LECOM-PA rotation set up

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  1. FutureDocDO

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    What is this about students having to set up their own rotations even with affiliated hospitals I've been hearing? How true is this?

    How strict is the attendy policy at LECOM? And how are the professors (i.e., approachable outside of class, know you by name, understanding, etc...) ? Thanks.
     
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    You only have to set up electives and selectives. All of your required rotations are set up through clinical ed.
     
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    You do not have to set up your own rotations with affiliates you just have to let clinical ed know which rotation you are doing and which hospital you want to go to and whether you need housing.

    LECOM faculty is super approachable. They know your name, you cannot hide. They learn your name during anatomy lab and OMM lab. You have an advisor who you can always go see if you need to.

    As far as attendence. It is mandatory but there are those who never go to class. Attendance is taken. When Dr. Sylvia gives a class you better be there, or she will see you in her office. A few other profs call on students randomly in class and if they are not there, their name goes upstairs. Also, those who are on the borderline of failing who have not been to class do not get the benefit of the doubt, you fail. It's the risk you take. I know students in my class who failed the boards, who never went to class and were dismissed because it was felt they didn't take their studies and the rules seriously. It's really up to you.
     
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    It doesn't sound too bad! LECOM has an impressive matchlist as well so it seems like it's a good school even though it is relatively new.
     
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    Where did you see a LECOM match list, just out of curiosity...
     
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    An SDN user going by ALLENDO sent it to me. I think he goes to LECOM-PA. The match list is posted on their noteserver site so current students will have access to it. What makes me wonder is how on earth does LECOM keep it from making it's way on SDN? Makes me question the legitity of the list as well. You can PM him with your email address for a copy.
     
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    No, its real, they sent it to us last year after we all complained enough. I was just wondering if it "got out" onto SDN. I sort of figured another LECOMer sent it to you. Strong work on the research, though! And best of luck to you.
     
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    It's good to know that it's real! I think you're attending LECOM-PA right? Anyway, when I saw that list it made me change my mind. I sent in my deposit to LECOM-PA today but I also sent one to WVSOM yesterday. I think I will find a way to stop that letter...calling the post office in WV and have them hold it. I've calculated the % of students getting top residencies and they both come out to be around 24% so education is comparable at both schools but LECOM-PA has a much bearable price tag!

    I wonder why no one has post that match list on here.
     
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    Because if you post it you'll be warned.
     
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    ???
     
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    I was confused as well. How would LECOM know who posted it? I don't see why SDN would warn the poster either. Clarification would be nice. I'm sure there a lot of applicants that would want to see the list.
     
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    I posted it once and was promptly advised to remove it.
     
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    Ah, okay.
    nicedream - how many hours of OMM does LECOM require each week? Are there any newer/nice apartment complexes with garages within walking distance or less than a 5 minute drive from LECOM? Also, what's the average complex score compared to the national average? It looks like it's pretty high as there's a lot of people going into "hard" residencies. Thank you.
     
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    Ooooo, thats weird!! By SDN, or by LECOM?? They really are EVERYWHERE!! :D

    I have it too if anyone wants it, the version without the names on it. I don't know why the heck LECOM would not want it to get out, its fairly impressive I think. PM me. Not that I will send it to you, I swear! I won't!! I won't!! :rolleyes:
     
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    By a student actually. I was skeptical about consequences, but didn't want to take any chances.
     
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    I am LECOM 4th year. OMM is 1 hour of lecture and 1 &1/2 hours of lab each week. You have a written and practical exam every fourth week over the prior 3 weeks material. Your partner for the practical is determined by when you turn in your exam you are given a number. Who ever has the same number as you is your partner for that practical.

    Just about all the appt complexes next to LECOM are brand new. Not within walking distance, many with garages but within a 5 minutes drive easy.

    They don't tell us what the COMLEX scores are. That is priviledged information. We only know what our classmates tell eachother. Most graduates get their first or second choice of residency. I have not heard of anyone not doing the residency they wanted.
     
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    That's really hard to believe unless everyone shoots low.
     
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    Well, not only that, but also that the people who don't get what they want aren't exactly out bragging about it, either. :)
     
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    Dang, what's with all the negativity???? :rolleyes: I don't get it. I cannot possibly keep track of 250 students and who gets their residency where. I get a lot of information from the faculty and the majority of it is positive regarding resiiency choice. People don't get it that we don't get a list of such information. We are trying to help you in your decisions and this is what we get??? :confused: It's just sad to me. :(
     
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    Dude, I'm a medstudent. My comment had nothing against you - I'm just saying, I've seen the match list, and unless nobody there wanted to go to BWH or JHU or do derm etc etc, then I doubt everyone got what they wanted. The list is fine, I was actually pleasantly surprised - just wouldn't say everyone got whatever they wanted. In fact, I don't think there's a school in the nation where everyone matches into the program of their choice. Cheer up buckaroo.
     
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    Dude, I'm a medstudent. My comment had nothing against you - I'm just saying, I've seen the match list, and unless nobody there wanted to go to BWH or JHU or do derm etc etc, then I doubt everyone got what they wanted. The list is fine, I was actually pleasantly surprised - just wouldn't say everyone got whatever they wanted. In fact, I don't think there's a school in the nation where everyone matches into the program and specialty of their choice. Cheer up buckaroo.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks.
     

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