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NYCOM vs. Western U (COMP)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by alexcc_ms, Apr 2, 2000.

  1. alexcc_ms

    alexcc_ms Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Claremont, CA USA
    Been accepted to both. I know New York and LA are totally different types of cities. I'd like to end up a surgeon, which school would be better in helping me to reach that goal? I've got about 10 days to decide (they want $$$$).
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  3. Jkeum22985

    Jkeum22985 Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    Bronx, NY
    depends where you want to practice!!!
    California is pretty uptight about DOs I have been told..

    You can become a surgeon if you go to either schools...
    I know someone who matched UCLA in surgery and they cut him after third year in surgery..

    good luck
    Jacob Keum
    4th year NYCOM
  4. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 1999
    Fairbanks, AK USA
    What do you mean they "cut" him?!

    Was he just left high and dry to find another place to match?

    What school was he from, and what ended up happening to him?
  5. Jkeum22985

    Jkeum22985 Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    Bronx, NY
    In surgery, there are still many University programs with untold biases against DOs.
    This is much less now but still exist.

    Even categorical positions in Surgery can get kicked out very easily even though he or she maybe a superb surgical resident. This is what I meant by cutting.

    Sorry about confusion people
  6. Future DOc

    Future DOc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1999
    You will have the opportunity to go into surgery at both schools since both program do have alums that are surgeons. Make your decision based on money, family, happiness (very important), etc.. Either way, you will still get great experiences & opportunities at both medical schools. Hope this helps! [​IMG] Good luck to you!

    WesternU/COMP MS II
  7. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Unless that guy in the categorical program at UCLA screwed up BIG TIME, I don't see why he would've been cut. That is, of course, you're talking about a PRELIM spot, and not a categorical spot.

    I think any med student at any med school can get a surgical residency, but NYCOM has two distinct advantages: 1) a close relationship with all its affiliated hospitals and 2) a HUGE list of AOA-approved, sponsored programs in almost everything imaginable.

    Good luck.

    Tim of New York City.

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