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New York COM (NYCOM) Discussion Thread 2012 - 2013

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by JamesLMT, 05.11.12.

  1. JamesLMT

    JamesLMT Accidentally Accepted

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  2. rgk27

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    Anyone know what the requirements are? or what was the mean MCAT score/GPA for last years matriculating class?
  3. QualityProcess

    QualityProcess On the road

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    Applications Received: 5,400
    Class of 2015: 279
    Female: 49%
    Male: 51%
    In-State: 80%
    Out-of-State: 20%
    Average MCAT: 28
    Average overall GPA: 3.6

    Will be applying here. Does anyone have a link to a student's description of what life is like at NYCOM? I'm from Florida and I've only been to NYC once. Does everyone take public transport on LI? How expensive is an apartment?
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    I will also be applying here as a Florida resident so I have the same questions.
  5. aspDO

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    Another Floridan here applying to NYCOM this cycle.
  6. WorldChanger36

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    Florida Is going to invade NEW York...woot...

    AACOMAS submited today (6/6)
  7. saxofoonie

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    I'm applying as a Florida resident as well, though I did grow up in NY. It is a different kind of place, but for some reason no one can stay away. :cool:
  8. aspDO

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    In exchange of snow birds to here.:laugh:
  9. WorldChanger36

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    Sounds like a winner
  10. aspDO

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    AACOMAS verified 6/7/2012.
  11. TheDOTouch

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    just finished an SMP (MS in Medicine) to repair a very very very very low undergrad GPA.
    (<3.0)

    The program mimicked the first year of medical school starting with gross anatomy. I did very well in the program with a gpa of over 3.0.

    I will be taking the MCATs this coming July.

    What are my chances of getting into NYCOM?
  12. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36

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    This forum could help you out a bit better then here. Make sure you post as your UG GPA, science UG GPA, Grad GPA, clinical experience and MCAT practice scores.

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forumdisplay.php?f=418
  13. DforDoctor

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    Does anyone else think the supplemental application is very similar to the AACOMAS application?

    I notice they say "list" all of your experiences. I assume they are not expecting paragraph form?
  14. Night Hawk

    Night Hawk ICEMAN was taken...

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    Did you just login to their 2ndary website and start filling it out? If so, I'm inclined to do the same.
  15. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36

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    I would like to know as well.... I mean I am still waiting on my LOR writers so I really can't do anything yet.
  16. Night Hawk

    Night Hawk ICEMAN was taken...

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    I feel ya, I'm still waiting to hear back about my committee interview.
  17. Night Hawk

    Night Hawk ICEMAN was taken...

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    Logged in to the 2ndary just now. Here's all the prompts:

    List all paid work experience from high school graduation to present (with dates):
    List all volunteer (medical and other) work experience (with dates):
    List all research experience (with dates):
    List and describe your hobbies and recreational interests:
    Indicate your extracurricular activities and the extent of your involvement (officer positions, etc.) while enrolled as a student:

    There seems to be no character limit....
  18. aspDO

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    Secondary submitted 6/12 :).
  19. WorldChanger36

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    Haha...awesome bro... thanks for looking out.
  20. aspDO

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    AACOMAS application released to school 6/14/2012 :).
  21. Hopefull22

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    AACOM application submitted 6/1 :)
  22. WorldChanger36

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    Nice of you to join us :thumbup:
  23. calvinhobbes

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    School is not in NYC. It's in Long Island. You must a car to get around, you will not survive without one lol. But if you ever want to travel to the city you can take the LIRR (long island rail road). Excellent school, very challenging, great reputation--especially in the North East. Apartments are pricey... typically I have found that you will not find anything less than $500 (that's if you're sharing with 1 or 2 other people). Single studio/single apartments are anywhere from 900 and up. Sucks, but the area the school is in (and generally on Long Island) is very rich.

    Good luck!
    The school keeps getting harder to get into year after year. Average MCAT this year was around a 30, just heard. But they will release those stats sometime in the summer. EC's are very important...can make or break your application.
  24. Hopefull22

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    Does anyone have any idea when we might start hearing about interviews? Judging by last year's thread it looks like people starting interviewing around November. Has anyone heard differently?
  25. WorldChanger36

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    I would think most Interview invites would go out in October but the best way to tell is to go back into last years thread and see when for sure.
  26. faith hopelove

    faith hopelove God Fearing

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    Maybe its just me but I want to know about NYCOM as a school and how the current medical students feel about their school. Like how would you rank the school on a scale from 1-10 how is the financial aid, cost of living, student activities, curriculum, faculty, etc. All those application process questions are not helping me much in terms of deciding if I want to apply to this school or not....Thanks in advance
  27. WorldChanger36

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    Bump +1:thumbup:
  28. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Troy&Abed in the morning! Gold Donor

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    Applying to NYCOM and I'm a CA resident! :)

    It's my top choice D.O. school hands down. I'm a little worried though because I took my MCAT June 21st and didn't feel too hot about it. Let's hope NYCOM will still show me a little love!
  29. TT22

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    how did you submit your secondary 2013 application isn't even available until july 1st?
  30. SU1989

    SU1989 bro doctor

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    I am wondering the same thing. Did people start receiving secondaries yet? I got verified on 6/28 but I am yet to receive an email from NYCOM (or any other school for that matter)
  31. weezynation

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    On the website, it says you can submit on July 1st. As for other schools, yes people have been receiving secondaries. So far I've received 7 out of my 12 secondaries.
  32. angldrps

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    do you mind sharing which 7 schools have already sent out these secondaries?
  33. Hopefull22

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    My primary app has also been released for a while but only LECOM Erie has sent me an email, just to say that they received my app, didn't send a secondary. I have not heard back from any other school either.
  34. weezynation

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    AT Still
    AZCOM
    CCOM
    NOVA
    NYCOM
    OUCOM (pre-screens, im pretty positive)
    Rocky Vista (pre-screens)

    You can check the other school-specific threads to see if any of your other schools have sent secondaries, but I'm sure more than the 7 I listed have.
  35. oceanillusion42

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    I recently finished up my first year and to briefly address your questions....

    Not much in the way of scholarships, fin aid dept does a decent enough job at making the loan process go smoothly... it is an expensive school (that is known going in) but in my opinion is worth the price.

    Unfortunately the hefty tuition isnt balanced by a cheap cost of living... Long Island is notoriously expensive so rents aren't too cheap but you can ease the burden by having multiple room mates. I myself room with another second year and pay 1600 total.

    The curriculum at NYCOM is a big winner in my opinion. It is a systems based approach (which i sought after in a school... to me it seems to be the msot intuitive approach). This means that all material in a given body system is covered at once... ie when you do neuro you learn about histology, pathology, etc. This is in contrast to other schools who may just have a single histology class where you look at cells from all of the body systems at once... thus by having a systems approach you begin learning pathology and MEDICINE in general in your first year, rather than waiting for second year to broach pathology and other more clinically relevant topics (this was a big plus for me).

    Faculty is acccessible... there are some great teachers at NYCOM... loved the anatomy dept!

    Overall the workload is manageable, the cirriculum is fantastic in my opinion, clubs/activities are there for you and you can elect to get as involved as you would like (pretty much every specialty has a club that you can join)

    Hope this helps... PM me if you have any specific questions
  36. WorldChanger36

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    Thanks for the info
  37. WorldChanger36

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    Working on the secondary here.... I can send this in any time right? Do I need an invite?
  38. weezynation

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    Yep you can send it in.
  39. psychgirrrl

    psychgirrrl Not impressed.

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    Do you have to upload the photograph?
  40. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36

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    Pretty sure you do...
  41. psychgirrrl

    psychgirrrl Not impressed.

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    Oh well, I guess now I am going to spend hours on Picasa trying to pick a decent photo of me.
  42. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36

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    Hey we are having the same issue but i was going to just get a good passport photo
  43. angldrps

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    This sounds fantastic and pushed this school higher up my list. Thanks so much for sharing!
  44. psychgirrrl

    psychgirrrl Not impressed.

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    I've never heard of that before.
  45. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36

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    Well now youer not fourm around dez here parts now is ya?
    The passport photo is the standard for med school photos 2 by 2
  46. psychgirrrl

    psychgirrrl Not impressed.

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    Really? What's a passport? I have no idea what that is either.
  47. playaodamonth

    playaodamonth Student DOctor

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    Don't make me pull this car over.
  48. SU1989

    SU1989 bro doctor

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    When it says to list my experiences, do I just list them with no descriptions or should I add a description of my involvement too?

    Also, no 'why DO' essay? :confused:
  49. angldrps

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    Does this mean there are no essays? These prompts just expect us to list things or do we answer in an essay format?
  50. playaodamonth

    playaodamonth Student DOctor

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    No essays. It's more of a "CV" type of thing.

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