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Nova Southeastern Dual Admission program BS/DO program in Ft. Lauderdale

FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
edited August 2011 in Multiple Degree Programs
Hey all you Future NOVA SHARKS!!

who applied to the 7 or 8 year BS/DO program for osteopathic medicine, did you accept NSU yet and have you signed the contract?

have you visited the school and where are you from?

please get back to me

thanks,

I got in and I'm 85% going there!
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Replies to: Nova Southeastern Dual Admission program BS/DO program in Ft. Lauderdale

  • paki786paki786 Registered User Posts: 862 Member
    why would you pick a DO without even trying for an MD. I mean DO i keep as my backup if i mess up in college or watever and have those DO schools as backup since they are not as tough to get into. I would suggest you going the traditional routes. Dont limit yourself when you can have something better. That is, unless you really believe in that 'holistic' approach and really want to do DO.
  • FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
    ok first of all DO is not that bad, it's more holistic, equivalent degree with same everything else except extra focus on OMM

    I did try MD with 5 programs, didn't get in, it is highly competitive if you don't it by now...

    BS/DO programs are easier to get into, more flexible, and it's still a reserved seat with the option during college to apply to med schools too so it's good

    It is a good choice in life so go get a life lol im kidding but it seems like your all gung-ho about BS/MD like medstart and other ones, and while it's good to be prepared, you can't truly be prepared for the interview and have prepared answers, a good smart personality must shine through

    on that note, best of luck and I'm sure you will get into one program...
  • darealfoodarealfoo Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    although i agree with paki that bs/md programs are better, your choice is def. not bad. In fact, I would rather do a BS/DO than a reg. traditional route. If anything, the BS/DO provides a fallback if you can't get into med school...good choice futuredr
  • FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
    thanks finally some good feedback, there is bias washing away about DO's even though they are better than MD's lol

    no but really its a great option for future physicians and the career shadowing has taught me there is no bias
  • paki786paki786 Registered User Posts: 862 Member
    hey futuredr, i think you comprehended what i said incorrectly. I didnt mean to attack your choice or anything. All my suggestion was that you should try taking the traditional route : 4 years of premed, mcats, and then enroll into med school. I wasnt talking about the bs/md programs. but i mean your choice is not bad or anything i was just pointing out something better.
    i mean who the hell cares ull be a doctor but an MD degree later on may give you more options towards residencies and exciting things like thsoe. :)
  • madamebovarymadamebovary Registered User Posts: 1,640 Senior Member
    o futureDr08, you finally decided nova? i guess no pcom huh? o well good that you are on the safe route to becoming a doctor
    cheers :)
  • FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
    lol Paki, I was just being mean to u, dont take it personally or anything, I am just stressed with school and kind of sick of people thinking DO's are less qualified, but you dont think that, which is good

    also MadameBouv, yeah I'm pretty sure I'm going to Nova, I mean who wouldn't want to go to a paradise for 7 years, it beats Chicago anyday lol, but Chicago will always be in my heart lol, anyways I AM TRYING TO SEE MY CLASSMATES, WHY WONT ANYONE WHO IS DOING THE PROGRAM SAY HI! DON'T BE SHY LOL!

    I know NSU has a selective dual admit program with only about 10-20 seats, but still someone must be looking at my post?
  • FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
    Is There Anyone In The Nova Dual Admit Program, Come On People, Someone Must Have Applied, It's In Florida!!! Lol
  • xcrunner18xcrunner18 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    You mentioned in another post that you had a 30 on the ACT's, which is 96% percentile. 96% percentile on the MCAT would put you at a 36.

    If you adjust that score based on the fact that the caliber of student who takes the ACT is much less than the caliber who take the MCAT. I would guess the score to be around 30-33.

    With a score like that and a good GPA you would have no problem getting into any DO program, and even some MD programs. Thus, I would suggest that you enter into the most challenging school that you receive admission to, and work hard to achieve your dream of becoming a futuredr.
  • FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
    wow ok well thanks for thinking I will do that well on the MCAT since I doubt I would do that good, but then again, I don't know much about the MCAT besides there's 3 sections and its out of 45...

    Everyone talks about the MCAT being so hard it scares people into doing these BS/DO or BS/MD programs because they reserve a seat with a lower MCAT minimum, and I think that's one of the major reasons people choose to do these direct programs

    Yeah, but I'm def. gonna listen to your advice and go to the best school with best undergrad. program and then try to apply to medical schools...

    I think honestly I would get like between 25-30 on MCAT,which is still not that bad for DO schools, I believe, but it's kind of low for MD schools?)
    I based my prediction on the difficulty, content, and overall for certain topics I do not like in science (lol like physics, but I will learn it better in college)

    anyways thats good advice so what xcrunner, which college are you going to , any BS/MD program?
  • madamebovarymadamebovary Registered User Posts: 1,640 Senior Member
    You mentioned in another post that you had a 30 on the ACT's, which is 96% percentile. 96% percentile on the MCAT would put you at a 36.

    If you adjust that score based on the fact that the caliber of student who takes the ACT is much less than the caliber who take the MCAT. I would guess the score to be around 30-33.
    wait hold up, you cant make this type of assumption based on SAT/ACT. There is absolutely no correlation between the mcat and sat/ACT
  • paki786paki786 Registered User Posts: 862 Member
    u know ur sorta like me.....i always want to keep like a safe route or something.....but a wise old man said to once...never give up hope and never stray from ur course even if the course breaks.
    dont worry about the mcats and all that yet. Just try ur best and if you have the potential which u will build up, you wil be capable of anything.
  • illinois187illinois187 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    dude hav eyou spammed like 4 or 5 other threads similar to this?

    @xcrunner18 and madamebovary: There IS correlation between sat (and i suppose act also) and mcat, but very little and doesn't mean much at all.
  • FutureDr08FutureDr08 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 237 Junior Member
    no I haven't done anything wrong since all my threads post different questions that may be similar, but delve into a specific topic.....

    I am sorry if there are a lot of threads though about Nova because I am just interested in the school and people that do BS/DO programs
  • starsfallonusstarsfallonus Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Hey FutureDr!
    I want to go to Nova's D.O program, but I don't know how competitive I am? I'm top 11% now, with a 1470/1600 which equates roughly to a 33 on the ACT. Right now I am most afraid that I can't get into this program, after being rejected at quite a few direct M.D programs :[ . I'm not taking the D.O route just because I think it's easier to get into; rather, I know that D.O do learn roughly about the same material, and they work on the same things during residencies. I think it's a good career which deserves the same respect as a traditional allopathic degree does...sorry for the rant I just wanted you to note that I'm really truly interested in this, and would love any advice I can get :)

    *PS: please respond, I talked to 3 people who got interviews or were at NOVA today who blew me off. So I'm feeling really bad, and would really appreciate any help whatsoever.

    Sorry for the rant (again) and warm regards!
    starsfallonus
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