need help with dmu vs. nycom

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  1. docstarwars

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    hi everyone,

    i have been accepted to dmu and nycom. i am really excited, but now comes the hard part of choosing one. i liked both schools, but felt that nycom had better affiliations for rotations, whereas dmu lets you choose from sites around the nation. i am a little nervous about having to set up my own rotations. also, does the "reputation" of a school play a part in residency placement? if so, which school would be better to attend? any input would be greatly appreciated. thank you! :D
     
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    It's been my experience (for what it's worth) that NYCOM students are very satisfied with their school, while DMU students tend to do alot of complaining. Most of the complaining relates to clinical rotations. Alot of schools let students set up rotations, but will provide help if it's needed. At DMU (I've been told) they won't help you with ANYTHING. You're completely on your own.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Neurogirl:
    <strong>It's been my experience (for what it's worth) that NYCOM students are very satisfied with their school, while DMU students tend to do alot of complaining. Most of the complaining relates to clinical rotations. Alot of schools let students set up rotations, but will provide help if it's needed. At DMU (I've been told) they won't help you with ANYTHING. You're completely on your own.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">people complain everywhere-- it all depends on where you want to be.
     
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    please, any news from a dmu student would be great! thanks to all who replied. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    Hello! Ok, I can't comment on NYCOM b/c I don't know much about the school but I'm a first year at DMU so I have some knowledge of the school. First, I'm happy with the education I'm getting. It is challenging but that is b/c it is med school. The first year is basic sciences, little psychiatry and behavioral medicine, tons of OMM, ethics, and physical diagnosis. I will admit, the curriculum at DMU is usually in flux. They listen to what the students say and try to adapt. Thanks to the voices of the 2nd years, my first year has been better. As for the rotations, some love it, some hate it. Depends on how you look at it. I'm looking forward to getting out there and trying out a few different places but if I wanted to, I could sign up for a consortium and stay in one place for my 3rd and 4th year. If you are interested in OMT, DMU has a very, very strong OMM program. As for complaints, there are going to be quite a few b/c DMU has been around for a long time. The school is the 2nd osteopathic school ever opened (opened by A.T. Still's son S.S. Still). The school is 104 years old. I like it here but I have heard good things about NYCOM. My favorite part about the school is that I have a class of 197 and we get along very well. Honestly I could try to sell you DMU but if you like NYCOM better, that is the place for you. If you like DMU better, then welcome aboard. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me [email protected]
     

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