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2017-2018 Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York (TouroCOM-NY)

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by chizledfrmstone, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. neurosciT

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    Your exams are always on Mondays. So that means that for the first month you have Mondays "off" but once an exam block starts every Monday will be a test. The hard part becomes taking the weekend to prepare for the exam and still finding time to be caught up and ready for clicker sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

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  3. irule285

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    so when you are tested every monday, does that mean you are only being tested on the previous week's material?
     
  4. thunder_thighs_save_lives

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    Withdrawing my acceptance, good luck to all you hopefuls out there!
     
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  5. janedoe22

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    which campus did you get accepted into and when did you interview if you dont mid me asking?
     
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  6. neurosciT

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    LOL I wish.

    Here is a general example of what I mean:

    1 Month of classes with no exams on Monday
    Exam block begins
    Exam 1 Week 1 - Test on 4 weeks of anatomy Monday. Tuesday begins Anatomy exam 2 material.
    Exam 2 Week 2 - Test on 5 weeks of histology Monday. 2 Weeks before exam ended test 1 material for Histology. 1 Week before exam begins exam 2 material.
    Exam 3 Week 3 - Test on 6 weeks of Biochemistry
    Exam 4 Weeks 4 - Test on 7 weeks of Physiology (whatever subject falls last in exam block 1 ends up being the hardest because it covers the most material, our first Histology exam was on 16 chapters I believe)
    Continues until you've been tested on every subject

    First semester you have a break in-between exam blocks, but second semester there is no breaks in between exam blocks and there's multiple exams per week.

    The hard part is say I have a Neuroanatomy exam Monday. The week before that I'm going to have to do chapters for clickers that aren't on the upcoming exam. One must balance staying up on the material along with dedicated time for the Monday's exam.
     
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  7. irule285

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    Ohh thank you!
     
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    When did the interview day end? I know the email says at least 3, but I have a train to catch at 3:19 and am wondering if this'll work. :thinking:
     
  9. irule285

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    Ends at 3 but if you tell em you need to leave early, they are more than happy to let you leave early.... atleast for middletown
     
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  10. irule285

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    today marks 5 weeks for the people who interviewed on 2/5. has anyone from that day or any other day hear back from middletown?
     
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    I didn’t hear anything yet. - 2/5 interviewee
     
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    Still waiting
     
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  13. CreedBratton

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    Also still waiting to hear since 2/5, the turnaround time is quite nerve-wracking.

    Does anyone know if/when Middletown will release their match list?
     
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    I am still waiting from 2/5 as well
     
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  15. hz13

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    Can’t wait to see Touro Middletown ’s match list!!
     
  16. KeikoTanaka

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    When’s it come out?
     
  17. hz13

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    Not sure. But I imagine they’ll release it late March or early April? Time will tell.
     
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  18. 94FutureDO

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    FYI I interviewed recently. They said that they’re currently still reviewing files for interviews at the end of January and that there are quite a few seats left. EDIT: this is from the Middletown campus
     
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  19. Dr.CoolGirl

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    Accepted today at 3 pm interviewed Jan 29/18 at Middletown
     
  20. irule285

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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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  22. minteverything

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    I interviewed at Middletown yesterday and was honestly impressed by this school. They've clearly put a lot of thought into the curriculum and from what I heard yesterday, the faculty really care about making sure students succeed. The campus is in a great location as well, and its study spaces look amazing. I do wish there were more cadavers in the anatomy lab, but I feel like the virtual simulation technology compensates for that. They're also very transparent about how students are tested and what we'd need to know at every point of the academic year. First years are literally given the entire syllabus for every class before the semester starts.

    I'm genuinely confused about why SDN is so intent on ripping this school apart when it seems so solid? Could any first years chime in on this to point out anything I may be missing or misunderstanding? I know this may have been mentioned already before but a recent/fresh perspective would be nice.
     
  23. mndful5289

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    Anyone hear back from 2/12 interview?
     
  24. irule285

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    They still havent notified the 2/5 yet
     
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    II from harlem!
     
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    congrats!
     
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    I emailed Frank and he said the 2/5 interview group should be hearing on Tuesday.
     
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  28. Thanks Obongo

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    Just recently accepted to Middletown campus (where I interviewed). Any way I might be able to attend Harlem campus instead?
     
  29. irule285

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    Congrats, when did you interview?
    And no you cant transfer your acceptance to harlem. You have to interview for harlem to get accepted there.
     
  30. Thanks Obongo

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    I interviewed in January. I don't think what you said is correct about having to interview at Harlem to get accepted there because they asked me in my interview which campus I preferred. I told them no preferance though and did the same on my secondary.
     
  31. bigindian4891

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    The previous poster was correct, you cannot transfer acceptances, they are two different campuses. Interesting why they asked you during the interview though. Congrats on the acceptance!
     
  32. ThatAriesBabe

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    Just received a message saying admission decisions would be delayed until end of next week due to weather issues.... interviewed on 2/5.
     
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    Sammmmmmmmeeeeeeee
     
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  34. irule285

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    +1
     
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  35. Buffalo191817

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    anyone from 2/28 at Harlem hear back yet?
     
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  36. hz13

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    Just read on FB that the dean said “100% of eligible students matched”.... that’s amazing!!! but what does “eligible” mean?
     
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    when will info about where they matched come out?
     
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    are there any current students out there who could post some of the names of some of the outreach programs that tourcom in harlem does in the local community?

    Thanks!
     
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  39. mndful5289

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    How did you guys hear the message about the delay in response ?
     
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  40. irule285

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    Email
     
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    It was out days ago. They combined the data from 2 campuses together so don't know Middletown's status

    1 neurosurgery, 3 ortho, 2 otolaryn, 6+ gen surg (they put several into surg prelim, but I heard that they actually matched into cat surg), 11+ anes (same reason, they put whoever matched into adv anes into IM/surg prelim) and a bunch of EM
     
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  42. irule285

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    where are you looking? i still see the 2017 list on the website.
     
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    It is not yet updated on the website. The list was sent inside the school by email.
     
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    Where? Harlem or Middletown
     
  45. thunder_thighs_save_lives

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    Middletown. I interviewed Jan 22nd and found out Feb 21st.
     
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    Any idea if there are still spots available in the Harlem class? II as of yesterday
     
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    How are the interviews conducted at Harlem? Can someone provide me with any details? PM if you are willing!

    Thanks!
     
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    I am a touro NYC student. A warning the flipped classroom is pretty disliked by students. Clickers are optional but if you do not go you will lose 10% of your grade. 2 years ago they over enrolled the class and forced people to defer. I hope this does not happen again. Campus is not safe either. We have had many security issues the past year. Main Touro refuses to help us. Only go here as a last resort. The carribean schools have better rotations than us.
     
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    You also do not get as much board prep time as most other schools
     
  50. mndful5289

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    Dude youre like an annoying ex who refuses to move on.
     
  51. bigindian4891

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    Ah, the disgruntled student who wants to blame the school for their own shortcomings. I'm sorry you didn't get the rotation site you wanted. But to clear up your "problems" for the applicants:

    1. Clickers make up 10% of your grade. They help gauge your understanding. Otherwise, you would never show up to a class. Think of it as an attendance grade, as many schools have. You don't even need to get 100% of the clickers correct, just a majority. It also gives you a bit of wiggle room at the end of the semester for each class. Ive gotten A's simply because I went to clickers.

    2. That was an unfortunate mistake that should have never happened. However, it only happened that year, and everyone involved was fired. If youre griping about that, you must not have many problems, friend.

    3. I like comment on vague security issues. My friends at Harlem have told me about these "issues". Guess what: youre in a major city. Touro is not a police force.

    4. Go to a core Caribbean rotation site and then tell me they have better rotation sites.

    For applicants, both Middletown and Harlem matched very well this year. Middletown gained several rotation sites as well, and has a 100% match rate for its inaugural class. Its not a perfect school, but its not as bad as SDN makes it out to be. Don't let an anonymous (though, not for long) disgruntled kid with an agenda dictate your future.
     

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