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Comparing D.O. Schools

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by veronica, May 15, 2001.

  1. veronica

    veronica Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 14, 2001
    Hello everyone. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me which D.O. schools will best prepare students for residencies. I am interested in comparing CCOM, MSUCOM, LECOM and DMU. Thanks
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  3. ewagner

    ewagner Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 1998
    Residencies in what? Are you asking for which schools have the best 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations or are you asking which schools have the best board scores?
    Residency doesn't have alot to do with your 1st and 2nd years...unless you fail.
  4. veronica

    veronica Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 14, 2001
    Sorry. I really just want to know which school will make me a better doctor. However you want to answer that. Board scores, where people do residencies, etc.
  5. KCOM2005

    KCOM2005 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    You can go to a school with poor board scores and a dismal US News ranking and still end up with a top residency, it is all up to you. In reality, the school reputation will only get so far, you will have to prove yourself eventually. I would recommend that you don't exclude scores based on their scores (we ask them not to do this when they look at our applications, right?). You might miss the opportunity to go to the school that will really make YOU shine so that eventually you get that great residency.
  6. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    Has anyone ever seen any formal ranking of the osteopathic schools? I haven't.
  7. Wasabi

    Wasabi Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Chicago, Illinois
    I don't think there is a formal ranking for osteopathic schools. There are all pretty much the same, except each school has a different set of weaknesses and strengths.
  8. kidterrific

    kidterrific Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Detroit, MI
    This topic always comes up (almost as much as the MD vs DO stuff).

    There is NO ranking.
    Different people like different schools for different reasons.
    Find the one that suits YOU.
    You get out what you put in.
  9. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Well said, kidterrific.
  10. dieselkid

    dieselkid Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Oakland, CA, USA
    I was told this once by an MD. I believe it applies here, too. "The difference between the worst and the best medical schools is so small."
  11. j8463dp

    j8463dp Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2001
    NSUCOM 2005
    MED SCHOOL IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. This is a small but very important factor.

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