I was! I graduated with an environmental science degree, so I had other science courses (meteorology, soil science environmental engineering, ag engineering) but nothing like anatomy, or advanced biochem.Originally posted by theDr.
the 2 courses in bio, chem, physics, and orgo..thanks!!
Stacey,I have been accepted and am still working on the prereqs! I am currently taking my second course in inorganic chem and will be taking orgo 2 this summer. (I love to procrastinate when it comes to chemistry...) I think you just have to show that you are dedicated to the sciences and that you will complete anything that you need for medical school. Hope that helps!
No, I know NYCOM will at least consider people with three years of undergrad, though chances of admission aren't spectacular. Other than that, I don't knowspongiebob said:don't all DO schools require a bachelor degree?
Many med schools (DO and MD) will consider applicant without bachelors degrees (usually with at least 90 hours). That said, not too many people get in without the degree. The ones I've met were just a couple of classes away from thier degrees.spongiebob said:don't all DO schools require a bachelor degree?
I go with the flow of apply if you already applying to the other schools....roll the dice and see what happens. Like you said...worst case is rejection...best case..your on your way!!!DaveinDallas said:Got conflicting stories from TCOM - one was, "Don't bother, you're competing against everyone who has all the prereqs and MCAT, you probably won't do well on the MCAT without the 6 bio credits anyway". The other was,"Plenty of people apply in your situtation and some get accepted. Worst case, you get rejected and apply next year." I seem to be getting conflicting stories from those guys, so I can't say what I'll do.
San_Juan_Sun said:I'm one of those folks that doesn't have a degree. I'm about 12 credit hours short. From my preliminary survey, I found that roughly a 1/3 of medical schools required a bachelor's degree. Of course, I didn't apply to those.
After getting accepted, I contacted the school and specifically asked them if I was expected to graduate. I was told that all that was required was the pre-reqs. I'm sure many applicants are expected to get the degree, but (in my case at least) the school couldn't care less.
At orientation we were told that 99% of our class had bachelor's degree. I guess I know who the 1% was!