Comparing these schools: TouroCA, TouroNV, AZCOM, WesternCOMP.

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Trying to determine the pros/cons. Anyone wanna weigh in?
 

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TouroCA: Mexican food, Napa wine and San Francisco seafood

AZCOM: Mexican food and 120 degree summers (but hey, it's a dry heat...but so's your oven)

WesternCOMP: Mexican food

TouroNV: Mexican food, and buffets at the casinos, and see AZCOM for summer weather
 

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Western also have lot of Chinese foods.
Tourou CA has variety of Taiwanese boba as well
 

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O Touro CA--High cost of living
O Touro NV--Located in what used to be a Big O tire store or something, but you're in Vegas.
O AZCOM--Higher tuition than Harvard Medical School
O Western COMP (NW)--Located in a little town of 15K, rains all the time
 
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I'd automatically rule out T-NV. Interview was not fun, everybody looked really depressed. There was also a lot of talk of MD school expansion into Vegas, reducing rotation spots.

I'd put the other three in the same "tier" in my opinion. I'd rank them T-CA > AZCOM > Western.
Western spends too much time doing OPP crap. AZCOM is expensive as hell. Touro has better weather.
 
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Neither. Apply to MD programs.

Only one worth going to out of those 3 would be touro-CA if you HAD to choose a DO program though.

or AZCOM.


Not touro-NV. it's a warehouse by a benz dealership.

Or pursue NP, PA, CRNA route.
 

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TUCOM is garbage. That list for me would go AZCOM>Western>TUNCOM>>> TUCOM. TUCOM has issues with board scores and match lists for having such a high MCAT average. Current students have told me that they really struggle on USMLE, and they do more OMM than most other DO programs, like enough to impede your learning in other classes. I know AZCOM has high tuition but they have their act together.
 
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When comparing D.O. schools all that matters is tuition and cost of living. Location is in the 2nd tier of importance. With the exception of the New Jersey, Michigan State, maybe PCOM, and North Texas D.O. school all the schools will be the same.
 

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When comparing D.O. schools all that matters is tuition and cost of living. Location is in the 2nd tier of importance. With the exception of the New Jersey, Michigan State, maybe PCOM, and North Texas D.O. school all the schools will be the same.
I'd argue that all schools are the same, you can learn what you need to learn and do what you need to do at any of them. FWIW, I'm through DO school and well into residency now. I went to one of th traditionally "less regarded" schools but I got a fantastic education and am doing excellent in Residency at a very demanding and academically oriented program. (N=1, but I think it's important to say).

I'd also argue that location is more than just of secondary concern. For residency apps, the more DO friendly MD programs tend to gravitate to applicants from the DO schools in closer proximity to their hospital. Probably a function of those DO's spending more time in the same hospitals, and doing more Audition rotations. There's something to be said about going to a school that a program has had good experience taking grads from. That being said, we had a TUCOM-CA grad in our program recently (We're in New England), none from the others on the OP's list.
 
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I'd argue that all schools are the same, you can learn what you need to learn and do what you need to do at any of them. FWIW, I'm through DO school and well into residency now. I went to one of th traditionally "less regarded" schools but I got a fantastic education and am doing excellent in Residency at a very demanding and academically oriented program. (N=1, but I think it's important to say).

I'd also argue that location is more than just of secondary concern. For residency apps, the more DO friendly MD programs tend to gravitate to applicants from the DO schools in closer proximity to their hospital. Probably a function of those DO's spending more time in the same hospitals, and doing more Audition rotations. There's something to be said about going to a school that a program has had good experience taking grads from. That being said, we had a TUCOM-CA grad in our program recently (We're in New England), none from the others on the OP's list.
I agree that the schools are in the same reputation nationally. The difference with those schools is they seem to have rotations synched up with actual residency programs.

And the location thing is my personal opinion but understand others might disagree. Although even I couldn't live in Kirksville, MO.... :eek:
 
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Neither. Apply to MD programs.

Only one worth going to out of those 3 would be touro-CA if you HAD to choose a DO program though.

or AZCOM.


Not touro-NV. it's a warehouse by a benz dealership.

Or pursue NP, PA, CRNA route.
If most students could actually get into MD programs, they would apply widely but most are stuck applying to DO programs because they had no luck with MD schools, so are stuck with DO schools. Of the DO schools out West, the best ones in my opinion are AZCOM, ATSU SOMA, and Western(both in Pomona and Oregon). I think Burrell has great potential as well.
PNWU might be worth a look as well.
 
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If most students could actually get into MD programs, they would apply widely but most are stuck applying to DO programs because they had no luck with MD schools, so are stuck with DO schools. Of the DO schools out West, the best ones in my opinion are AZCOM, ATSU SOMA, and Western(both in Pomona and Oregon). I think Burrell has great potential as well.
PNWU might be worth a look as well.
Agreed. Just wishing I worked harder in undergrad and wouldn't have to waste time with OPP but it's whatever. I agree with your statement.
 
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Agreed. Just wishing I worked harder in undergrad and wouldn't have to waste time with OPP but it's whatever. I agree with your statement.
I just chimed in with my own experience attending a DO school, AZCOM, and from knowing students from other DO schools, that I could recommend the other schools in my prior post, I met students who attended the other schools so I felt comfortable recommending them.
 
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Neither. Apply to MD programs.

Only one worth going to out of those 3 would be touro-CA if you HAD to choose a DO program though.

or AZCOM.


Not touro-NV. it's a warehouse by a benz dealership.

Or pursue NP, PA, CRNA route.
Is this a troll post?...
 

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AZCOM, Western > TUNCOM > TUCOM

my personal opinion only. do not take it seriously.
 
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