DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine: Part 5....

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  1. lrobin15

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    :clap: Wow, I amazed how fast this thread grows. I am honored to open this new thread in the name of DCOM's Inaugural Class! Woohoo!!! :hardy: :clap: :hardy: :clap:
     
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    WOOT!!! THREAD # 5!!!! :clap: :clap: :D :thumbup: :love:
     
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    On the first page ! WOOT!
     
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    To keep up the technology talk:

    Does anyone know when we are supposed to get the computers? Is it something that will be delivered to us or are we getting them during orientation?

    Also, I have T-mobile and had a rough time getting a signal and checking my voice mail. I was thinking of getting Cingular (partially so I can get an iPhone). Any thoughts on this?
     
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    Getting them during orientation....with all software pre-installed.
     
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    Ive got tmobile too but I didnt have too many problems when I was down there for the interviews way back when...
     
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    I have cingular and love it, but I live in Knoxville. It seems to work without any problems when we are in the area house hunting though.
     
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    We switched to Verizon. I was told that most people in the area have Verizon, although I think that Cingular still has decent service.
     
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    I live in East TN and had Cingular for a while and it sucked. I won't ever use them again, at least around here.
     
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    That is so funny. We have had Cingular for 9 yrs and tried Sprint for a few months somewhere in that time and hated it! We switched back and haven't had any problems since. Plus my husband used to travel all over the east coast and rarely had any problems.

    I do know that a lot of people do have Verizon, especially in Chattanooga. And I have no idea about how Cingular service is in Kentucky except that it is fine near the interstates.
     
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    I was told by many people in the area that Verizon is the best. We had service pretty much everywhere when we were driving around looking for a house. But, Verizon doesn't work in KY at all. I heard that Cingular is okay, but not as good as Verizon. We have been very happy with Verizon so far, no complaints.
     
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    BTW, don't y'all think that the jersey cow in my avatar is just the cutest thing in the world!!!:love: :love: :love:

    I am not buying a cow, but I came across the picture and just thought it was too cute. I do want a nice, brown jersey cow someday though. I just love cows. They have such sweet noses!:love: :love: :laugh:

    OK, I know I am totally insane and obsessed with this farm thing.:smuggrin:
     
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    Doctora Mamacita, once again, I love your new look! haha :love:

    wtf... thread #5 already????? Thats crazy!!!
     
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    I know. Sexy isn't it.:laugh:

    Yea, DCOMers are out of control! :D
     
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    We should move to the Osteopathic thread since we're not...dare I say it.....Pre-meds anymore!!!!!!

    I know, technically we are...maybe. But I am counting myself as a med student :)
     
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    I think that Doctor Mom should have applied to vet school! :laugh:
     
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    LOL! :laugh: That is what my husband said too. No, I really prefer working with people, although I obviously love animals. I love plants too though, but I think plant biology is boring.:sleep: I will just be a rural FM doc so I can be out in the country and have lots of animals and plants. That way I get everything that I want. :D :thumbup:
     
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    Happy Easter everyone!

    Also, my 11 yr old just notified me that we have 114 days until orientation!:thumbup:
     
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    Any news on what software? PS HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!:D
     
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    Back in reference to the housing, so like, lets say I'm married, but my wife's not going to live with me for any extended period of time, just visits...would I be able to get the 2 room housing. Because my worry is that if we change our minds later, all the 2 rooms would be booked. Then again, if she moves up, i might go ahead and get something else...anybody seen duplexes in the area?
     
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    Have an EGGCEPTIONAL Easter and Passover everybody LOL!!!!
     
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    Was anyone able to get any further specifics on the computer? I know we all got the Leo email (which was sweet), but it didn't go into too much detail. Questions such as...how fast is processor, will it have office, etc.? Man its nice of Pete to buy us those things, they are sweet. A guy I know has one and its neat.
     
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    I bought the same computer through UT and it did not come with Office...but that doesn't mean anything. I would think that they would so we would have excel and PowerPoint. But if not, UT sells it for $60 (dirt cheap)to students so I'm sure LMU does too. :) :)
     
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    good point...student pricing on office is really cheap. I imagine that it may come pre-loaded because the vast majority of our lectures are ppt's if I recall correctly (someone correct me if im wrong).
     
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    I think you are right :thumbup: :)
     
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    So, I was wondering if anyone happens to know some unofficial numbers for how many people have accepted seats at DCOM. I am currently on the waitlist and feel as though I've contacted them way to much lately, so I wanted to ask on here. Thanks
     
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    Yea me too, I'm a basket case!! does anyone think that if I got on the tallest mountain overlooking the school and threaten to jump, would that help get me in???hummm
     
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    Last I heard (early March) 100 deposits were in and there were 61 on the waitlist. But, I think on the last thread some said there were 100 on the waitlist. I would say that there will be pretty good movement off the waitlist, but prrobably not for another month or so.

    :luck: :luck: Good Luck to everyone waiting :luck: :luck:
     
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    For LMU and surrounding area + Middelsboro Cingular is best. This is what a provider told me. You need a phone which uses "multi-band" technology, not CDMA (not sure about diff). Cingular and T-mobile use the multi-band chips. The phones will say tri-band or quad-band. I guess the area has different towers which overlap with different fequencies.

    Sorry trying to recall everything the phone guy explained. Verizon is decent, but does not have enough towers out and around in county.

    Just my $0.02
     
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    Cingular worked very, very well for me while we were out there...and we have the GSM phones...
     
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    Once you cross through the tunnel into Kentucky, you have absolutely no cell service with Verizon. But, the rest of the time we were down there it was fine. I think it didn't work when we were way out in Sneedville looking at a house, but that was only for a short time. I doubt that anything works out there. If you drove out there, you would see what I am talking about. It is really rural! We have those Razr phones and I don't know what type of band is in them, but they work well. I think that probably either Verizon or Cingular will be fine. :)
     
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    Whew! I thought poor Fred was gonna have to practice his "herding dog" skilz! :smuggrin:
     
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    :laugh: Nope, not yet at least. I am going to hold off on the cow for now, although I am working on my husband to try to talk him into one of those cute little pygmy goats. :D They don't take up a lot of space.:love:
     
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    Goats eat everything! I saw it in the middle east, seriously, they eliminate the need for recycling paper and anything else that will decompose.
     
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    Hey what about the sprint service in the TN, KY area? I don't remember how my cell phone did when I went to my interview.
     
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    LOL! They really do eat everything. We had goats on a farm my family owns down in VA and they got out and ate the shutters on the house.:smuggrin: But, how much can one little pygmy goat eat?:rolleyes:
     
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    We had Nextel when I went to my interview, and it didn't work for at least an hour before I even got to DCOM. We had no service the entire time!:mad: The same thing happened when I went to my interview at Pikeville. It could have been the phone that we had, but I don't honestly know. From talking to people in the area, it seems like Cingular and Verizon are definitely the way to go.:thumbup:
     
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    Has anyone got any inside pics of the med student apts? I'm curious about the exact dimensions. The layout doesn't really help much if you ask me.
     
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    I'm going to tour them this week (Tues or Weds), and I will let you know!:D
     
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    The countdown to the first day of orientation has begun!

    113 Days, 19 Hours, 36 Minutes, 13 Seconds.


    ...until August 1, 2007.
     
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    :scared: :scared: :eek: :D :hardy: :clap: :thumbup: :love:
     
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    That would be great!
     
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    Did anyone every find out when the real move in date for the student apartments is? The last email from Dr. Leo said July 20th, and the housing application says the 29th. :confused:
     
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    what a random Easter! It snowed on us in Fort Worth this weekend...:confused:
     
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    just found out i got waitlisted...:(

    we'll see what happens next...i've heard they have over a 100 students on the waitlist...:eek:
     
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    This is the best I've got. I couldn't get in to them when I went but Dr. Leo let me peek in the windows. :laugh:

    The first is the living room/kitchen side of a two room unit. The second is the bedroom side. Third is the one room unit. We'll just pretend that wire isn't in the way.... If you want the full size pictures let me know.
     

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    Thanks for the pics! When did you take them?
     
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    Well, don't give up hope yet. I am sure they will take many people off of the waitlist. i will keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!:luck:
     
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    Not a problem. :) I'm pretty sure it was March 9th. I went down to try and find some other apartments in the area and stopped by to see how things were going with the school. Unfortunately I could only find 3 other places (all in Middlesboro) and none of them were really an option. The first was reeeeeeeeally nice looking, Cumberland woods apartments, but are reserved for the elderly, handicapped and disabled. Happy Hollow Apartments are need/income based apartments and the woman in the rental office could give me no information and they don't have a demo unit. From the way she was talking there's basically a waiting list to live there. Cumberland Village seemed to be one of those places that only has 6 units available, and was in a less than desirable area...

    Has anyone been to any other places in the area?
     
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    looks good:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    I love it!
     
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