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

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    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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    I would love to see that link.

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    baldness is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    like i said. message me.

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    Hey,

    If I was you, I would go through the DO route especially if your interested in surgery. Almost all Caribbean students including myself, regret that we didn't try every last avenue before going to the Caribbean. By the way, which DO school or master's program is this? I'm wanting to know for my brother. Thanks and good luck with your decision.

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    I sent you the link and program info

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    Me too

    Apparently you need more than 5 posts to pm someone...would you mind sending the link my way, as well?

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    DO and SMP

    I am in a similar position with the choice of attending a special masters program and (in my case) applying to DO or MD school with the intent of practicing surgery or radiology. I have heard from several people that have attended or currently are attending a Caribbean school to try to get into a US school first and, only if it's a last resort, attend the Caribbean med school due to the difficulties getting a surgery/rads residency as a Caribbean med school grad.
    My plans are to apply to seveal DO schools and SMPs and try that route first. If I can' get into an DO program initially, I will do the SMP and then apply to MD and DO medical school programs.
    I would love to get the name and a link to the program that you are talking about. A guaranteed acceptance to DO school would make life alot easier!
    Last edited by jrd3553; 08-08-2010 at 09:46 AM.

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    Definitely exhaust every option for US-MD or DO schools before heading overseas.

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    DO vs MUA

    DO For sure, 100% !!!!!
    Always stay local if you can, with DO you will have much higher % in obtaining residency....

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    i have a friend who went through this exact same program.

    It is through Touro Com located at New York.

    you can find the program listed at their site. That one year you are in school, you get a Masters in Science- Interdisciplinary something something.

    You also need to pass a exam at the end of the program and have a 3.5/4.0 to automatically get in the program.

    TO get accepted to the masters program, you do need to have a minimum of a 2.7. Program starts in June i think every year. I saw the course listings, looked like med classes. embryology, immunology, anatomy, genetics

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