Thanks a lot!One of the guys from my UG is an MS-4 there right now, and from what he's told me the faculty is awesome and responsive to the students. He loves the area and the facilities are really nice. No huge complaints about the curriculum or anything. He didn't say much about his rotations, but I would imagine they face the same struggles as other newer schools do. All in all he says he loves it there. Sorry I can't elaborate more than that and I know nothing about VCOM.
I was also accepted to VCOM-SC. My problem is the opposite of the other posters, I know little about LSU but was also accepted at VCOM. I really loved the atmosphere at VCOM-SC. I had really great interactions with the faculty during my interview day. I enjoyed the fact that VCOM was so dedicated to the Spartanburg area. I was excited about that food co-op that's going to be opening. They are also really dedicated to global medicine, and if you're into mission trips, I would definitely consider that. Only bad thing I can see is that you would be in their fourth class, and they don't have data regarding residency matches, etc. That being said, the original campus is well-established.
DCOM has enough sites to support its current class and has expanded its sites to meet the needs of the upcoming classes. I am not aware of any 3rd or 4th years that were not allowed to continue do to lack of clinical rotation sites. I'm only a 2nd year but from what I understand there are good and bad sites available during core rotations, and there are some bumps still in the road (as there are with the majority of DO schools), but nobody was excluded from rotations which is the way you make it sound.LMU-DCOM still has problems with clinical rotation sites. These problems will only get worse as the new larger classes reach their third/fourth years. No idea why a school would increase class size when they don't have enough sites to support their current number of students.
That's true, but VCOM-VC beats LMU in this department I think. At our interview day they told us that all but 3 students matched into their first choice residences last year. They said one person got their second choice, and another person had issues matching location-wise that worked well with his wife's residency, and I don't remember the deal about the 3rd person.lmu dcom has solid match list, very high first time pass rate on comlex.