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DMU...Why don't they list a annual report of residency placement?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by boboo, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. boboo

    boboo Member
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    I have decided to go to this school, but am kind of scared now that I know that they don't post residency placements. The one they do give is only part. Why is this?
     
  2. Popoy

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    Don't get easily scared....

    You may want to look at the DMU Class of 2006 trend.... someone posted that his/her classmates got all the residency placements they wanted....

    Besides, I believe the Library may have a list of residency placements....

    Residency placements is like applying to medical school again, it's how you perform in your medical school years that will help you place in the residency program that you want....

    It's what you make of it.... So there's nothing to be scared of.... I was talking you one of our faculty and one of her advisee was place in residency at John Hopkins and another student was placed in Harvard.... so don't sweat it....

    Go to medical school, do well grade-wise, place in a high % in the boards, get solid recs from faculty, administrative, and docs during rotation, and you're set....

    Don't sweat it.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    See you soon, :cool:
     
  3. rpames

    rpames Optometrist
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    Popoy is right, DMU students get good placement went the time comes. My friend's bother went there and is now duing his resedency at Mayo. DMU is great school, don't sweat it.
     
  4. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator
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    A bit more info.... They alumni association and the clinical affairs are working on it.... I've suggested to Admissions that they should most definitely express these thoughts to the alumni assoc and clinical affairs as this is something that DMU is and should be proud of....

    But it still goes back to the fact that DMU students get placed in the best hospitals in the US.... so, for the second time, don't sweat it :)
     
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    i don't doubt what you all say-- i interviewed and was accepted to dmu. it is a great school in a wonderful area-- but the evasiveness and disregard to this issue pushed me away from attending here. I met many who graduated from dmu, i met those going to jh and harvard- but the school's lack of pride/interest (at least that is how i felt) in where their students end up was too much of a concern. I totally support you in your attempts to change this! i doubt if i am alone on this issue-- for $24K a year....i'm going to sweat a little <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  6. Popoy

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    sweat away pal.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Can't hang with the best then stay with the rest.... :D j/k

    DMU is very proud of where their students go. I'm not sure exactly were you got the impression that DMU was not proud of where and what their students achieve. This entire campus is oozing with student love. That's why many of us chose to be here.... I guess DMU just don't flaunt what they have. Showing off is never attractive suit....

    Good luck to wherever you decide to go, jhug.... I'm glad you've made the conscious decision not to attend DMU....

    Time and time again, the best advice is to go to the school you're most comfortable with and jhug just isn't comfortable at DMU.... then more power to him.... to those of you who are decided to attend DMU, you'll be in good hands....
     
  7. migraineboy

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    Oozing with student love??? Did something happen after I left for rotations? DMU is alright, but it's not a mecca.
     
  8. Popoy

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    Nope you're right.... it's not a mecca <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Later, :cool:
     
  9. HARRIETtheSPY

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    No migraineboy, nothing has changed at DMU. The administration could still give a rats ass what you think, we are still treated like we are 5 years old, and nobody cares. Oh well. Don't count on my donations.
     
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    Wow.... someone's a bit bitter <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I wonder what the basis of your comment would be. Harrietthespy, were you active in extracurricular activies and how much were you involved? did you ever get a chance to talk to other medical students from other medical school? When did you attend DMU or are you still attending DMU?

    I think many students don't appreciate how much we actually have it well off compared to other schools. Some people just talk their head off about the admins when they themselves don't do anything about it or not at all involved with ec activities.... I do notice that the people who whine at DMU are those that aren't so involved with the school.... Please don't interpret this as an attack/or any of the sort.... just making a general statement....

    I'm sorry you feel that way about the admins but as for my personal experience, they do care.... I guess some of us enjoy it more here than others....

    :cool:
     
  11. migraineboy

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    Popoy - I am curious as to exactly why you feel that DMU students have it "well off" compared to students from other schools. After talking with my friends from other schools and rotating with students from other schools, I would have to disagree with you. PS - I'm trying to pick your mind, not pick a fight.
     
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    After having attended convocation this year and talking to a few medical students, I found that DMU students had more opportunities to use OMM in the community. Some medical schools (I will not name them here) don't even have the opportunity to go around the community to treat patients.

    As for admins, I heard complains from other medical students about how their own admins and faculty were hard to get a hold of to support certain events.

    As for clinical experience, I've been very lucky to have the opportunity to actually go out into the clinics, take a complete physical by myself, write-up the physical, etc.... and get the doc to sign it off.... Now, not many schools have that opportunity.... many only have shadowing opportunities as a first year.

    I guess, I'm just one of those people that get themselves involve with many things so when I have a problem, question, or suggestion to the admins and faculty I have no problem going up to them and for them to listen and take action.

    migraineboy, what is it about DMU that doesn't seem to rub you the right way? Just want to know how your experience was here.... to watch out in the near future.... Thanx, :cool:
     
  13. macman

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    I'd like to give some back-up to JP. Yes-every school has its issues but I truly feel that other osteopathic schools have some cons that most DMU students are unaware of. I have been involved in SG and other activities and have had an opportunity to communcate with students from all 19 schools. Not to say they 'suck' - but for me I definitely picked the right place. Also-while the admin could do a better job relaying information, its easier to criticize what they do when you are not an involved student-i'm not pointing fingers-I just notice that the same students complain regardless of any change (even if its a change they asked for in the past!). I also think that our location gives us an inferiority complex.

    aside-whats with that chiro thread-I read page one and five and by page five those two guys are exchanging recipes instead of tearing each other apart-ha ha ha!

    DMU MSII
     
  14. migraineboy

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    popoy - I sent you a PM. Please let me know if you get it as my computer is giving me fits.
     
  15. Popoy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by migraineboy:
    <strong>popoy - I sent you a PM. Please let me know if you get it as my computer is giving me fits.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks!!! :)
    I'll try and get back to you some time as I have 4 exams this coming week.... I really appreciate the time you've taken to respond....
     
  16. drfeelgood

    drfeelgood In Gas We Trust
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    DMU's Admin. can't be as bad as WesternU/COMP in pomona, California. Our school's Admin sucks...in fact they swallow. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> J/K

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    or

    <a href="http://www.worldenterprises.org/doctaz2002/" target="_blank">www.worldenterprises.org/doctaz2002/</a>

    as for me I'll be doing anesthesiology at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston.

    Yo man.....DOctor begins with the letters D.O.!!! :) :)
     

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