LMU-DCOM Class of 2012!

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Hey Kicia!!! Hope all is well. I definitely would suggest grabbing review books before buying a text b/c you will use them much more often. It is best to wait and see what texts you really want. As for the review books for 1st semester, I would recommend the following:

- Lippincotts Illustrated Review: Biochemistry
- First Aid for the USMLE (must have for everyone...just awesome)
- Any BRS book that corresponds to a subject you learn about
- OMT Review by Saverese

oh my thank you so much nascar...so you think the best is to wait with the purchase of texts or should i at least get the required ones now?
i have no clue what to do lol but for sure save money if i can:laugh:

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Dentist, I am not sure about. There is one right across from LMU though. For physician, you can use the clinic at school as it is for both students and their families. Anything they can't do, they will setup and refer you somewhere. Optometrist, there is Dr. Sanford in Middlesboro. He is an Ophthalmologist, but he has an OD in his office too. Both of them are great. I've used them both. I can't remember the name of the OD though, but she is an awesome lady.

Perfect, thanks nascardoc. So, he can use the school's clinic even though his insurance isn't through the school?

P.S. Dr. Leo sent out an email today regarding the BBQ and spouse orientation. If any first-year hasn't seen it yet, check your email - lots of good info.
 
Wonder if we're supposed to come to any orientation stuff.

I just broke down and ordered some books for the upcoming year.

I'd say the Amazon Prime membership is gonna get a workout this year.
 
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What is the deal with loan disbursement? Is the money available to me as in buying groceries and other personal expenses like a ferrari? hahaha
 
Wonder if we're supposed to come to any orientation stuff.

I just broke down and ordered some books for the upcoming year.

I'd say the Amazon Prime membership is gonna get a workout this year.

You guys heard anything for us to do prior to Fall?
 
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1st months rent plus 900$ security
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If you may be interested or know anyone who is, just send me a message and I'll give you her name and number!~
 
So..i have a ? for all the guys from 2011 class. After the first lecture on friday afternoon, should I expect to spend the entire weekend studying like crazy, or will it be a sunday afternoon review kind of thing? I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to be able to do that weekend, if my girlfriend can come visit, or if I should be a good student and tell her to stay at home because I need to study. I don't want to jeopardize my grades or anything, but If i really won't have alot of studying to do that weekend then I'd like to have a fun weekend before the real studying begins.

thanks!!
 
So..i have a ? for all the guys from 2011 class. After the first lecture on friday afternoon, should I expect to spend the entire weekend studying like crazy, or will it be a sunday afternoon review kind of thing? I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to be able to do that weekend, if my girlfriend can come visit, or if I should be a good student and tell her to stay at home because I need to study. I don't want to jeopardize my grades or anything, but If i really won't have alot of studying to do that weekend then I'd like to have a fun weekend before the real studying begins.

thanks!!

I don't recall really doing too much studying. I think that would probably be an ideal time for your gf to come over. I think all we had was anatomy lecture -- my memory could be failing me. Just be familiar with ant/post, ventral/dorsal, caudal/rostral ... and stuff like that. I don't think much from day 1 was tested even, and it's not important for Step I ... but some of it is needed to for when looking at radiological studies and is helpful in anatomy.
 
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Hey Everyone! A friend of mine is renting her house (it's a nice one) out. Here are some details:

3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath in Lincoln Memorial Estates
A huge great room with a wet bar, large laundry with washer/dryer hookup
Dining room and large front living room on main floor
Tile and hardwood throughout house except bedrooms
2 car garage and huge private back deck
Tenant reponsible for yard upkeep
1 year lease and 3 references required
900$ month water included + electric
1st months rent plus 900$ security
no pets
Available August 1st

If you may be interested or know anyone who is, just send me a message and I'll give you her name and number!~

I may be interested. Can you give me the name and number?
 
Can any of the current students recommend a good primary care physician, dentist, and/or optometrist in the area for my husband who has insurance through his work rather than the school?

I have been seeing Dr. Russell as a dentist in Harrogate. There is also another dentist there who I believe is named Dr. Tompkins. I have an appointment at Dr. Sanford's office in Middlesboro Thursday to get new glasses. There are a few other optometrists listed in the phone book as well.

As for a primary care doctor, that was a bit harder to find. My advice, see someone at DCOM. It was really hard to find a PCP for myself and my children and then I had some horrible experiences with local doctors with my children. I did see an NP in Middlesboro named Trampas Nolan, (Trinity Family Health), last summer as a PCP and he was really nice. I would recommend him. Other than that, I don't have any recommendations other than to just go to DCOM. Many of the local PCPs are not accepting new patients.

My insurance is through my husband and I am fine being seen at DCOM. You don't need to have the insurance through the school. :)
 
yooooo everybody...looongest time in history i havent been on sdn...:eek:

i am super excited and cant wait to start :D

looks like i will be moving into students appartments around 27th or so...for now im still chilling in cali :love:

does anyone of you know if the gym got finished?
i cant imagine no gym...i will go crazy lol

ok...back to finding cheap books lol

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hey nascar...i remeber that you were using boards review books to study from...any recomendations?



cant wait to meet everyone:D

HEY YOU!!!! Long time, no talk!:D:soexcited::biglove::biglove:
 
Also in the letter from Dr. Leo he mentioned being able to purchase the medical equipment from Welch Allyn for about $850. I know there have been discussions about what the medical equipment. Is that a good deal or should we get it pieces and parts for less if possible?
 
I have been seeing Dr. Russell as a dentist in Harrogate. There is also another dentist there who I believe is named Dr. Tompkins. I have an appointment at Dr. Sanford's office in Middlesboro Thursday to get new glasses. There are a few other optometrists listed in the phone book as well.

As for a primary care doctor, that was a bit harder to find. My advice, see someone at DCOM. It was really hard to find a PCP for myself and my children and then I had some horrible experiences with local doctors with my children. I did see an NP in Middlesboro named Trampas Nolan, (Trinity Family Health), last summer as a PCP and he was really nice. I would recommend him. Other than that, I don't have any recommendations other than to just go to DCOM. Many of the local PCPs are not accepting new patients.

My insurance is through my husband and I am fine being seen at DCOM. You don't need to have the insurance through the school. :)

Thanks DoctorMom - super helpful! :)
 
Also in the letter from Dr. Leo he mentioned being able to purchase the medical equipment from Welch Allyn for about $850. I know there have been discussions about what the medical equipment. Is that a good deal or should we get it pieces and parts for less if possible?

If you need to get everything, you are much better off getting it thru school b/c it is cheaper. Just the ophtho kit is $850, so getting that and the rest of it for that price is good. I would honestly be shocked if you could find everything cheaper.
 
Hey all (especially 2011'ers). I'm looking for some insight into approximately how much extra time we will need to spend in the anatomy lab weekly. Is it something I will need to do every day? Is the lab open on weekends? Keep in mind that I am coming from a Computer Science background...so I have not had any anatomy. I am trying to set a schedule so that I can stick to it, but also ensure that I have plenty of time to hang out with my wife.
 
Hey all (especially 2011'ers). I'm looking for some insight into approximately how much extra time we will need to spend in the anatomy lab weekly. Is it something I will need to do every day? Is the lab open on weekends? Keep in mind that I am coming from a Computer Science background...so I have not had any anatomy. I am trying to set a schedule so that I can stick to it, but also ensure that I have plenty of time to hang out with my wife.

I spent about 2-3 hours two nights a week in the anatomy lab with my study partner. I also increased that as the practical got closer but do keep in mind the lab will be busy then since everyone else in the class does the same thing. Also I don't study as much as my other classmates because of family stuff so you really need to get in there and see how you like it and how much time you need. This is a place to start though. You'll find everything you ever planned goes out the window when class starts! :eek::eek::eek:

Oh yeah the lab is open weekends the same hours as the building and they usually open the building extended hours the weekend before an exam or practical.
 
I spent about 2-3 hours two nights a week in the anatomy lab with my study partner. I also increased that as the practical got closer but do keep in mind the lab will be busy then since everyone else in the class does the same thing. Also I don't study as much as my other classmates because of family stuff so you really need to get in there and see how you like it and how much time you need. This is a place to start though. You'll find everything you ever planned goes out the window when class starts! :eek::eek::eek:

Oh yeah the lab is open weekends the same hours as the building and they usually open the building extended hours the weekend before an exam or practical.
That doesn't sound too bad. I do like to spread my study time out...I'm not much on cramming a day or 2 before the test.

Does the same thing go for OMM practice? Do y'all practice much outside of class?

Any idea on whether or not the lab is open Saturday? My wife will visit her parents on most weekends, so that is an idea time for me to spend at the school
 
That doesn't sound too bad. I do like to spread my study time out...I'm not much on cramming a day or 2 before the test.

Does the same thing go for OMM practice? Do y'all practice much outside of class?

Any idea on whether or not the lab is open Saturday? My wife will visit her parents on most weekends, so that is an idea time for me to spend at the school

I agree with shasta on the amount of time spent in the lab. Netter flash cards are great to study with out of lab.

OMM is not as difficult as anatomy and does not require near the same amount of time. My study partners and I would spend the week prior to the lab practical to work our way into studying for it. Not daily studying, but just starting to think about it. Then for about three days prior to the practical, we would go over the treatments. But, as will always be stated regarding medical school, you have to find what works for you.

All areas of the building are open when the building is open. You swipe into the anatomy lab, OMM lab, and study rooms. The building is open more than you will probably need it to be.

Hopefully you will meet up with some second years that are similar in study habits and family situation to give you advise. Also it might be ideal to find some single study partners. I found this ideal because they always came over to study at my house and didn't have to leave a spouse at home.
 
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Hey all (especially 2011'ers). I'm looking for some insight into approximately how much extra time we will need to spend in the anatomy lab weekly. Is it something I will need to do every day? Is the lab open on weekends? Keep in mind that I am coming from a Computer Science background...so I have not had any anatomy. I am trying to set a schedule so that I can stick to it, but also ensure that I have plenty of time to hang out with my wife.

Shasta and Juneau covered this well, but remember it is an individual thing. It is impossible to tell you how your schedule will be until you start and get in the groove of things.

That doesn't sound too bad. I do like to spread my study time out...I'm not much on cramming a day or 2 before the test.

Does the same thing go for OMM practice? Do y'all practice much outside of class?

Any idea on whether or not the lab is open Saturday? My wife will visit her parents on most weekends, so that is an idea time for me to spend at the school

:lol: cramming a day or two before an exam :slap: thats funny.

And they gave some great new smileys....now a way to find when to use them. :shrug: :whistle: :poke: :diebanana:
 
Love the new smileys!!!!!

:diebanana::smack::ninja:

Ok I'll stop now...
 
Ok so now I get to ask the super lame question. Girls what are you wearing to school? I haven't had to really dress nicely for workr so I'm thinking I'm going to have to buy a few nicer clothes.

Oh and I'm all moved in and stuff. This house had quite a few problems so I'm glad I moved up here early. Luckily I think it is all worked out now. I get to make tons of trips to walmart to buy things we think we need to live. The area is nice I'm extremely happy that there is a super walmart and a small mall.
 
Ok so now I get to ask the super lame question. Girls what are you wearing to school? I haven't had to really dress nicely for workr so I'm thinking I'm going to have to buy a few nicer clothes.

Oh and I'm all moved in and stuff. This house had quite a few problems so I'm glad I moved up here early. Luckily I think it is all worked out now. I get to make tons of trips to walmart to buy things we think we need to live. The area is nice I'm extremely happy that there is a super walmart and a small mall.

I've been wondering the same thing! I'm thinking businuess casual for orientation, like something you would wear to work . . . black pants and a nice top maybe . . . and then I'll feel it out once classes start and bust out my jeans :)
 
I've been wondering the same thing! I'm thinking businuess casual for orientation, like something you would wear to work . . . black pants and a nice top maybe . . . and then I'll feel it out once classes start and bust out my jeans :)

am I mistaken? I thought there was some sort of dress code...not as strict as LECOM or anything..but no baggy/loose clothing, t-shirts, etc :confused:

also, what is the attendance policy for normal lectures?

In addition, is it true that there is something called mediasite which records lectures and you can re watch them? Im not to good at taking notes...so I hope that this is the case :)
 
am I mistaken? I thought there was some sort of dress code...not as strict as LECOM or anything..but no baggy/loose clothing, t-shirts, etc :confused:

also, what is the attendance policy for normal lectures?

In addition, is it true that there is something called mediasite which records lectures and you can re watch them? Im not to good at taking notes...so I hope that this is the case :)

Yes, there is a dress code, but it isn't bad...no t-shirts, open-toed shoes, sweatshirts with hoods, cut-off shorts, etc. I am sure it is listed on the site. Jeans are fine...THANK GOD!!! :D

Attendance is mandatory and they do record the lectures and put them on MediaSite. I was pretty good at typing notes until Dr. Cross starting lecturing and then there was no way I could type that fast! :eek:

This is the way it was last fall, so please someone correct me if there were any changes I don't know about. :)
 
Yes, there is a dress code, but it isn't bad...no t-shirts, open-toed shoes, sweatshirts with hoods, cut-off shorts, etc. I am sure it is listed on the site. Jeans are fine...THANK GOD!!! :D

Attendance is mandatory and they do record the lectures and put them on MediaSite. I was pretty good at typing notes until Dr. Cross starting lecturing and then there was no way I could type that fast! :eek:

This is the way it was last fall, so please someone correct me if there were any changes I don't know about. :)

Thank you so much! :)
 
Thanks doctormom! I still want to go buy clothes though lol :laugh: and this way the husband thinks I actually need them.

Anyone else already moved up here and want to go to the mall? It seems like the cool place to be. The husband said he would drop me off and come back and pick me up so he obviously doesn't want to shop ;)
 
Just FYI for the non-locals that are moving into the area looking for shopping. There is a pretty large outlet mall in Sevierville (probably about an hour or so, maybe a little more from Harrogate). Stores like Banana Republic, Polo, Dress Barn, etc...
 
Just FYI for the non-locals that are moving into the area looking for shopping. There is a pretty large outlet mall in Sevierville (probably about an hour or so, maybe a little more from Harrogate). Stores like Banana Republic, Polo, Dress Barn, etc...

Yeah, I would go there or West Town Mall in Knoxville. The Middlesboro Mall is not much at all and is only considered a mall b/c it says so on the sign. Definitely go to one of the two places mentioned above.

As for the dress code, DocMom covered it well. If you come in looking like a gangster rapper, you might have an issue, but you don't need skin tight jeans either. As long as you can't fit yourself in one pant leg or have them hanging off your butt, you'll be fine. I :biglove: the Levi's Store!!!
 
Yeah, I would go there or West Town Mall in Knoxville. The Middlesboro Mall is not much at all and is only considered a mall b/c it says so on the sign. Definitely go to one of the two places mentioned above.

As for the dress code, DocMom covered it well. If you come in looking like a gangster rapper, you might have an issue, but you don't need skin tight jeans either. As long as you can't fit yourself in one pant leg or have them hanging off your butt, you'll be fine. I :biglove: the Levi's Store!!!
There is also a T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Goody's in Knoxville
 
Anyone else already moved up here and want to go to the mall? It seems like the cool place to be. The husband said he would drop me off and come back and pick me up so he obviously doesn't want to shop ;)

Oh, I'm down for shopping! I'd have to second the reports on the Middlesboro "mall" though. I went to the salon there *desparately* needing new highlights this week, and sat there waiting for my stylist who was already a half hour late (at the point I walked out) while the receptionist, instead of greeting me, sat at the mirror and did her own hair. Not quite the salon experience I was looking for ;) I'll have to keep looking...

Sevierville sounds good! I'm slightly obsessed with Polo :p PM me if you are serious about going! :thumbup:
 
Yeah, I would go there or West Town Mall in Knoxville. The Middlesboro Mall is not much at all and is only considered a mall b/c it says so on the sign. Definitely go to one of the two places mentioned above.

As for the dress code, DocMom covered it well. If you come in looking like a gangster rapper, you might have an issue, but you don't need skin tight jeans either. As long as you can't fit yourself in one pant leg or have them hanging off your butt, you'll be fine. I :biglove: the Levi's Store!!!


And don't forget Knoxville Center Mall (or East Town). It's not really infested with thugs from what I can tell despite what I hear from folks on the west side of Knoxville :). Also closer to school and has a Target, Kohl's, BB&B, Lowe's, Home Depot, Circuit City, and other stores and eateries nearby.
 
And don't forget Knoxville Center Mall (or East Town). It's not really infested with thugs from what I can tell despite what I hear from folks on the west side of Knoxville :). Also closer to school and has a Target, Kohl's, BB&B, Lowe's, Home Depot, Circuit City, and other stores and eateries nearby.
hehe...that's why I've only been there once in ~13 years of living in the Knoxville area. MJB is not kidding, everyone on "this side" says you'll be shot for stepping foot on the grounds.
 
For all the recent home-buyers, they are building a Lowes in LaFollette. Sign says "accepting applications" so hopefully it will be open soon. Trying to find DIY supplies is a bit of a challenge when the only hardware store in Harrogate is also the pharmacy, 84 lumber has about 3 aisles, and Jim Brown's closes at noon on Saturday and is closed all day Sunday.
 
hehe...that's why I've only been there once in ~13 years of living in the Knoxville area. MJB is not kidding, everyone on "this side" says you'll be shot for stepping foot on the grounds.

Doesn't bother me. Considering I go to the "mall" once in a GREAT while, I appreciate not having to deal with all the traffic and congestion that comes with West Town.

I'm much more of an "open air market" type of shopper ala Turkey Creek or the Outlets in Sevierville.


I discovered a Merrell Store out at Sevierville the other day...that is NOT good news for our checkbook. Thus far, I've resisted the temptation to visit Johnston and Murphy. Also purposely stay away from the tool center right next to the Lodge Cast Iron store.
 
for some reason, i can't find the health insurance waiver forms on the dcom website. does anyone have them on their cpu? if so, id really appreciate if you can send them to me at [email protected]. thanks!
 
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