Thanks for your welcome Natacha, yeah, I don't see any other person who may be applying to US med schools. As for DO, it stands for doctor of Osteopathy. DOs have same rights as MDs. They practice along side MDs in hospitals. They do the same residencies as MDs. The problem is that DOs only comprise 5% of the practicing population of US physicians, therefore, your regular Joe doesn't know about them. There are currently 22 DO schools in the US. Getting into DO schools is slightly easier than US MD schools. They are a little more forgiving of bad grades and MCAT. Check out www.studentdoctor.net and their DO forums. They are very informative. As for the foreign schools, I am looking into two options: The Australian med schools and the good ole caribbean. Only caribbean schools I am interested in are SGU, AUC, Ross, and Saba. Australian schools are almost as competitive as US schools so chances are that if I get into Australian schools, I will get in to US schools as well. Well, first I like to maximize my chances to get into US school before I try for foreign schools. So that was a skinny on my plansNatacha said:HI Sam212,
I wanted to first welcome you to medstudentz. I think we need more individuals such as yourself on this site to create diversity.
Well, with that said, I have two questions for you. I wanted to know what does DO stand for and also, what foreign medical schools were you interested in?
If I am correct aren't you a med student at Shifa? That means you decided to ditch college and went straight to med school. For DO route, you would have to go to traditional 4 year undergrad. Anyway, good luck to you.atenolol said:I should have tried for DO. DOH! :shock: :shock: :shock:
It sure seems like it'd be that way, but most of the foreigners at Shifa have at least two years of college under their belts from back home and some have their b.s. as well. Well, at least the cool people do I mean. 8)Sam212 said:If I am correct aren't you a med student at Shifa? That means you decided to ditch college and went straight to med school. For DO route, you would have to go to traditional 4 year undergrad. Anyway, good luck to you.atenolol said:I should have tried for DO. DOH! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Hey Natacha, thanks for the good wishes. Just a note that I am not a girl, I am dude. I know those eyes can be decieving.Natacha said:Don't lose hope, sister. Think of it this way, this is only momentary! Best of luck to you. Take care and God bless.