If you are instate at OSU its a no brainer. I think OSU has a fantastic program and it is a stable program with a variety of clinical rotations as well as their main hospital is undergoing major renovations.
I would probably still choose OSU over AZCOM even out of state just because I have personally seen how things work there. I like the class size, rotations, and of course there is goljan board review which everyone tries to seek out. Its a great school with a supportive administration and the classes seem pretty cohesive as a group.
I'm OOS. I'm from Utah. Truth be told. I feel quite priveleged to have been accepted by OSU, considering they only matriculate ~8-12 OOS students. It is cheeper and I do like the idea of having clinical rotations basically right on campus. The new Senate bill that was passed in favor of state funds for the school and hospital is also a good deal, since it will only make things better. I think four years is plenty of time to get the ball olling. I think the residencies will especially benefit.
On the other hand, AZCOM has had 99% pass rate for 5+years running. They have good residency placement, and it's closer to Utah. I also have a lot of friends that will be attending AZCOM. HARD DECISION!
I don't think he was "tooting his own horn". He was expressing gratitude to have been considered and accepted.
Maybe. I probably wouldn't have made my comment if I weren't familiar with his other posts, though. Anyway, it's a stupid reason to pick a school. Also, from being around sdn long enough, it appears that the oos admitted students at osu aren't necessarily groovier than the instate admitted students. Both groups seem to be pretty comparable.
Before you toot your own horn too much, the fact that 8 to 12 oos students matriculate doesn't mean only 8 to 12 oos students are accepted.
Also, from being around sdn long enough, it appears that the oos admitted students at osu aren't necessarily groovier than the instate admitted students. Both groups seem to be pretty comparable.
It is cheeper and I do like the idea of having clinical rotations basically right on campus.
And people wonder why I have a bad impression of the OU Medical school.
Though I don't personally know Dr. Bagel either, I also fallow many of her posts. I can tell you that she does not have rude or malitious undertones in her posts. What she posts is what she means.
Regarding the OU vs. OSU idea.....
Let's all be mature enough not to judge a school by a few of the students that we may or may not have met. I say this from experience. I was not too keen on OU Med either, but after going and seeing what it is about, the students do have a lot of pride in their school because it offers a great education.