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    baldness is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    DO SCHOOL OR MUA. please read

    Ok, I was ready to start MUA in august, paid seat deposit and everything, and said no to my acceptance to CRNA school. I got a call a week ago from a DO school that I had applied late to and spoke with the admissions adviser. Basically he asked me to apply to a 12 month masters degree program where you take a diluted version of the first year of medical school. Upon completing the program successfully with a 3.5 you are AUTOMATICALLY accepted into the DO school the following year. You actually sign a contract with the school stating this. (I have the link for those interested because it is not on the schools website, message me) This is not a post bac program where you reapply or anything like that. You finish with a 3.5 and pass the exit exam you are in.No new MCAT score either. I have spoken to students who have finished and are actually in DO school now. I don't care about the DO as opposed to the MD, thats not an issue. Scope of practice in the US is the same. Bottom line, I interviewed, and got in. Add in the loans that are there and the ability to work (Im and ICU nurse) is very tempting. Problem is the one year of me in school for a masters as opposed to finishing 1 year in medical school. At the same time when it comes to the match I am really helping myself out in the long run since I want to go into surgery by staying in the US. Any advice would be appreciated.


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    CARICOM-MED is offline Permanently Banned 529 points
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    Surely DO 100%, forget Carib if you can, limited R seats for IMGs, worse and worse every year !!!

    Cheers,

    Quote Originally Posted by baldness View Post
    Ok, I was ready to start MUA in august, paid seat deposit and everything, and said no to my acceptance to CRNA school. I got a call a week ago from a DO school that I had applied late to and spoke with the admissions adviser. Basically he asked me to apply to a 12 month masters degree program where you take a diluted version of the first year of medical school. Upon completing the program successfully with a 3.5 you are AUTOMATICALLY accepted into the DO school the following year. You actually sign a contract with the school stating this. (I have the link for those interested because it is not on the schools website, message me) This is not a post bac program where you reapply or anything like that. You finish with a 3.5 and pass the exit exam you are in.No new MCAT score either. I have spoken to students who have finished and are actually in DO school now. I don't care about the DO as opposed to the MD, thats not an issue. Scope of practice in the US is the same. Bottom line, I interviewed, and got in. Add in the loans that are there and the ability to work (Im and ICU nurse) is very tempting. Problem is the one year of me in school for a masters as opposed to finishing 1 year in medical school. At the same time when it comes to the match I am really helping myself out in the long run since I want to go into surgery by staying in the US. Any advice would be appreciated.


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    What do you really want from medicine? It is possible to make a very good salary in Primary Care such as OB/GYN or PED. t is not impossible to get a surgery residency as an FMG, all depends on you. I believe that there are less DO's in the very high paying specialties than MD's. The first step is to get in, then to pass Step 1 USMLE. Then getting clinicals in a good hospital will be a big help for getting a good residency later. The clinical slots for foreign students have gotten very tight in recent years. That's the disadvantage of Caribbean schools, they have limited or no clinicals on the island, and you may have to jump around alot to get all your cores. It is impt. to have cores in a green book listed ACGME teaching hospital to be able to get into most states. try to talk to current/former students to get the straight scoop.

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