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This talk about ranking osteopathic institutions really does not make any sense to me. rank or prestige should not make or break you when it comes to residency unless you are talking about extremely hard to get spots---you know what i'm talking about.

Yet when i take a look a these match lists [which are totally awesome btw] these hard to get spots show up time and time again spanning all the institutions. sure some have more than others, but that is not based on rank, rather it stems from individual academic potential or motivation.

All of this leads me to believe that school decisions should boil down to cost or equally important location of preference.

any ideas considering the tri-state area schools?
 

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An addition and important consideration is the location, quality, and setup of your 3rd and 4th year rotations. However, this is hard for pre-meds to figure out.
 
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An addition and important consideration is the location, quality, and setup of your 3rd and 4th year rotations. However, this is hard for pre-meds to figure out.
you are right in some way. care to elaborate on quality and setup.

i'm familiar with nycom's rotations. does anyone have any info on umdnj?

speaking of 3rd and 4th yr rotations, are these in any way subsidized like residency?
 

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you are right in some way. care to elaborate on quality and setup.
By these I mean to investigate where the core rotations for third and fourth year are going to be and the quality of the sites. Look at the list of core sites and investigate the hospitals and/or clinic at which your rotations take place. How many beds and what is the patient load? What is the student to preceptor ratio? How involved do students get? Student perception? Is there call for certain rotations? What is the location? Are there any perks (free food / housing)? Didactics during rotations? What is the assessment process and how does your grading work? What recourses do you have if things don't go right? Will you be at one core site for the duration of your 3rd year, or will be driving / moving everywhere? How is fourth year set up (core rotations, electives, help from school, etc.)? You are going to be learning a lot during your third and fourth years, so it really pays to investigate this thoroughly.

speaking of 3rd and 4th yr rotations, are these in any way subsidized like residency?
No, you don't get paid and you are responsible for school tuition for both years.
 
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By these I mean to investigate where the core rotations for third and fourth year are going to be and the quality of the sites. Look at the list of core sites and investigate the hospitals and/or clinic at which your rotations take place. How many beds and what is the patient load? What is the student to preceptor ratio? How involved do students get? Student perception? Is there call for certain rotations? What is the location? Are there any perks (free food / housing)? Didactics during rotations? What is the assessment process and how does your grading work? What recourses do you have if things don't go right? Will you be at one core site for the duration of your 3rd year, or will be driving / moving everywhere? How is fourth year set up (core rotations, electives, help from school, etc.)? You are going to be learning a lot during your third and fourth years, so it really pays to investigate this thoroughly.



No, you don't get paid and you are responsible for school tuition for both years.
will i get this info by giving them a call.


by the way, thanks for the heads up
 

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will i get this info by giving them a call.
Maybe. I don't know the best way. My school has an OCCE office (office of clinical education) that handles rotations and questions related to them. I don't know how it works in other schools. You might be able to ask during interviews as well.

by the way, thanks for the heads up
No problem. This is one aspect that can be neglected overlooked that can be quite influential to your future.