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Just wondered who else is going there.
I interviewed there in the middle of April and I'm waiting to hear where I stand. How long did it take for them to get back to you? I would definitely consider going there if I got in - I liked it way more than I expected to.
Does the grading system at MCO foster a collaborative enviroment, I am looking for an environment that fosters collaboration and not competitiveness. Can any current students elaborate on this. Or can any students who are familiar with the curriculum elaborate.
Thanks so much for your response. My decision gets more difficult by the day. Wow cool name change!!!! I wonder what prompted the change in name?AmyBEMT said:Housing in Toledo is definitely reasonable. If you don't drive, I would probably recommend that you snag a TARTA map (the Toledo bus system) so you have some idea of what your bus time will be from apartments that you look at. TARTA's website You may find that you eventually want to learn to drive and get a car. Toledo is a lot more spread out than NYC and public transportation not nearly as good. I'm sure you can survive without a car in Toledo, but you will probably be unhappy with the hassle of getting places, especially when you start doing clinicals at different Toledo area hospitals.
As a side note - as of May 6th, MCO officially became MUO - Medical University of Ohio.
Vomitonme said:I think I'll be moving around early August as well. I'm looking at some of the closer apartments to the school. I don't really want to be driving that much, even if it is a 10 minutes drive. I guess I'm just too lazy.
I was thinking about driving from California to Ohio, but I dunno. That drive seems a little too long and grueling. I had a relative who moved from Texas to Ca and he just had his car shipped and thought it was the best option, so I'm leaning toward that for now.
nyc25 said:Thanks so much for your response. My decision gets more difficult by the day. Wow cool name change!!!! I wonder what prompted the change in name?
Driving in Toledo isn't that bad. Compared to other cities, rush hour is not bad at all. Chances are, if you live close to MUO you will rarely have to brave the routes that have the heaviest rush hour traffic.I'm going to sign up for driving lessons next week. Hopefully it will be enough to get me on track to drive a car by the Fall or Spring. Atleast from what I saw driving in Toledo is not as crazy as NYC, so hopefully it won't be a bad adjustment.
sfbear said:My biggest concern right now is finding my husband a job. We definitely want him to be employed before school starts so we can get in-state tuition. Anyone have any advice on a long-distance job search? We'll go through the standard avenues (online sites, mainly) and I know Owens-Corning is a major employer in Toledo, but if you've got any other ideas, please share!
sfbear said:AmyBEMT, you seem to have lots of great info about Toledo - are you local?
nyc25 said:Does anyone know the board pass rate for MCO?
Hallm_7 said:I don't remember the exact percentage, but I remember them saying it was really high when I was there. Also, a student at MCO (MUO) told me that last year they had someone get a perfect score on Step 1. I don't know how common that is, but I'm willing to bet there aren't many that achieve that. One of the things I was told at my interview was that they have relatively high pass rates for step 1 because of their curriculum. Evidently they have an integrated pathophysiology course at the end of 2nd year, and they say about 80% of the test is covered in that class. There could be a class like this at most schools, but the students I talked to said they thought it was a great advantage for MCO students. Another huge advantage for MCO students on step 1 is that they have the testing center on campus, so instead of travelling to another city you can just go to school like you normally would. That relieves a lot of stress and uncertainty and would have to increase performance on the test.
Vomitonme said:I remember Burns saying something similar in terms of Step 1 scores. That they had a student last year score something insanely high and everyone does fine in terms of scores.
Having the testing center on campus is a big plus for me especially for a test that is going to essentially determine what you can do for residency.
Hey,Freakedout said:if you dont mind can you tell me or pm me your stats i am just curious how you got considered for the program...thanks ... I would really really appreciate this info.
btw i would choose the 4 year route... just because i rather spend 4 years studying someplace i dont enjoy as much and have a whole year to do what i want... rather than 5 years book in the nose...where i just like it a little bit better