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D.O.s and Future D.O.s

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12 years 4 months ago #56244 by dancin doc

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.

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.

PCOM Class of 2010<br /><br />let us read and let us dance- two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. [voltaire]

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12 years 4 months ago #56245 by PremedRN
Hi, I'm going to be starting Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences to become an osteopathic physician! Any other KCUMBer's lurking?

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12 years 4 months ago #56246 by unedoc
Hi,
I just graduated from UNECOM and am expecting my first baby any day now (38 weeks today). I matched to a prelim medicine program here in New England and an anesthesia residnecy program also in New England. I am taking 6 weeks off (all my vacation and a research elective) as my maternity leave and then start up on the wards. I'm so excited, yet very scared as well. I just joined this website, I think it is great! Nice to meet you all! :wave:

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12 years 4 months ago #56247 by emidesu
I am starting at PCOM this year. I'm 40 and also just got engaged, so I'm looking forward to hearing from people who have managed to balance medicine with their family lives...

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12 years 4 months ago #56248 by lpressley130
I'm premed (at 42!) but am quite interested in pursuing the DO path. I feel the philosophy of considering the patient as a whole appeals to me the most. Can't wait!

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12 years 4 months ago #56249 by Doc201X
I'm seriously considering tossing in my hat into the PCOM applicant pool this year!! :yes:

My Scientist/Physician Journey
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