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Application Cycles: 2011
Demographics: Male, 41, Caucasian
Home State: Ontario
Last Activity Date: 11/23/2011
SDN Handle: drgioiadds

Undergraduate College: UWO
Undergraduate Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences

Institution: MUSOD
Area of Study: Other
Degree Obtained: DDS

MCAT: BS 9, PS 7, VR 9, M
Overall GPA: 3.73
Science GPA: 3.76

Brief Profile:
Dentist of 10 years reapplying to DO school.

AMCAS submitted: 2011

Applied, Withdrew

Lake Erie College - Erie - "No secondary given. Withdrew my application."

Application Complete

Des Moines University - "Refunded money because they decided not to accept internationals."

Application Complete, Rejected

University of New England - "No communication at all from this school. Its advertised as Canadian friendly, but I wouldn't recom..."
Chicago College of Mid. University - "Not really a surprise. Was complete Late June and didn't hear anything. I knew it would be harder ..."

Application Complete, Withdrew

A.T. Still University - Kirksville - "Completed end of June and didn't hear a word. Thought GPA and MCAT was competitive. Wouldn't go he..."
Nova Southeastern University - "Didn't hear a word since day 1 -- wouldn't go there over MSU."

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Lincoln Memorial University - "I really like this school but couldn't justify going to the interview after MSU acceptance. I would..."
Touro University - Harlem - "Not expecting this since I was complete in august. I would have went if I was invited back in septe..."
Western University of Health Sciences - "Would not go over MSU."
Arizona College of Mid. University - "would not go there over MSU"

Attended Interview, Rejected

Kansas City University - "Day was very well organized and jam packed with activities. Interviewers made the experience very c..."


Michigan State University (DO) - "Very happy with my experience here. Support staff was very friendly."

Summary of Application Experience

Very happy with the out come of this cycle. I applied last cycle late and was limited. I was wait listed at TouroCOM-NY and AZCOM. Reapplied early with a much better outcome. I contemplated retaking the MCAT because I know I could do better with more content review and practice questions, but I work full time and it would not be possible to put in the required time I would want to. Therefore, I decided to improve my EC's. I increased my exposure to the DO profession by taking CME and shadowing. I attended the MOAFP summer meeting and met a lot of MSU alumni. Also, I learned that because I have a DDS degree I am able to take DO CME courses through MSU. I will be taking Intro to Manual Medicine this December!