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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by mrsmac, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. mrsmac

    mrsmac Senior Member
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    Hi guys,

    I live in Ohio and was wondering if anyone knew about OUCOM? What is Athens like? I'd really like to apply there.

    Thanks,

    mrsmac ;)
     
  2. DoctorDoogie4

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    Hey Mac,

    OUCOM is a great school. The only downfall I see with the school is that lack of stellar rotation sites that other DO schools are better at. However, OUCOM is an excellent school. I chose NSUCOM over OUCOM because of the clinical rotation sites but now looking back...it's a regret. OUCOM cheap tuition plus the academics associated wtih a large univeristy and excellent administration...I would seriously look very hard at that school....Athens is a great college town. Loved the scenery when I went there. Man...I miss Ohio.


    Doogie
     
  3. Shinken

    Shinken Family Medicine
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    Actually, the rotation sites were one of the main factors in my decision to attend OU-COM. There are at least three hospitals where you can rotate at that have been ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the US.

    mrsmac, if you're really interested in OU-COM call the office of admissions and schedule a tour. They'll be happy to show off the school.
     
  4. DORoe

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    Here is a link to the website of the CORE sites. It will give you information about the rotation sites that the school has. I can tell you that OUCOM has a pretty good reputation (at least in the area that I am from). I know a lot of doctors that have graduated from there and are very good doctors. As far as Athens goes it is pretty much the college and that's about it. It is a pretty rural area with the closest "urban" area probably being Marietta which is 1.5 hrs away. It does have a lot of resources available to you as a student because it is associated with OU. They have a great rec center, really nice bike trail, and many other ammenities that you can take advantage of. As I already stated it is a pretty rural area. The campus is beautiful, but let's face it the town is a bit run down. The people around town seem to be really friendly. The facilities at the COM itself are top-notch IMHO. They have a really nice learning resource center, new OMM lab, and they are very technologically advanced. The only thing that I didn't like when I was there was the anatomy lab. Of course I interviewed there a couple of weeks after being to WVSOM which has one of the nicest anatomy labs in the country.
     
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