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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by ZashJMJ, Apr 23, 2002.
What do you think of OU-COM?
I'll let you know in a couple months when I arrive in Athens for my summer research fellowship!! Yippiee!!!
Please let us know! OU is my #1 choice! It's a great school..
Im not going there, but have to say that Dr. Shrinner is the best speaker i've ever seen amongst med school administrators.
I'm very excited about my opportunity at Ohio. I haven't officially received word, but I'm almost certain that I'll interview for the next entering class this summer as well. The campus looks old and beautiful. The main focus of the school is to produce excellent primary care physicians, which is fine with me. I'd love to have the opportunity to attend Ohio U as a medical student based on my preliminary observations. It's a solid medical school, affiliated with a large University...in a college town. I'm looking forward to arriving in Athens in early June.
I think it is a fine school, but the whole thing of non-residents having to practice is Ohio for 5 years after graduation is a little wierd.
I am part OUCOM's entering class this fall. I just wanted to share my feelings about the school. The school is very focused on you as a person. Your interview is not filled with BS questions about hypothetical situations. When I got there everyone had read my essay and knew it in detail. I was shocked to be asked questions that required some previous knowledge of my file. That really turned me on to the school. Having interviewed at several allopathic and osteopathic schools I had never felt like I was being "recruited" as I did at OUCOM. Some of you may know what I mean.
The teachers seemed very animated about what they could do for you as a student. There is a lot of pride stemming from the faculty (that I met). Being from NJ I was really impressed with the beauty of the campus. Nice old fashioned buildings and some cool modern ones.
Although the school's focus is definitely primary care they are open to anything. I actualy told them I wanted to do emergency medicine and a toxicology fellowship... They liked that! I also expressed an interest in doing clinical trials for a drug company.
The financial aid office is very helpful and doesn't have a permanent stick up their ass like several school I visited. The staff has been nothing but polite.
The most important point I want to stress is that the school is genuinely happy that you are there. They are psyched to give you a good education and want you to enjoy your time there.
After visiting several places I can tell you I felt more like a burden than an asset most of the time.
I know I haven't even started classes but I was so impressed on my visits there that I already have the school pride going. I am applying to the PCC program which is all case based. I'll let you know more in a couple of months. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
As for the 5 year contract... yeah, it sounds crappy but think about it... why would a state sponsored school really want to train doctors for another state? If you do primary care the requirement drops to 3 and a half. Most importantly residency DOES count. The way I see it, there are some good hospitals in Ohio so doing residency there won't hurt.
I agree. I'm not too worried about that 5 year thing either, especially since residency counts towards the requirement. I wouldn't mind training at some of the hospitals in the big cities: Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. All of them have fine training institutions...the Cleveland Clinic comes to mind. Also, all of the specialties I'm considering are at least 4 years in length, so that would really only leave me with a year to practice in Ohio, if I decided to leave for another state.
John Schriner is fantastic! I spend a day at OU and he gave me a tour...amazing...I want to go back down this summer and look at the OMM labs and maybe spend a day with a student.