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difficulty at your own program

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by adjsmj, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. adjsmj

    adjsmj Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    coatesville, Pa, usa
    I heard it said about a particular program that they don't take many if any from their own school. Is this the practice at most places? Why? I would think you would be at an advantage.
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  3. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I can't say about most places, but I am sure this isn't the practice at all places. At both of my state schools around 25 to 30% of the students do their residency at the same place as med school.
  4. pags

    pags Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    As true with NYCOM as well. NYCOMEC is a consortium of several hostpitals with osteopathic residencies that accept a major proportion of NYCOM students. There are a few of these consortiums around the country in partnership with osteopathic schools.
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    Just as there are programs which seem not to prefer their own, there are those which seem only to accept grads of the affiliated medical school. One only needs to look at web sites of various programs to see that many programs are "in-bred", that is the residents often went to med school and even undergraduate at the same campus.

    However, I doubt any school has a formal policy of restricting its own graduates or only accepting homegrowns. Just a history of one or the other which can easily be ascertained.

    The reason behind a decision not to take many homegrowns is often given as a desire to broaden experiences, bring in information and people from different areas of the country. Too many people training at the same place tend to perpetuate a "practice model" which isn't necessarily the best - faculty, residents and students from all over tend to bring fresh ideas to a program.

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