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Does curriculum make that much of an impact though? I've always heard that it was more on the individual student to do well on boards rather than the pre-clinical curriculum, as long as classes aren't mandatory. Full disclosure: I'm actually deciding between CCOM, RVU-SU, and KCOM right now pretty much on the basis of is it better to have a good curriculum or clinical resources :laugh:
RVU. They force their students to take step.
 

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I'm not sure if anyone posted WVSOM, but I just went and checked to see if they had anything on their website yet. Haven't had a chance to really sift through it though.

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RVU. They force their students to take step.
Yea, it sounds like a much better curriculum as well. I'm just nervous about the clinical sites since I'll be at the Utah campus and their inaugural class hasn't started rotations yet.
 

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the TTC class is annoying, but come on, it's only 3-4 hours a week. It's not like we have something every day. There is plenty of time even after TTC ends to still study for boards and have it completed by the mandated date.
Some of us would be in another part of the country with friends and family studying for boards. Rent and other expenses have to be paid to continue to stay in KC, so it is not just 3 to 4 hours. Also, what was taught the first week that was not already known or talked about before. These labs have not been helpful. I think our faculty cares and wants us to succeed, it’s rushing this class through just because thats inappropriate. We have no idea what impact on boards this class will have and the cavalier attitude towards board preparation is concerning.
 

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Does curriculum make that much of an impact though? I've always heard that it was more on the individual student to do well on boards rather than the pre-clinical curriculum, as long as classes aren't mandatory. Full disclosure: I'm actually deciding between CCOM, RVU-SU, and KCOM right now pretty much on the basis of is it better to have a good curriculum or clinical resources :laugh:

RVU >>> KCOM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> CCOM in my opinion.

KCOM has too much OMM (huge annoyance), and CCOM costs too much money.

This isn't close.
 
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RVU >>> KCOM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> CCOM in my opinion.

KCOM has too much OMM (huge annoyance), and CCOM costs too much money.

This isn't close.
Really? I knew RVU is thought of highly on here, but I didn't realize the gap was that large. I dont know, it just seems like a risky decision to me to turn down two original 5 DO schools to go to the new branch campus of a school that was just acquired by the company that owns SGU. Would that fact that I would plan on living at home if I went to CCOM change anything since it would bring the difference over 4 years down to $50K?
 

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TUNCOM doesn't look too bad this year. Could be one of their strongest matches ever (definitely making my school look bad). Any thoughts?

DisciplineProgramCityState
Internal MedicineUniversity of New Mexico SOMAlbuquerqueNM
Emergency MedicineBrandon Regional Hospital-FLBrandonFL
Emergency MedicineRowan University SOM- NJStratfordNJ
Internal MedicineOchsner Clinic Foundation-LANew OrleansLA
Obstetrics-Gynecology (Multiple)Sunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Family MedicineMountain Vista Medical CenterMesaAZ
Internal Medicine (Multiple)Valley Hospital Medical CenterLas VegasNV
Internal MedicineBingham Memorial HospitalBlackfootID
Obstetrics-GynecologyJohn Peter Smith Hosp-TXFort WorthTX
Psychiatry (Multiple)U Nevada Las Vegas SOMLas VegasNV
Anesthesiology/Clin Base YrU Washington Affil HospsSeattleWA
Family MedicineValley Health System-NVLas VegasNV
Obstetrics-GynecologyMcLaren Heaith Care Corp-MILansingMI
Surgical PrelimHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesCA
Internal Medicine (Multiple)Sunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Family MedicineSollus NorthwestGrandviewWA
Neurology (Multiple)Desert Regional Med Ctr-CAPalm SpringsCA
PediatricsUC San Francisco-Fresno-CAFresnoCA
PediatricsPalm Beach Consortium for GME-FLLOXAHATCHEEFL
Family MedicineTravis Air Force Base/Grant Medical HospitalFairfieldCA
Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic SurgeryDoctors HospitalColumbusOH
Emergency MedicineSAUSHEC/Brooke Army MC/Wilford Hall USAF MCSan AntonioTX
Family MedicineCommunity Mem Health Sys-CAVenturaCA
Family Medicine (Multiple)Valley Hospital Medical CenterLas VegasNV
Family MedicineFlorida Hosp-Orlando-FLOrlandoFL
Transitional (Multiple)Sunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Pediatrics (Multiple)Valley Childrens Healthcare-CAMaderaCA
Internal MedicineRiverside Community Hospital-CARiversideCA
General SurgeryDoctors Hospital-OhioHealthColumbusOH
Family Medicine (Mutliple)UC San Francisco-Fresno-CAFresnoCA
Emergency MedicineKendall Regional Med Ctr-FLMiamiFL
PsychiatrySt Elizabeths Med Ctr-MABostonMA
Internal MedicineProvidence Health-ORPortlandOR
Obstetrics-GynecologyU Illinois COM-Peoria OSFPeoriaIL
Emergency MedicineUniversity Hosps Osteo Consortium-OHWestlakeOH
Radiology-DiagnosticOchsner Clinic Foundation-LANew OrleansLA
PsychiatryMichigan St Univ CHM-East LansingEast LansingMI
TransitionalZucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell/Peconic Bay Medical CenterRiverheadNY
Internal MedicineOMNEE/Harnett Health SystemDunnNC
Family MedicineHilo Medical Center-HIHiloHI
Family MedicineYakima Valley Farm Workers ClinicYakimaWA
Emergency MedicinePalm Beach Consortium for GME-FLPort St LucieFL
General SurgeryPortsmouth Naval HospitalPortsmouthVA
Pediatrics (Multiple)U Nevada Las Vegas SOMLas VegasNV
Internal MedicineNaval HospitalSan DiegoCA
AnesthesiologyLoma Linda University-CALoma LindaCA
Emergency MedicineSunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Transitional/Mountain ViewSunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Internal MedicineCampbell University/Cape Fear Valley Health SystemFayettevilleNC
Family MedicineHinsdale Hospital-ILHinsdaleIL
TransitionalHealthONE-COLone TreeCO
Family MedicineIcahn SOM at Mount Sinai-NYMount SinaiNY
PediatricsUniversity Hosps-Columbia-MOColumbiaMO
PsychiatryPortsmouth Naval HospitalPortsmouthVA
Family MedicineAbrazo Health Network-AZPhoenixAZ
Orthopedic SurgeryValley Hospital Medical CenterLas VegasNV
PediatricsCook County Health and Hosps Sys-ILChicagoIL
Emergency MedicineDoctors Hospital-OhioHealthCOLUMBUSOH
Pediatrics (Multiple)U Southern CaliforniaLOS ANGELESCA
PathologyU Southern CaliforniaLOS ANGELESCA
Family MedicineUPMC AltoonaAltoonaPA
Internal MedicineMountain Vista Medical CenterMesaAZ
Family Med/BarabooU Wisconsin SOM and Public HealthMadisonWI
Family MedicineCommanche County Memorial HospitalLawtonOK
Family MedicineDignity Health Northridge Hosp Med Ctr-CANORTHRIDGECA
Emergency MedicineSUNY Upstate Med UniversitySYRACUSENY
Orthopedic SurgeryMcLaren MacombMount ClemensMI
PsychiatryLSU SOM-New Orleans-LANEW ORLEANSLA
PediatricsU Illinois COM-ChicagoCHICAGOIL
Internal MedicineUC Riverside SOM-CARIVERSIDECA
Family MedicineAdventist Health White Memorial-CALos AngelesCA
Family MedicinePCOM/Geisinger Health SystemWilkes BarrePA
Family MedicineMontana Family MedicineBillingsMT
Orthopedic SurgeryU Texas Med Branch-GalvestonGalvestonTX
Family MedicineTexoma Medical CenterDenisonTX
AnesthesiologyU Massachusetts Med SchoolWorcesterMA
Surgery-PrelimU Nevada Las Vegas SOMLas VegasNV
PediatricsPhoenix Childrens Hospital-AZPHOENIXAZ
Obstetrics-GynecologyMercy St Vincent Med Ctr-OHTOLEDOOH
Internal MedicineDesert Regional Med Ctr-CAPALM SPRINGSCA
Internal Medicine/NorthShoreUniv of Chicago Med Ctr-ILCHICAGOIL
Family MedicineUniv of Wyoming-CasperCASPERWY
Family MedicineKaiser Permanente-Fontana-CAFontanaCA
Internal MedicineTexas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and ResearchLaredoTX
Phys Medicine & RehabU Cincinnati Med Ctr-OHCINCINNATIOH
Phys Medicine & RehabU Texas HSC-San AntonioSAN ANTONIOTX
Surgery-PrelimUC San Francisco-East Bay-CAEast OaklandCA
Orthopedic SurgeryCommunity Memorial Health SystemVenturaCA
Orthopedic SurgeryValley Consortium for Medical EducationModestoCA
Family MedicineLECOMT/Conemaugh Memorial Medical CenterJohnstonPA
TransitionalGrand Strand Regional Medical CenterMyrtle BeachSC
AnesthesiologyLoyola Univ Med Ctr-ILMAYWOODIL
Family MedicineLoma Linda University-CALoma LindaCA
AnesthesiologySAUSHEC/Brooke Army MC/Wilford Hall USAF MCSan AntonioTX
Surgery-PreliminarySunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Emergency MedicineU Nevada Las Vegas SOMLas VegasNV
Family MedicineValley Consortium-CAModestoCA
General SurgerySunrise Health GME Consortium-NVLas VegasNV
Family MedicineNellis Federal Hospital USAF, Nellis Air Force BaseLas VegasNV
Family MedicineU Nevada Las Vegas SOMLas VegasNV
Internal MedicineLoma Linda University-CALoma LindaCA
PsychiatryU Texas at Austin Dell Medical SchoolAUSTINTX
Family Medicine/San AntonioTIGMER-TXSAN ANTONIOTX
Family MedicineO'Bieness Memorial HospitalAthensOH
Family MedicineKaiser Permanente-Orange Co-CASANTA ANACA
Family MedicineMartin Army Community HospitalFort BenningGA
It's not often you see a well formatted list like this with literally no organization. I'm not even mad
 
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RVU >>> KCOM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> CCOM in my opinion.

KCOM has too much OMM (huge annoyance), and CCOM costs too much money.

This isn't close.
Show anyone who's anybody this comment a few years ago and you would have been laughed out of the room. Crazy time to be alive.
 
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Really? I knew RVU is thought of highly on here, but I didn't realize the gap was that large. I dont know, it just seems like a risky decision to me to turn down two original 5 DO schools to go to the new branch campus of a school that was just acquired by the company that owns SGU. Would that fact that I would plan on living at home if I went to CCOM change anything since it would bring the difference over 4 years down to $50K?
I go to one of the oldest DO schools. Our curriculum was new/modified this year. Next year they're changing it again for the incoming class. Our second year is going to be different than it is for the current class of second years. I would not conflate original DO school with the idea that they have their **** together.
 
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Some of us would be in another part of the country with friends and family studying for boards. Rent and other expenses have to be paid to continue to stay in KC, so it is not just 3 to 4 hours. Also, what was taught the first week that was not already known or talked about before. These labs have not been helpful. I think our faculty cares and wants us to succeed, it’s rushing this class through just because thats inappropriate. We have no idea what impact on boards this class will have and the cavalier attitude towards board preparation is concerning.
You’re point about rent and staying in KC longer than anticipated is 100% legit and I sympathize with that totally. But most of the people I’m talking to just find TTC as a minor annoyance at most in regards to boards. We are 6-8 weeks out from boards and the TTC time commitment is so small. You literally don’t have to watch or do anything before so if you’re spending a day before “prepping” I’d say you’re wasting your time. I find it hard to believe that it will have any effect in our board performance. Most people stated pseudo dedicated after psych ended. That buffer time combined with our true post TTC dedicated time is plenty.
 
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Does curriculum make that much of an impact though? I've always heard that it was more on the individual student to do well on boards rather than the pre-clinical curriculum, as long as classes aren't mandatory. Full disclosure: I'm actually deciding between CCOM, RVU-SU, and KCOM right now pretty much on the basis of is it better to have a good curriculum or clinical resources :laugh:
I too had the option between RVU and KCOM. I don’t think you can go wrong either way but I went with KCOM. Standing the test of time of all DO schools with alumni all over the country is hard to compete with.
 

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Pick the cheapest one with the curriculum that will work best for you to succeed.

Realistically, the DO school you graduate from has little to do with how you match, except in that the region you go to school is more likely to be the region you match/get interviews, and as others have said certain school curricula can make it harder for you to study independently for boards.

EDIT: So I will say that if you are concerned with being a marginal student, one of the biggest advantages a school can offer you is affiliated GME, and rotations at said GME in 3rd year. People hire who they know, and if you rotate through a residency program and impress people that can trump a marginal board score.
 
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Some of us would be in another part of the country with friends and family studying for boards. Rent and other expenses have to be paid to continue to stay in KC, so it is not just 3 to 4 hours. Also, what was taught the first week that was not already known or talked about before. These labs have not been helpful. I think our faculty cares and wants us to succeed, it’s rushing this class through just because thats inappropriate. We have no idea what impact on boards this class will have and the cavalier attitude towards board preparation is concerning.
The faculty have good intentions, it's just another case of using us a guinea pigs. One of the biggest problems is we don't have an affiliated hospital. I have friends at other med schools who spend time in the hospital early on in first year. Granted they're not doing as much as 3rd years, but they get to do and see things we don't and that's one of the downsides to going to a DO school. However I do think this disorganized mess of a class is a step in the right direction.

In my opinion the only people that may be affected by this class are the military students who are taking boards the first week of June. Other than that, the time commitment is so small it shouldn't matter.
 

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Some highlights from LECOM

(all 3 campuses, and these are cherry-picked highlights, I'm not going through the whole Google Doc for for you all):

Anesthesia - Penn State Hershey
Anesthesia - Johns Hopkins
Dermatology - University of Minnesota
Diagnostic Radiology - University of South Florida x2
Interventional Radiology - University of Minnesota
General Surgery - UMass at BMC
IM - University of Cincinnati
IM - University of Tennesee
IM - Cleveland Clinic x3
Neurology - Case Western
Pediatrics - Vanderbilt
Pediatrics - Dartmouth
Psychiatry - Cleveland Clinic
Psychiatry - University of Florida
Urology - Michigan State McLaren
Can you send me a link to this google doc? LECOM has not published their 2019 match results on their website yet
 

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I go to one of the oldest DO schools. Our curriculum was new/modified this year. Next year they're changing it again for the incoming class. Our second year is going to be different than it is for the current class of second years. I would not conflate original DO school with the idea that they have their **** together.
This. Going to an old DO school can be a good thing compared to a brand new one. But it can also mean that the only thing that’s stood the test of time is outdated PowerPoint slides.
 

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Can you send me a link to this google doc? LECOM has not published their 2019 match results on their website yet
It’s a private google doc for students/alumni so sorry but no. (The google doc includes advice but also personal info and email addresses, so it would be a huge breach of privacy if I were to share it with someone anonymously over the internet).
 
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It’s a private google doc for students/alumni so sorry but no. (The google doc includes advice but also personal info and email addresses, so it would be a huge breach of privacy if I were to share it with someone anonymously over the internet).
Would you be willing to tell us how many went unmatched?
 
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Pick the cheapest one with the curriculum that will work best for you to succeed.

Realistically, the DO school you graduate from has little to do with how you match, except in that the region you go to school is more likely to be the region you match/get interviews, and as others have said certain school curricula can make it harder for you to study independently for boards.
I cannot echo this enough. From what I can glean, TCOM has the absolute best bang for your buck (but you have to be a Texas resident I believe). Otherwise, go to the cheapest school. You don't want to be drowning in 400k debt. Take it from someone who went to an OG school with the highest tuition in the NATION.
 

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Really? I knew RVU is thought of highly on here, but I didn't realize the gap was that large. I dont know, it just seems like a risky decision to me to turn down two original 5 DO schools to go to the new branch campus of a school that was just acquired by the company that owns SGU. Would that fact that I would plan on living at home if I went to CCOM change anything since it would bring the difference over 4 years down to $50K?
Don't forget about costs like COST OF LIVING.

RVU you're near Denver and the COL there is outrageous. CCOM you got high tuition+high COL (which I guess free for you). KCOM the tuition is expensive but living in Kirksville is cheap because its a garbage city (liveable for two years, I did it), I will second the OMM intrusion at KCOM is pretty ridiculous though.
 

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Hola. Here is some match information for TCOM this year. I'll swing by with a full list whenever I can find one.

EDIT: My understanding is that the 5 "Radiology" includes our three Interventional Radiology matches this year.

Anesthesiology10
Child Neurology
Dermatology1
Emergency Medicine18
Family Medicine49
Family Medicine/NMM*1
General Surgery9
General Surgery (preliminary)
Internal Medicine33
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics2
Internal Medicine-Psychiatry1
Neurology3
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology15
Ophthalmology1
Orthopedic Surgery3
Otorhinolaryngology1
Pathology3
Pediatrics20
Pediatrics-Medical Genetics
Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psychiatry
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation13
Psychiatry12
Radiology5
Urology1
Traditional/Transitional Internship4
% of Graduates Placed in GME99%
 
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Hola. Here is some match information for TCOM this year. I'll swing by with a full list whenever I can find one.

Anesthesiology10
Child Neurology
Dermatology1
Emergency Medicine18
Family Medicine49
Family Medicine/NMM*1
General Surgery9
General Surgery (preliminary)
Internal Medicine33
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics2
Internal Medicine-Psychiatry1
Neurology3
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology15
Ophthalmology1
Orthopedic Surgery3
Otorhinolaryngology1
Pathology3
Pediatrics20
Pediatrics-Medical Genetics
Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psychiatry
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation13
Psychiatry12
Radiology5
Urology1
Traditional/Transitional Internship4
% of Graduates Placed in GME99%
15 OB matches? Damn, that's the most I've seen from one school
 
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Hola. Here is some match information for TCOM this year. I'll swing by with a full list whenever I can find one.

EDIT: My understanding is that the 5 "Radiology" includes our three Interventional Radiology matches this year.

Anesthesiology10
Child Neurology
Dermatology1
Emergency Medicine18
Family Medicine49
Family Medicine/NMM*1
General Surgery9
General Surgery (preliminary)
Internal Medicine33
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics2
Internal Medicine-Psychiatry1
Neurology3
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology15
Ophthalmology1
Orthopedic Surgery3
Otorhinolaryngology1
Pathology3
Pediatrics20
Pediatrics-Medical Genetics
Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psychiatry
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation13
Psychiatry12
Radiology5
Urology1
Traditional/Transitional Internship4
% of Graduates Placed in GME99%
It's beautiful
 
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Hola. Here is some match information for TCOM this year. I'll swing by with a full list whenever I can find one.

EDIT: My understanding is that the 5 "Radiology" includes our three Interventional Radiology matches this year.

Anesthesiology10
Child Neurology
Dermatology1
Emergency Medicine18
Family Medicine49
Family Medicine/NMM*1
General Surgery9
General Surgery (preliminary)
Internal Medicine33
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics2
Internal Medicine-Psychiatry1
Neurology3
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology15
Ophthalmology1
Orthopedic Surgery3
Otorhinolaryngology1
Pathology3
Pediatrics20
Pediatrics-Medical Genetics
Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psychiatry
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation13
Psychiatry12
Radiology5
Urology1
Traditional/Transitional Internship4
% of Graduates Placed in GME99%
I read this table wrong and at first I thought 18 matched into Dermatology. I was like holy crap what are they feeding those med students lol :p
 

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VCOM-Auburn finally posted our match list in our graduation booklet. I can answer any questions. First glance shows

5 ortho
1 ENT (Kentucky)
1 Derm
1 IR
1 optho
A few anesthesia, gen surg, psych (UAB + otherS)
Peds match was good (UNC, MUSC, UTSA, LSU)
EM was 100% match rate (21? 23?). Not a lot of brand name places, but a lot of our top tier EM applicants ranked geographically (a few had some incredibly impressive interviews).
All 4 people matched PM&R including a couple's match.
Only a small handful of academic IM programs (Indiana, MCOG, maybe 1 or 2 others I missed browsing through)

Overall I'd say the top of the class matched really, really well. EM, sports med, and peds had the most active clubs and chairs/preceptors and it shows. A lot of primary care, but it feels like that's on par for VCOM. Not bad for a first class match.

We also graduated 148 with a small handful with delayed graduation but should start residency on time. Started with 162. Attrition rate is VERY good for a first year class.
 
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We were also distinguished as having THE HIGHEST DEBT load of any school in the entire country (recently reported by US news and world report).
I'm not quite sure this is actually true. I don't see how RVU can have a higher debt load than CCOM or AZCOM. The rest of your post is good advice for pretty much any DO school unfortunately.
VCOM-Auburn finally posted our match list in our graduation booklet. I can answer any questions. First glance shows

5 ortho
1 ENT (Kentucky)
1 Derm
1 IR
1 optho
A few anesthesia, gen surg, psych (UAB + otherS)
Peds match was good (UNC, MUSC, UTSA, LSU)
EM was 100% match rate (21? 23?). Not a lot of brand name places, but a lot of our top tier EM applicants ranked geographically (a few had some incredibly impressive interviews).
All 4 people matched PM&R including a couple's match.
Only a small handful of academic IM programs (Indiana, MCOG, maybe 1 or 2 others I missed browsing through)

Overall I'd say the top of the class matched really, really well. EM, sports med, and peds had the most active clubs and chairs/preceptors and it shows. A lot of primary care, but it feels like that's on par for VCOM. Not bad for a first class match.

We also graduated 148 with a small handful with delayed graduation but should start residency on time. Started with 162. Attrition rate is VERY good for a first year class.
Where were the GS matches?
 

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VCOM-Auburn finally posted our match list in our graduation booklet. I can answer any questions. First glance shows

5 ortho
1 ENT (Kentucky)
1 Derm
1 IR
1 optho
A few anesthesia, gen surg, psych (UAB + otherS)
Peds match was good (UNC, MUSC, UTSA, LSU)
EM was 100% match rate (21? 23?). Not a lot of brand name places, but a lot of our top tier EM applicants ranked geographically (a few had some incredibly impressive interviews).
All 4 people matched PM&R including a couple's match.
Only a small handful of academic IM programs (Indiana, MCOG, maybe 1 or 2 others I missed browsing through)

Overall I'd say the top of the class matched really, really well. EM, sports med, and peds had the most active clubs and chairs/preceptors and it shows. A lot of primary care, but it feels like that's on par for VCOM. Not bad for a first class match.

We also graduated 148 with a small handful with delayed graduation but should start residency on time. Started with 162. Attrition rate is VERY good for a first year class.
A 9% attrition rate is NOT good, even for a brand new school.
9/148 going into uber-residencies is not bad. The gestalt I'm seeing this year for all the COMs is that ~10% of grads are getting into these.
 

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A 9% attrition rate is NOT good, even for a brand new school.
9/148 going into uber-residencies is not bad. The gestalt I'm seeing this year for all the COMs is that ~10% of grads are getting into these.
I was under the impression anything below 10% was "normal" for a new school, but I could be very wrong and defer to you because you are obviously more in the know than me. I know of the 14 that didn't graduate, 2 are delayed graduation and probably ~4 are in the class below ours and just remediated the first year. IDK how a remediated year and delayed graduation affects the actual statistics of it. Assuming all 6 of those actually graduate that puts us at 154/162 which seems about right.
 
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I was under the impression anything below 10% was "normal" for a new school, but I could be very wrong and defer to you because you are obviously more in the know than me. I know of the 14 that didn't graduate, 2 are delayed graduation and probably ~4 are in the class below ours and just remediated the first year. IDK how a remediated year and delayed graduation affects the actual statistics of it. Assuming all 6 of those actually graduate that puts us at 154/162 which seems about right.
That's better!!!
 
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I believe most were community programs in the southeast. I think we had one smaller academic center and then 1-2 community matches outside of the southeast.
Do you know specifically which programs? You can PM me if you want.
 

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Anesthesiology
U of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Madison, WI
U of Kansas SOM - Wichita, KS
U of Florida COM - Gainesville, FL
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH


Diagnostic Radiology
Arnot Ognen Medical Center - Elmira, NY
U of Oklahoma COM - Oklahoma City, OK
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center - Spokane, WA
Arnot Ogden Medical ctr - Elmira NY

Emergency Medicine
2x Midwestern University OPTI - Kingman, AZ
Genesys Regional Medical Center Health Park - Grand Blanc, MI
Southeastern Health - Lumberton, NC
McLaren Health Care Corp - Mount Clemens, MI
St. Elizabeth Health Center - Boardman, OH
SUNY Upstate Medical U - Syracuse, NY
Mt.Sinai Medical Center - Miami Beach, FL
Lakeland Health - Saint Joseph, MI
McLaren Healthcare Corp - Pontiac, MI
U of Massachusetts Medical School - Worchester, MA

Family Medicine
2x Trios Health - Kennewick, WA
Montana FM - Billings, MT
2x Multicare Good Sam - Puyallup, WA
U of Montana - Missoula, MT
2x Valley Medical Ctr - Renton,, WA
U of S. Alabama Hospitals - Mobile, AL
FM residency of Idaho - Nampa, ID
Concord Hospital - Concord, NH
3x Central Washington FM - Yakima, WA
2x U of Wyoming - Casper, WY
U of Las Vegas SOM - Las Vegas, NV
Providence St.Peter Hospital - Olympia, WA
U of Washington Affiliation Hospitals - Chelan, WA
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Marysville, WA
Community Healthcare - Tacoma, WA
Mercy Medical Center - Redding, CA
Lakeland Health - Saint Joseph, MI
U of Wyoming - Casper, WY
2x FM Residency of Idaho - Boise, ID
In His Image GM - Tulsa, OK
Skagit Regional Health - Mount Vernon, WA
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - Vancouver, WA
New Hanover Regional Medical Ctr - Wilmington, NC
Provicene Sacred Heart Medical Ctr - Spokane, WA
Travis Air Force Base - Fairfield, CA
Kadlec Regional Medical Ctr - Richland, WA
Wright Center for GME - Auburn, WA
2x Alaska FM residency / Providence - Anchorage, AK
Naval Station - Jacksonville, FL
Community Health of Central WA - Ellensburg, WA
Fairfield Medical Center - Lancaster, OH
Harrison Medical Center - Bremerton, WA
U of Pittsburgh Med Ctr Shadyside Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA
Central Maine Medical Center - Lewiston, ME


General Surgery
Sky Ridge Medical - Long tree, CO
Jewish Hospital - Cincinnati, OH
Beaumont Hospital - Trenton, MI
Kansas City University - Kansas City, MI

Internal Medicine
2x Boise VA Med Center - Boise, ID
Santa Varbara Cottage Hospital - Santa Barbara, CA
OHSU - Portland, OR
2x Samaritan Health Services - Corvalis, OR
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore - Baltimore, MD
Manatee Memorial Hospital - Bradenton, FL
2x Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center - Spokane, WA
2x Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, CO
Citrus Memorial Hospital - Inverness, FL
Skagit Regional Health - Mount Vernon, WA
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth - Portsmouth, VA
Western Michigan University Stryker SOM - Kalamazoo, MI
U of Texas Med Branch Galveston - Galveston, TX
Providence Health -Portland, OR
2x Legacy Emanuel / Good Sam - Portland, OR
Christus Health - San Antonio, TX
Califoria Pacific Medical Center - SF, CA
U of New Mexico SOM - Albuquerque, NM
Keesler Air Force Base - Biloxi, MS
Baystate Medical Ctr - Springfield, MA
UCSF Fresno - Fresno, CA
U of Washington Affiliated Hospitals - Seattle, WA
Trios Health - Kennewick, WA
U of Nevada Las Vegas SOM - Las Vegas, NV
Maine Medical Center - Portland, ME


Neurology
Valley Hospital Medical Center - Las Vegas, NV
U of Texas at Auston Dell Medical School - Austin, TX
Albany Medical Center - Albany, NY


NMS-OMT
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center - Ronceverte, WV


Obstetrics - Gynecology
McLaren Macomb - Mount Clemens, MI
U of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
McLaren Health Care Corp - Lansing, MI
Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills, MI
Marian Regional Medical Ctr - Santa Maria, CA
Metro Health / U of Michigan Health - Wyoming, MI
Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma - Tulsa, OK

Orthopedic Surgery
Genesys Regional Medical Center Health Park - Grand Blanc, MI

Pediatrics
U of Oklahoma COM -Oklahoma City, OK
U of New Mexico SOM-Albuquerque, NM
U of Illinois COM - Peoria, IL
U of Oklahoma COM -Tulsa, OK
Case Western / MetroHealth Medical Ctr - Cleveland, OH
U of Arizona COM - Tucson, AZ

Ped- EM
U of Arizona COM - Tuscon, AZ
U of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

PM&R
U of South Florida Morsani COM - Tampa, FL


Psychiatry
Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC
Samaritan Health Services - Corvalis, OR
Kaweah Delta Health Care CA - Visalia, CA

Surgery-Preliminary (without advance placement)
Bassett Medical Ctr - Cooperstown, NY

Traditional Rotating Internship
Sampson Regional Medical Center - Clinton, NC
The Lake Erie COM/Merit Health Wesley - Hattiesburg, MS
Mountain View Regional Medical Ctr - Las Cruces, NM

Urology
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields - Olympia Fields, IL
Jefferson Health / Our Lady of Lourdes - Stratford, NJ

4 graduates did not have associated GME placement listed on the commencement booklet.

IMO this year's match result is much better than 2018's. PNWU's class of 2019 is supposed to be the smartest class so far, with the best entrance GPA/MCAT and also the best board scores.
 

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PNWU-COM 2019 match according to the commencement booklet. It is so annoying the school doesn't release official match placement.


Anesthesiology
U of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Madison, WI
U of Kansas SOM - Wichita, KS
U of Florida COM - Gainesville, FL
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH


Diagnostic Radiology
Arnot Ognen Medical Center - Elmira, NY
U of Oklahoma COM - Oklahoma City, OK
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center - Spokane, WA
Arnot Ogden Medical ctr - Elmira NY

Emergency Medicine
2x Midwestern University OPTI - Kingman, AZ
Genesys Regional Medical Center Health Park - Grand Blanc, MI
Southeastern Health - Lumberton, NC
McLaren Health Care Corp - Mount Clemens, MI
St. Elizabeth Health Center - Boardman, OH
SUNY Upstate Medical U - Syracuse, NY
Mt.Sinai Medical Center - Miami Beach, FL
Lakeland Health - Saint Joseph, MI
McLaren Healthcare Corp - Pontiac, MI
U of Massachusetts Medical School - Worchester, MA

Family Medicine
2x Trios Health - Kennewick, WA
Montana FM - Billings, MT
2x Multicare Good Sam - Puyallup, WA
U of Montana - Missoula, MT
2x Valley Medical Ctr - Renton,, WA
U of S. Alabama Hospitals - Mobile, AL
FM residency of Idaho - Nampa, ID
Concord Hospital - Concord, NH
3x Central Washington FM - Yakima, WA
2x U of Wyoming - Casper, WY
U of Las Vegas SOM - Las Vegas, NV
Providence St.Peter Hospital - Olympia, WA
U of Washington Affiliation Hospitals - Chelan, WA
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Marysville, WA
Community Healthcare - Tacoma, WA
Mercy Medical Center - Redding, CA
Lakeland Health - Saint Joseph, MI
U of Wyoming - Casper, WY
2x FM Residency of Idaho - Boise, ID
In His Image GM - Tulsa, OK
Skagit Regional Health - Mount Vernon, WA
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - Vancouver, WA
New Hanover Regional Medical Ctr - Wilmington, NC
Provicene Sacred Heart Medical Ctr - Spokane, WA
Travis Air Force Base - Fairfield, CA
Kadlec Regional Medical Ctr - Richland, WA
Wright Center for GME - Auburn, WA
2x Alaska FM residency / Providence - Anchorage, AK
Naval Station - Jacksonville, FL
Community Health of Central WA - Ellensburg, WA
Fairfield Medical Center - Lancaster, OH
Harrison Medical Center - Bremerton, WA
U of Pittsburgh Med Ctr Shadyside Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA
Central Maine Medical Center - Lewiston, ME


General Surgery
Sky Ridge Medical - Long tree, CO
Jewish Hospital - Cincinnati, OH
Beaumont Hospital - Trenton, MI
Kansas City University - Kansas City, MI

Internal Medicine
2x Boise VA Med Center - Boise, ID
Santa Varbara Cottage Hospital - Santa Barbara, CA
OHSU - Portland, OR
2x Samaritan Health Services - Corvalis, OR
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore - Baltimore, MD
Manatee Memorial Hospital - Bradenton, FL
2x Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center - Spokane, WA
2x Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, CO
Citrus Memorial Hospital - Inverness, FL
Skagit Regional Health - Mount Vernon, WA
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth - Portsmouth, VA
Western Michigan University Stryker SOM - Kalamazoo, MI
U of Texas Med Branch Galveston - Galveston, TX
Providence Health -Portland, OR
2x Legacy Emanuel / Good Sam - Portland, OR
Christus Health - San Antonio, TX
Califoria Pacific Medical Center - SF, CA
U of New Mexico SOM - Albuquerque, NM
Keesler Air Force Base - Biloxi, MS
Baystate Medical Ctr - Springfield, MA
UCSF Fresno - Fresno, CA
U of Washington Affiliated Hospitals - Seattle, WA
Trios Health - Kennewick, WA
U of Nevada Las Vegas SOM - Las Vegas, NV
Maine Medical Center - Portland, ME


Neurology
Valley Hospital Medical Center - Las Vegas, NV
U of Texas at Auston Dell Medical School - Austin, TX
Albany Medical Center - Albany, NY


NMS-OMT
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center - Ronceverte, WV


Obstetrics - Gynecology
McLaren Macomb - Mount Clemens, MI
U of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
McLaren Health Care Corp - Lansing, MI
Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills, MI
Marian Regional Medical Ctr - Santa Maria, CA
Metro Health / U of Michigan Health - Wyoming, MI
Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma - Tulsa, OK

Orthopedic Surgery
Genesys Regional Medical Center Health Park - Grand Blanc, MI

Pediatrics
U of Oklahoma COM -Oklahoma City, OK
U of New Mexico SOM-Albuquerque, NM
U of Illinois COM - Peoria, IL
U of Oklahoma COM -Tulsa, OK
Case Western / MetroHealth Medical Ctr - Cleveland, OH
U of Arizona COM - Tucson, AZ

Ped- EM
U of Arizona COM - Tuscon, AZ
U of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

PM&R
U of South Florida Morsani COM - Tampa, FL


Psychiatry
Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC
Samaritan Health Services - Corvalis, OR
Kaweah Delta Health Care CA - Visalia, CA

Surgery-Preliminary (without advance placement)
Bassett Medical Ctr - Cooperstown, NY

Traditional Rotating Internship
Sampson Regional Medical Center - Clinton, NC
The Lake Erie COM/Merit Health Wesley - Hattiesburg, MS
Mountain View Regional Medical Ctr - Las Cruces, NM

Urology
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields - Olympia Fields, IL
Jefferson Health / Our Lady of Lourdes - Stratford, NJ

4 graduates did not have associated GME placement listed on the commencement booklet.

IMO this year's match result is much better than 2018's. PNWU's class of 2019 is supposed to be the smartest class so far, with the best entrance GPA/MCAT and also the best board scores.
Very solid pro-DO list.
 

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Agreed. UW didn't have any DOs for categorical or prelim IM last year as far as I can tell, and it hasn't been much better in years prior.
The guy who matched UW was a former professional NFL athlete, nice guy, very intelligent, comes from MD-family(=well connected? IDK), so he's got everything going for him. Wasn't surprising at all he got into UW-Seattle.
 
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The guy who matched UW was a former professional NFL athlete, nice guy, very intelligent, comes from MD-family(=well connected? IDK), so he's got everything going for him. Wasn't surprising at all he got into UW-Seattle.
So basically impossible to match at UW as a DO? Well. Guess it'll be impossible to return back home.
 

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So basically impossible to match at UW as a DO? Well. Guess it'll be impossible to return back home.
Not impossible (UW had DOs in ortho, GS, Plastics, IM, etc) but yes, UW is a very competitive match as a whole
 
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Anyone have the ACOM completed match list? Kinda worried since they haven’t posted any institutional data tilhis year.
 

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Anyone have the ACOM completed match list? Kinda worried since they haven’t posted any institutional data tilhis year.
They didn’t release it. >75% were primary care specialties (FM, IM, Peds, OB).

If you add EM then it’s >80%
 

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What does prelim, transitional year, and traditional rotating mean??
Bad unless they have advanced standing matches as well. It means it’s just a 1 year program that doesn’t lead to board certification and they must reapply to residency this upcoming year
 
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Goro

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So basically impossible to match at UW as a DO? Well. Guess it'll be impossible to return back home.
My school has sent grads to UW. Things are likely to be program specific. Even NYU PM&R loves DOs.