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Why do almost no DO schools have Early Decision?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Nanook, Mar 5, 2000.

  1. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Here's another off-the-wall question:

    What's up with DO schools and the lack of early decision programs? It seems most MD schools have them, but the only osteopathic schools I can find that have the program are Western U and Philadelphia. Why is this, and are there others that have it and don't advertise it?

    Thanks to anyone with knowledge, or even intelligent speculations. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    KCOM does have early decision they just don't advertise it. I applied through EDP and just called KCOM up, asked about the program and proceeded from there.

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  4. DOATC2B

    DOATC2B Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    MSUCOM has early decision also. April? Call the admissions office for confirmation on that.
     
  5. wifefrog

    wifefrog Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know if UHS has an early decision program?
     
  6. UHS03

    UHS03 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I have no idea..call 1-800-234-4UHS and try and talk to someone in admissions. Hopefully they can help you.
     
  7. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Over the rainbow
    TCOM has an early decision too.
     
  8. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Whoa....

    Thanks for all the info, especially the part about Kirksville. I think I will call a bunch of schools and find out what they say. If I find anything useful I will post it here.

     
  9. DocGibby

    DocGibby Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Nanook,

    It's all in the handy-dandy school by school info packet which comes with your AACOMAS application. It specifically tells you which schools have early decision programs.
     
  10. Joe

    Joe Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Why does anyone want to go thru early decision? There are certainly more cons than pros.

    You can only apply to one program, and I think the only gain is that you know about the acceptance by about a month or two before the regular acceptance. Also, it's usually recommended for a stellar applicant who only wants to attend a certain school.
    The bad side of it is that if you don't get accepted, then your application to other med schools are way too late, and you're pretty much in an uphill battle.
     
  11. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    If you are a stong applicant and do know which school you want to go to you can get through the process a little faster and a lot cheaper by applying early decision.

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  12. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    And that is precisely my reason.

    Being from Alaska, it could be an extremely expensive and, more importantly, time consuming, process to interview at several schools. (It takes a full day of flying--one way--to get anywhere in the Lower 48)

    Hey Gibby--I don't have that booklet yet. In fact, they say the materials aren't available until May 1. If you have it, could you flip through and post the schools?

    I downloaded the AACOMAS computer version, but I can't find anything in there about ED (uhh.."Early Decision", that is, not the other ED)......
     

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