It kind of feels like I'm walking on new carpet with muddy boots posting here, but here goes. This thread has been in the old forum, and as a DO student going for one of the coveted ACGME Urology positions I wanted to share and see if I have forgotten something important; plus if anybody knows of a DO friendly PD...
I am participating in three different matches; AUA, AOA (for uro only), and NRMP (for prelim year Sx). Hopefully, I'll only have to do AUA and NRMP will be a formality. That being said, I have applied to 28 ACGME programs (probably not enough, but I didn't want to apply to a program without knowing that they will at least consider a DO), 9 AOA urology programs (10 or so positions nationwide), and 7 preliminary surgery all at places I applied for uro.
Stats: Step 1 - 233/97, Step II pending, SSP (DO version of AOA), middle of the class, don't have any idea on clinical grades, strong LOR's but not anybody famous, decent personality though I have been told that I come across as 'intense' when I'm stressed. I have a masters, did a lot of leadership stuff both on campus, and with the state and county organizations. Plenty of volunteer work. Male. One case report in the works but won't be published before match. A couple oral presentations that I put in ERAS just because I thought it couldn't hurt. Personal statement that ticked off my lawyer friend, but was really liked by mentor who has worked on admission committees.
So, any other DO applicants out there? Any advice on DO friendly ACGME programs? Oklahoma, UT San Antonio, Brown all have or have had DO urology residents. Is it likely that the whole DO thing will mean fewer interviews? I am getting a little freaked out since I really don't want to go unmatched.