) had a special form
    NSUCOM (required) had a special form
    PCOM not required but heavily favored
    CCOM not required but strongly suggested
    NYCOM asked on the 2nd app which is filled out during interview if you submitted a letter from a DO.

    AK
     
  4. DrMom

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    Here's the previous thread I referred to.

    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=003119" target="_blank">http://forums.studentdoctor.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=003119</a>
     
  5. tedsadoc2002

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    AZCOM definitely requires one.
    NYCOM though they say it's optional I recall when interviewing the ladies in the admissions office emphasizing "We STRONGLY suggest you get a letter from a D.O."
     
  6. JerseyBelle

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    It isn't that I don't think she will write a letter, but I don't think she will write one that could really help me...
     
  7. oceana

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    TUCOM required a letter from either MD or DO
    COMP required DO
     

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