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Medical College of Ohio (MCO)--Advantages?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Sperbeck, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. Sperbeck

    Sperbeck Junior Member

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    This question is for current medical students of MCO or any applicant that is very familar with MCO.

    I am going to interview at MCO soon. What are the advantages and disadvantages of MCO. I am planning on working in general or family medicine.
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  2. Mage

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    I'll tell you one thing, you'll study very well if you come here because there's absolutely nothing in this town that will distract you. I can't wait to get out of here.
     
  3. watto

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    Mage, that is exactly the reason I plan on attending MCO in the fall of next year. That and the on-campus adolescent psych hospital that provides great opportunities to med students interested in the field.

    But Toledo, hmmn. If the best thing that can be said about it is "it's close to Detroit," that's not saying much.
     
  4. khristich00

    khristich00 Junior Member
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    Toledo native here, and Mage is right, there is absolutely nothing to do in this town, at least if you ages 18-27. I'd still go to MCO though, it is one of my top choices.
     
  5. EMDrMoe

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    Well, I guess the fact that I'll be 28 in a couple of weeks says something about my view on Toledo! Actually, I kinda like it. They've got a bunch of golf courses, minor league baseball, I just heard they're turning the old Mudhens stadium into an ice rink (I play hockey). The MCO fitness center is certainly adequate. I think I'll also do better with fewer distractions. I like the small town feel that's not in the total middle of nowhere. Okay - you can proclaim insanity now...
     
  6. jjbiv

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    Toledo isn't that bad. The good aspects about the city are mostly pragmatic (low crime, low cost of living, decent schools in the suburbs, etc.) True, an East or West coast snob would be homesick, but Toledo does tend to get a bad rap -- even from residents. It's not Graceland, but it's a solid Midwestern city.
     
  7. mdhopeful

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    Sperkbeck, I interviewed there this year and got an acceptance. My impression was that MCO provides a solid medical education. The school is very new (30 yrs old, I think) and the campus is devoted only to graduate medical education. From what I hear, MCO has a decent reputation among the medical community. One of my interviewers was an ortho resident who said he got resident offers from all of his top choices. As for Toledo, from a Californian's perspective I would say that it is less than desirable as far as diversity, having a vibrant population, and interactive community. However, having interviewed at some other schools this year, I can say that most schools outside of major cities are pretty similar. You drive outside of the city to the suburbs, and then all of a sudden there is a huge medical center complex. There's no subway or city center nearby, but hey, we are all beggars and can't always choose where we get in.
     
  8. jaiart

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    I had a roommate that went to MCO, seemed to be happy with it.

    He raved about it, close to Metro-Det, affordable, quality education.
     

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