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One of the apartment complexes we could live in on Dominica
So, we get asked a lot "What's the word?" on our hopes for med school, so here it is:

We are in the secondary process with two US schools, both Osteopathic (DO): 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
So, the next step with those is either a rejection or an in invitation to fly out for an interview, which we hope to receive in the next 2-3 weeks.

We also applied to two international schools, both Allopathic (MD):
 
Ross University  on Dominica in the Caribbean 
and St. George's University on Grenada in the West Indies.  
These both are highly recommended from doctors Jon's met with who attended there.  They only do primary applications which we've completed, but they also need copies of Jon's passport and transcripts, so once they receive those from ITT, Clark and WSU, we will get word on interviews with both of them.  They both have offices in America, so Jon won't have to fly quite as far should he get an interview.

We never would have considered international schools except that they are easier to get accepted to and Jon's MCAT score isn't as high as it would be if he didn't have so much else going on.  But the more we think about it, the more we love the opportunity to live in a developing country, even more than Jon's strong desire to be a DO over an MD.

We would be moving for all these schools in July, unless Jon gets accepted to one of the international schools for their January rotation (they metriculate three times a year; August/January/April), in which case we'd move in December.

 


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