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I found this post http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=277016 about new medical schools that have either opened or are in their planning stages. There are a lot! Does anyone know how competitive admissions will be for these schools in the first few years? I would think since most do not want to be in the first class that they would be the easier to get in to than established schools. Will they be difficult to get in to for OOSers?
 

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I found this post http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=277016 about new medical schools that have either opened or are in their planning stages. There are a lot! Does anyone know how competitive admissions will be for these schools in the first few years? I would think since most do not want to be in the first class that they would be the easier to get in to than established schools. Will they be difficult to get in to for OOSers?
I think there are two schools of thought. 1) People would not apply because they'd want some kind of name recognition to go with their medical education. I don't give a crap what the name of the school is personally so that wouldn't bother me. 2) People would apply because they see a new school, possibly closer to home even, and think since it's new it will be easier to get into because of #1 above. Personally, I want the easiest route, lol.
 

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looks like 1 in 5 medical students aren't going to be in osteopathic schools anymore.
 

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I found this post http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=277016 about new medical schools that have either opened or are in their planning stages. There are a lot! Does anyone know how competitive admissions will be for these schools in the first few years? I would think since most do not want to be in the first class that they would be the easier to get in to than established schools. Will they be difficult to get in to for OOSers?
You do realize that post is from 2006? It's a biiiiit outdated.
 

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How do you figure that?
just a feeling. if you follow those links into wikipedia, it shows 3 in 16 developing schools are DO. from what i understand, the lack of OGME might put a strain on developing more DO schools. while that ratio is still about 1 in 5, do you think that they will be able to maintain it? i think at umdnj-som he said something about how soon 1 in 4 medical students will be in DO schools. just doesn't seem like this is happening.
 

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There's already a thread like this in the pre-allo forum. In respect to osteopathic med schools, William Carey is opening up a med school next year and MSU is opening up a branch school.