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If you had the choice to an Accelerated 3 year fast track program with emphasis in Family Medicine, would you guys/gals go for it or a traditional 4 year?
 

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I think he means 3 years of medical school.

http://www.unmc.edu/Community/ruralmeded/short_and_sweet_accelerated.htm

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Better link from the same site:
http://www.unmc.edu/Community/ruralmeded/model/gradu/accelerated.htm

I would have definitely considered this if I had known such a thing existed:
One accelerated program out of these 12, took a different route so that it could focus on the rural needs of its state. The Nebraska Accelerated Training Program has 3 years medical school, 3 years residency, and a 1 year fellowship emphasizing procedures. This program in Nebraska is different from the 3-3 programs in 11 other academic locations. It focuses on rural preparation.
 
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If you had the choice to an Accelerated 3 year fast track program with emphasis in Family Medicine, would you guys/gals go for it or a traditional 4 year?

If I was 100% sure that I wanted Family Medicine and nothing else, then I might decide to go accelerated. But that's a tough decision to be able to make as a pre-med. I think the accelerated Family Med curriculums are best suited for older, non-traditional students, who know what they want and don't have as many productive years ahead of them to pay off student loans. If you are in your twenties, then just go the traditional 4 year route and keep your options open. You'll have plenty of time to pay off the extra year of tuition regardless of what field you go into.
 

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Yup, I meant 3 years medical school with 3 years FM Residency.
 

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Life is too short to never be a 4th year medical student.


Absolutely!! Imagine going straight into intern year without that 4th year buffer....yikes!!!
 

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PCSP students immediately will begin core clinical rotations at carefully selected hospitals and physician offices. The college will designate Millcreek Community Hospital, St. Vincent Health Center, and Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA, along with Meadville (PA) Medical Center and UHHS-Richmond Heights, OH, as the core rotation sites for PCSP students.

Medical students who enter PCSP in October 2007 will graduate with a Doctor of Osteopathic Degree in 2010. Graduates will continue their post-graduate education through a three-year residency program at selected hospitals.

Question: What is the point of this?
Answer: To be a farm system where the graduates have no choice but to be a resident at one of the local Family Medicine Residencies.

Go 4 years, see lots of programs, pick from any one in the country, not 4 around Erie. Enjoy 4th year of medical school, the home stretch is pretty sweet.
 

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Question: What is the point of this?
Answer: To be a farm system where the graduates have no choice but to be a resident at one of the local Family Medicine Residencies.

Go 4 years, see lots of programs, pick from any one in the country, not 4 around Erie. Enjoy 4th year of medical school, the home stretch is pretty sweet.

That is a true statement, thanks!:thumbup:
 
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