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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by SynapticDoctah, Sep 26, 2014.

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  1. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2013
    Hello all,

    So I have attended four interviews now and am waiting on my decision letters/emails. I have three other interviews that I am not sure I want to attend or not and this is where you can possibly help me!

    I want to go into radiology or possibly something surgery related. I have always been interested in the surgery room environment and have shadowed MANY sub specialists in this area. I know that your specialty is MOST influenced by how much you put into your school and how hard you work and that you can be successful at ANY school, however some schools are newer and may not have the connections to assist the student in finding competitive residencies, etc.

    These are the schools I have interviews at, have interviewed at, or am currently waiting on (to hopefully offer an interview later).

    If anyone has any insight on the schools and why/why not they would be a good choice for someone who wants to land a spot in a competitive residency, PLEASE POST!

    Interviewed at:


    Scheduled interviews next month:


    Hopefuls Interviews:


    Thank you!
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  3. HoboCommander

    HoboCommander 7+ Year Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Osteopathic surgical residencies rely heavily on an away rotation there (one month job interview), which you will set up and go to during your 4th year. It doesn't have anything to do with what school you go to. I've been traveling all over the country to do mine. You have to make all your own connections. The school doesn't do it for you unlike MD schools.
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  4. cliquesh

    cliquesh 7+ Year Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    DMU and kcumb are good. I wouldn't go to any of the new schools.
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  5. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    I have have been very impressed by KCUMB's match list. You can find these by doing a simple google search. Campbell, being a new school, hasn't graduated anyone yet, I believe.

    Just search ___COM match list 2013 or 2014

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  6. Roxas

    Roxas Giggity! Bronze Donor 5+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Twilight Town
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017
  7. Elevencents

    Elevencents 5+ Year Member

    Sep 3, 2011
    I think KCUMB will get you any residency you want if you do your part. MS1 here.
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  8. birdboybird

    birdboybird 2+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 2013
    Does that mean KCUMB is the best DO school?
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  9. Awesome Sauceome

    Awesome Sauceome SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    In a pine tree
    you're getting warmer... Tehe

    Just kidding, It seems like an awesome school. But that's not to knock the fact that there are also plenty of other amazing schools too. Just off the top of my head: OSU, MSU, OUCOM, TCOM, and CCOM also come to mind as other great schools. But I would argue that with the list the OP currently has, and with the fields he wants to go in to, KCUMB is definitely one of the better options. My proof is solely in the match lists and the boards scores that the school has produced over the past few years.
  10. DoctorKrieger

    DoctorKrieger Exit Van Left 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2013
    I cringe every time someone refers to OSU-COM as 'Oklahoma.'
  11. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2013
    Why would this make you cringe?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014
  12. karling

    karling 2+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    My guess would be because Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are pretty big rivals. In other words, someone from OSU would not be happy about being referred to as Oklahoma.
  13. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2013
    Ahhhh gotcha. Makes sense haha
  14. DoctorKrieger

    DoctorKrieger Exit Van Left 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2013
    What that guy said. I have zero desire to be associated with that other school.
    Probably don't want to refer to MSU-COM as Michigan, either.
  15. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2013
    Very true.

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