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I will be starting a D.O. school in the fall, and I too had high MCAT and GPA, which made people question why I was not going an allopathic route. It makes me sad to know that people feel D.O. schools are of a lower quality or lower standard. I know that this is not true, and so I followed my heart. I felt that D.O. philosophy of treating a person as a whole person with preventitive medicine and education was important. Combined with my personal experiences and goals (I would like to go into rural underserved medicine as a FP or peds), chose Philadelphia and will begin there in August.
Originally posted by sandersdo:
I am a D.O. in my 10th year of private practice in family medicine. I did an OMM pre-graduate fellowship as a 5th year of medical school. I only applied to D.O. schools despite excellent grades and MCAT scores. So many people think of D.O. schools as having lower acceptance standards, which is untrue.