How Do You Get into D.O. school?

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Re: How Do You Get into D.O. school?

Postby AL_emt » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:14 pm

elxr06 wrote:1 yr of calculus


You probably don't NEED calculus, although it will look great if you have it (and have good grades in it). If you are crunched for time and already taking a heavy course load, I recommend easier maths (e.g. alg/trig, stats, etc). Some schools require (or highly recommend) calc I, but most do not require a full year of calculus.
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Re: How Do You Get into D.O. school?

Postby newkid » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:28 pm

My major started with college algebra, but I tested out of it and I have no math this first semester. I'll be taking survey of calculus and statistics. Also, because I tested out of math, I have a lower credit hour count for my first semester. Is this alright? I thought I would leave it this way so I could devote more time to my chemistry class.
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Re: How Do You Get into D.O. school?

Postby CaribMD » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:25 pm

newkid wrote:My major started with college algebra, but I tested out of it and I have no math this first semester. I'll be taking survey of calculus and statistics. Also, because I tested out of math, I have a lower credit hour count for my first semester. Is this alright? I thought I would leave it this way so I could devote more time to my chemistry class.

Yes and I agree with the others as well! :mrgreen:
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Re: How Do You Get into D.O. school?

Postby newkid » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:06 pm

When do you apply to D.O. school? I know for some medical schools, you start interviews as early as after sophomore year? So, when do you apply and stuff?
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Re: How Do You Get into D.O. school?

Postby CaribMD » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:10 pm

newkid wrote:When do you apply to D.O. school? I know for some medical schools, you start interviews as early as after sophomore year? So, when do you apply and stuff?

No not 2nd year, 3rd year is earliest

you apply to any medical school when

you have finished most if not all the prereqs and you have taken the MCAT

You should not take the MCAT until you have fifnished the prereqs and you are scoring 30 or better

you also need
300 hours of each: Volunteering and Patient contact ( could be done together for total 300 hours)
Shadowing a Doc too

When you apply is not tied to what year in COllege its when you are ready, year 3, 4 or 5 or after you graduate. :mrgreen:
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