Best DO location for starting family, new jobs, etc

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    I just recently got engaged and my fiancé will be relocating with me wherever I get accepted to. I want to be able to attend a reputable school and also have a good location for my husband to find a job (he's a nurse) and to also attend dnp school. Which DO schools offer this in their location where there are good schools and hospitals in the area? I want to do general surgery so idk if location will restrict my chances that much as a DO. What DO schools should I avoid?
     
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      I just recently got engaged and my fiancé will be relocating with me wherever I get accepted to. I want to be able to attend a reputable school and also have a good location for my wife to find a job ( she's a nurse) and to also attend dnp school. Which DO schools offer this in their location where there are good schools and hospitals in the area? I want to do general surgery so idk if location will restrict my chances that much as a DO. What DO schools should I avoid?

      Nova in South FL would fulfill all these requirements for you and your fiancé...
       

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        CCOM is about 30-40 minutes outside of Chicago, and there are A TON of hospitals in the suburbs that are solid. I've grown up in the next town over from CCOM and I know of 6 hospitals within a 15 minute drive of my house. I think CCOM has a nursing program, but idk what degrees they offer.
         
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          It seems like the more urban the more opportunities. However, I really like VCOM and what they offer but I don't know too much about their ability to prepare students to match into competitive specialties and what Blacksburg can offer in terms of my situation. It seems to be pretty rural.
           

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            For me despite living closer to a specific DO school back home (20 minute drive). My top choice by far is PCOM because of it's success in matching people into orthopedics. Also, I have a lot of family near by.
             

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              TouroCOM NY and NYCOM as well. I applied to those two and CCOM on the DO side for a somewhat similar reason as you. The greater NYC and Chicago area have so many opportunities.

              I would consider Touro CA too, the greater San Fran area is awesome.

              Good luck.
               

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                My top choice by far is PCOM because of it's success in matching people into orthopedics. Also, I have a lot of family near by.
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                  I'm not saying PCOM isn't a great program (it is) and they do have a nice ortho placement record, but remember your chance at those specialties is highly, highly individually driven. Furthermore, these numbers could change from year to year pending on student interest.

                  The main factors for matching are your personal success on audition rotations and personal dedication to get a high board score. If you had all the criteria needed for a successful application, you'd get an ortho spot regardless of which school you attend. I'm saying this only so no one gets "dead set" on one school, especially if it doesn't work out.

                  Good luck.
                   

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                    I'm not saying PCOM isn't a great program (it is) and they do have a nice ortho placement record, but remember your chance at those specialties is highly, highly individually driven. Furthermore, these numbers could change from year to year pending on student interest.

                    The main factors for matching are your personal success on audition rotations and personal dedication to get a high board score. If you had all the criteria needed for a successful application, you'd get an ortho spot regardless of which school you attend. I'm saying this only so no one gets "dead set" on one school, especially if it doesn't work out.

                    Good luck.

                    I like what I have read about pcom. It's a lot more then their variety of matches
                     

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                      I like what I have read about pcom. It's a lot more then their variety of matches

                      That's awesome, I agree it's a great program. I wasn't implying you hadn't personally done your research or had great reasons. I just wanted to make an overarching, broad point to all reading that in the DO world especially, students can place where they want because of individual efforts. Good luck!
                       

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                        Thanks for the replies. Anyone have input on which schools to absolutely avoid based on not having opportunities for your spouse and family?

                        If he's a nurse there should be opportunities near most schools. Remember, each medical school has medical affiliations nearby. You'll need to do some research as far as advanced schooling though, because you may need to find a school that has another university/program nearby that offers it. "Opportunities" for family seems really personal. Some may say that is being in a safe small towns, others in a large city that has all the shopping and activities.
                         

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                          CCOM is about 30-40 minutes outside of Chicago, and there are A TON of hospitals in the suburbs that are solid. I've grown up in the next town over from CCOM and I know of 6 hospitals within a 15 minute drive of my house. I think CCOM has a nursing program, but idk what degrees they offer.

                          I interviewed here and highly recommend it. It's an awesome school and lots of opportunities for a nurse to find work.
                           
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                            I just recently got engaged and my fiancé will be relocating with me wherever I get accepted to. I want to be able to attend a reputable school and also have a good location for my husband to find a job (he's a nurse) and to also attend dnp school. Which DO schools offer this in their location where there are good schools and hospitals in the area? I want to do general surgery so idk if location will restrict my chances that much as a DO. What DO schools should I avoid?

                            WesternU has a DNP program and there are nice areas to live nearby like Claremont and Chino Hills. Not sure what the job market is for nurses in the area, though.
                             

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                              In a similar situation. I like VCOM-CC for this because it is very livable. There is a hospital system near the school where you can request to do your 3rd and 4th year, and there is opportunity to do residency in the same hospital as well as the neighboring city's hospital system. My husband has already been looking for jobs there to get a general idea, and apparently there are over 200 openings in his field within a 30 mile radius. Low cost of living too.
                               

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                                In a similar situation. I like VCOM-CC for this because it is very livable. There is a hospital system near the school where you can request to do your 3rd and 4th year, and there is opportunity to do residency in the same hospital as well as the neighboring city's hospital system. My husband has already been looking for jobs there to get a general idea, and apparently there are over 200 openings in his field within a 30 mile radius. Low cost of living too.

                                Wow, did not know the Carolinas campus had that much to offer..too bad I didn't apply there. Do you know if Blacksburg is more or less the same?
                                 

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                                  Nova in South FL would fulfill all these requirements for you and your fiancé...

                                  I wouldn't raise a cat in Ft. Lauderdale. I live in north Palm right now and dread even driving past Boca. Crime is bad, schools are terrible, neighborhoods aren't safe for children to play in, and property lots are small. Just my opinion, but I've lived in south florida for 22 years so its from experience.
                                   

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                                    I wouldn't raise a cat in Ft. Lauderdale. I live in north Palm right now and dread even driving past Boca. Crime is bad, schools are terrible, neighborhoods aren't safe for children to play in, and property lots are small. Just my opinion, but I've lived in south florida for 22 years so its from experience.

                                    I know at least one student at NSU is raising cats :p
                                     
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