2023-2024 William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)

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I’m trying to choose between TouroCOM montana and WCUCOM. Proximity wise - I live in Florida. Any input?
also are you going med or dental? saw you posted in the dent forums as well recently.

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Which apartment do you guys think is better: Breckenridge or Chelsea?
 
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Which apartment do you guys think is better: Breckenridge or Chelsea?
Lived at Breckenridge for 1st year. I like it a lot. Literally the only complaint I have is one our neighbors but there's not much you can do about that. Many of us (WCUCOM students) live here so it's nice seeing people around when you're walking out and about for whatever reason. Honestly feel like we have a little community going on here. Price isn't too bad, especially with a roommate and amenities (pool and small workout room) are decent. I think the apartments are nice enough and worth what you pay for. Maintenance is great and they're super responsive (have come the same day I called about something and fixed it same day as well).
 
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Lived at Breckenridge for 1st year. I like it a lot. Literally the only complaint I have is one our neighbors but there's not much you can do about that. Many of us (WCUCOM students) live here so it's nice seeing people around when you're walking out and about for whatever reason. Honestly feel like we have a little community going on here. Price isn't too bad, especially with a roommate and amenities (pool and small workout room) are decent. I think the apartments are nice enough and worth what you pay for. Maintenance is great and they're super responsive (have come the same day I called about something and fixed it same day as well).
Do you know if some med students stay at Chelsea?
 
Do you know if some med students stay at Chelsea?
Sorry, I honestly don't know any of us that do but there is a good possibility there are. If you are in the class discord you should ask on there to find out.
 
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Hey you guys ! Are we allowed to wear any shoes for labs and lecture ? (crocs, clog like shoes, ect ) thanks !
 
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Hey you guys ! Are we allowed to wear any shoes for labs and lecture ? (crocs, clog like shoes, ect ) thanks !
for lectures you can wear whatever shoes you want as long as you're wearing your class color scrub pants and top... 5" heels might get a few side eyes but you do you hahaha

for opp lab you should probs wear socks even thought thats like "unofficial" but the shoes themselves don't really matter.

for anatomy lab, you need to have closed toe shoes. you could probs get away with birks clogs?

for CPC lab day to day, you need to wear close toe shoes. for SPT's/OSCEs/Mini/Mega (you'll find out what these terms mean later) you need to have dress shoes for men, close to flat dress shoes for women (i think the heel limit is like an 1"? its in the syllabus) along with your shirt and tie for men and slacks/blouse for women
 
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What are the options for sending drug test results? Does it have to be directly from the lab? Or can I mail a copy I got from the lab?
 
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HELP i just got a late ii to KCOM and am really struggling with where to go. i already have an apt deposit in hburg and everything. school starts 7/8 at KCOM SOS
 
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HELP i just got accepted to KCOM and am really struggling with where to go. i already have an apt deposit in hburg and everything. school starts 7/8 at KCOM SOS
Figure out what school has what you want! P/F etc, KCOM is also a great school
 
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When is the first day of school here? I surprisingly got a secondary last week from here but wanted to know the general timeline - thank you! Considering this school now among others
 
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When is the first day of school here? I surprisingly got a secondary last week from here but wanted to know the general timeline - thank you! Considering this school now among others
August 5th for us OMS-1s
 
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Hey, I just got an A, and seeing as we have similar backgrounds I wanted to reach out just to ask a few questions.

I tried to PM you but its not letting me, would you be able to start the conversation?
Congrats on the A!! Whoop Whoop!
 
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Is the likelihood of getting an interview invite pretty high once you get a secondary? I completed it last Friday, but getting this secondary so out of the blue is making me rethink my school decision
 
Also, does anyone know if the class is filled yet or if they are still going through the alternate list at the moment?
 
Also, does anyone know if the class is filled yet or if they are still going through the alternate list at the moment?
they are def filling the class as people pull their acceptances. good chance you get a II at some point if you recently got a secondary! it means they're probably close to moving through the alternate list and are anticipating have more seats available soon.
 
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Is anyone still on the alternate list? Asking for a friend
 
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did y'all ever find out confirmed what your scrub color is? i wanna know if i was right hahahaa
 
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I think it might have been mentioned. But curious how grading works? I know it is pass/fail. Does that mean that higher than 70% in the grade will allow me to pass? And then each exam you get graded on you need to pass 70% as well and then add that together to get a total grade to pass? Also if you fail a course or an exam? Do you remediate both? Or remediate the whole year? How does remediation work? How many do you get per course I guess? Sorry for all the questions.
 
I think it might have been mentioned. But curious how grading works? I know it is pass/fail. Does that mean that higher than 70% in the grade will allow me to pass? And then each exam you get graded on you need to pass 70% as well and then add that together to get a total grade to pass? Also if you fail a course or an exam? Do you remediate both? Or remediate the whole year? How does remediation work? How many do you get per course I guess? Sorry for all the questions.
hi! current rising OMS3. this is subject to change every year but this is how it was this past school year!

-the definition of the 70% threshold differs class to class. in anatomy for example, it doesn't matter your grades on the lab or lecture exam, it is all calculated together and your course grade simply has to be greater than 69.5%. in classes like OPP, you have to get > 69.5% average in the exam portion of the class AND a > 69.5% average on the 3 lab practicals (CSA's). that goes as well for CPC. specifics will be clearly outlined in your course syllabi.

-as it stands, you can "retake" one exam, per class, per semester, during the first 2-3 blocks of the semester (its changed each year). you can only retake if you failed the exam. if you get above a 69.5 (say an 80%) on the retake exam, your grade for that exam will be recorded as 69.5. you can't get higher than a 69.5 on a retake exam, even if you got every question on the retake exam right. retake exams can be offered in any form, written, oral, etc.

-1 class failure = on your transcript
-2 class failures = on your transcript + automatically repeating the year
-3 class failures = automatically dismissed (you can appeal; most are unsuccessful)

-if you fail a class, it counts as a course failure and goes on your transcript, if you successfully remediate, you move on to the next semester. if you fail a class, and then fail the subsequent remediation, that counts as another course failure and you are repeating the year.

like i said this is subject to change year to year, but don't let it freak you out!
 
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Hey y'all, I will officially be withdrawing my WCUCOM acceptance. This was such a tough decision as I absolutely loved WCU and everyone made me feel so welcome at my interview! I wanted to let y'all know so that it gives hope to someone waitlisted. ♥ :)
 
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Hey y'all, I will officially be withdrawing my WCUCOM acceptance. This was such a tough decision as I absolutely loved WCU and everyone made me feel so welcome at my interview! I wanted to let y'all know so that it gives hope to someone waitlisted. ♥ :)
Aww good luck to you!
 
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Out of curiosity what goodies do you get at orientation
 
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Hi all, I currently have a two-bedroom apartment at the Met and am looking for a roommate. The rent is around 1500 a month, and I would love to find a roommate who is similar to me. I am more of a homebody but do like to go out on occasion. I love reading and crocheting (My partner swears I am an 1800s housewife lol). If you are looking for a roommate and are interested, please reach out!
 
Hi all, I currently have a two-bedroom apartment at the Met and am looking for a roommate. The rent is around 1500 a month, and I would love to find a roommate who is similar to me. I am more of a homebody but do like to go out on occasion. I love reading and crocheting (My partner swears I am an 1800s housewife lol). If you are looking for a roommate and are interested, please reach out!
Hi there. I am looking for a roommate too. Are you a female?
 
hi! current rising OMS3. this is subject to change every year but this is how it was this past school year!

-the definition of the 70% threshold differs class to class. in anatomy for example, it doesn't matter your grades on the lab or lecture exam, it is all calculated together and your course grade simply has to be greater than 69.5%. in classes like OPP, you have to get > 69.5% average in the exam portion of the class AND a > 69.5% average on the 3 lab practicals (CSA's). that goes as well for CPC. specifics will be clearly outlined in your course syllabi.

-as it stands, you can "retake" one exam, per class, per semester, during the first 2-3 blocks of the semester (its changed each year). you can only retake if you failed the exam. if you get above a 69.5 (say an 80%) on the retake exam, your grade for that exam will be recorded as 69.5. you can't get higher than a 69.5 on a retake exam, even if you got every question on the retake exam right. retake exams can be offered in any form, written, oral, etc.

-1 class failure = on your transcript
-2 class failures = on your transcript + automatically repeating the year
-3 class failures = automatically dismissed (you can appeal; most are unsuccessful)

-if you fail a class, it counts as a course failure and goes on your transcript, if you successfully remediate, you move on to the next semester. if you fail a class, and then fail the subsequent remediation, that counts as another course failure and you are repeating the year.

like i said this is subject to change year to year, but don't let it freak you out!
damn thats actually kinda scary. Just to clarify, its failing 2 classes a single semester to repeat the year? or 2 in a year?
 
damn thats actually kinda scary. Just to clarify, its failing 2 classes a single semester to repeat the year? or 2 in a year?
definitely 2 in a semester. you'll have to read the handbook and ask if it applies if its 2 in a year! i'm not sure!
 
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I had a quick question for the first year. Is the first year solely anatomy class? Or are there separate classes for biochemistry/patho/histology? For anatomy, are the lecture exams all multiple choice and the lab ones written?
 
I had a quick question for the first year. Is the first year solely anatomy class? Or are there separate classes for biochemistry/patho/histology? For anatomy, are the lecture exams all multiple choice and the lab ones written?
You will have histology and biochem yes, anatomy has written and lab practicals, all MC
 
You will have histology and biochem yes, anatomy has written and lab practicals, all MC
And they are separate courses? Or combined with anatomy? I’m just curious how many classes we take per semester for the first year.
 
And they are separate courses? Or combined with anatomy? I’m just curious how many classes we take per semester for the first year.
you will take 23-25 credit hours and classes usually are

-medical genetics
-clinical anatomy + lab
-medical physiology
-medical histology
-medical biochemistry
-osteopathic principles and practice I (OPP)
-clinical patient care I (CPC)
-behavioral science and public health I

all that to say first year curriculum is always subject to change and there are definitely changes coming for incoming first years! stay kinda and stay flexible and you'll be just fine!
 
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