Originally posted by theDr.
the 2 courses in bio, chem, physics, and orgo..thanks!!
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!
spongiebob said:don't all DO schools require a bachelor degree?
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!