Welcome to the D.O. or DO not podcast, my name is Ben Berg, I am a “nontraditional’ premedical student who graduate from Albany University and am now doing post graduate work at Hunter College in New York to get ready to apply to Osteopathic School for the 2023 application cycle. I was lucky enough to attend AACOMs “Educating Leaders 2022” conference in Denver, Colorado. Attending the conference afforded me an incredible week of lectures, networking, and it was overall a great experience which I would recommend to any premedical student. Attending the conference as a representative of the podcast, it was an incredible opportunity to be surrounded by great osteopathic physicians as well as administrators. Speaking for me personally, this experience truly affirmed my desire to become an osteopathic physician.
On this episode of DO or Do Not we have Janette Martin D.O., Director of Admissions at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). She gives some insight as to what makes ICOM special, including their wide reach of clinical sites spreading across Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and New York. For our pre-medical audience, Dr. Martin gives helpful advice regarding applying to medical schools and how to help your application stand out to admission committees. She touches on personal statements, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses, as well as advice for non-traditional applicants.