October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
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1. Living Situation?
I don't know about anyone else - but I was hoping/planning on rooming with 1 or 2 other people from my entering class. PM me if you're interested in sharing an apt. Anyone have any recommendations as far as where to live?
2. Which Site?
Are you an East Lansing lugnut, or are you a Detroit Tiger, or perhaps even a Macomb kid?
3. Random Info for everyone's FYI?
OK, so need a little help.... like Davenp73, I too got my acceptance letter today. The thing is, I already sent in my deposit to NSU and I really liked their program when I was down there for my interview.
Anyway, there are some pros (my family is here) and cons (it IS Michigan...), but what I want to know are some of the things that you like best about the school and made you choose MSUCOM. I'm planning a trip to check out the program myself, but just thought I'd get some of your thoughts since you're the entering class!
I'm a DO/PhD Candidate. That Program has a scholarship that helps pay the PhD Tuition and pays you a generous monthly stipend to pay the med-school tuition and living expenses. I'm out of state from Florida. FYI.
I most def will take out some additional loans, esp for first year since we have to buy furniture and other random things for an apartment. Even that will be frugal though - I'm going to shop at IKEA in Canton, MI for most of my stuff. You can't beat modern loveseats for 279 dollars and mattresses for jut over 300 bucks, lol
Regardless though - yes it is a lot of money - about as much as a private school elsewhere. And those people do just fine after they graduate. They pay off 200k in loans within 5-7 years. Not too shabby.
Sooo I got placed at the Macomb campus, but my preference is in East Lansing. They said i'm apparently on a waitlist but I'm wondering if anyone else is having this issue.
I've already lined up housing with some fellow MSU-COM 2013 guys from my current university in East Lansing. So now i'm sort of in limbo. I might just differ and wait till next year I guess....
Please let me know if someone else is in the same boat as me.
I was wondering what the path through DO school is. Do you take classes all 4 years and then go to residency? or intern?
Whats the order and when do you start getting your first check?
I was just accepted to MSUCOM class of 2014, and I was wondering what the drug test is like and when they do it. Do they just do a urine test, or is a hair test involved? I don't normally do drugs, but I smoked marijuana like 3 times this past year, once in sept., and I am freaking out that I am going to fail my drug test.