Congratulations to all of you. I am a third year student at OUCOM and I would not recommend University Courtyard. It is pretty nice, but a long walk since you can't get a parking pass. If you are looking for close go with Station Street.Hey!
I was thinking of staying at University Courtyard, since it's on campus and I know NOTHING about Ohio.
Is anyone going to PRE-COM March 10th?
Is there any such building where most of the med students live? I really would hate to live in a building with bunch of undergrads running around.
I would suggest taking a day to look for apts. Seems like, unfortunately, the more expensive places have fewer UGs. Go figure. River Park towers are nice, but the potential to have 4 *******es living next door doesn't sit too well with me. I haven't heard too much about other places. Right now Im leaning toward Carriage Hill. The complex is outside the "golden mile" and from what I saw of the model apt, the accommodations are pretty nice.
sorry it took so long to reply. Courtyard certainly is a very nice place to live. I don't want to give that impression at all. It just seemed like it was a bit of an issue to have to rely on the bus service to get back and forth. Like anything you have to weigh the pro's and con's.DORoe,
I have been accepted to OUCOM and will be starting in the fall. I see that you do not recommend living at University Courtyard because of the distance, when I looked into it I was told they have a bus to and from campus running every twenty minutes. This being the case, is it still a bad idea to live there? Two things that attracted me to University Courtyard where the fact that utilities were included in the price and that each apartment had a washer and dryer. Do you know if this is the case for other places near campus. Thank you for your help!
I will also be in Athens for Pre-COM, and I'll be staying for an extra day to do look at apartments. Anyone have a heads up on places that allow dogs? I've only been able to find a couple and I would really like a bigger selection to choose from.
Hello everyone. I am an OU alum who found out this Monday that I will be returning to Athens (OUCOM) this August. I can't wait although I bet my experience will be slightly different with a wife and two kiddies. Any other nontrads out there?
BTW, I loved OU and Athens the first time around....
When we lived in Athens my wife was an elementary school teacher. Alexander Local Schools (in the Albany area) is a very good school system. Excellent facilities and good teachers. Although many of the local school systems are pretty good.
Did anyone see/hear about the annual TACKLE flag football game between the first and second years? I guess it gets pretty rough, and is super-competetive, and I think that the first years beat the second years last year.
There was even an action shot of the game in one of OU's quarterly magazines...it was crazy, the pic shows this guy bandana, under eye black paint, and those arm bands athletes wear around their elbows....looks intense, and whats more is that several players had to go the Emergency Room! because of fractures and stuff..
I think I want to play next year, but I'm not so sure about risking injury...
any other guys out there think they're going to play in it?
I owned my house in Athens. It was a mobile home that I bought off of an outgoing second year. Worked out very well and saved me lots of $.thank you !
I was actually thinking about buying a house close to OU-COM. The little one just absolutely has to have his room decorated in "space-rocket-night sky" theme ( in fact he is sleeping with a can of "glow in the dark" paint under his pillow right now ) i don't think that "decoration" will go well in a rental place
Did anyone else research buying versus renting option ?
The man is right. The PCC teaches you how to find information and how to organize your studying to get the most out of your time. I am very glad that I decided to go PCC and could not imagine medical school any other way.Congrats to all the new OUCOMers! I am currently a third year at OUCOM as well as DORoe. I think you all will be very happy at OUCOM. I lived at University Courtyard my first year and I walked every day without problems. Also, DORoe and I were both PCC and I would like to throw in a plug for the PCC Curriculum. I know a lot of students are inclined towards the allegedly mroe structured CPC, but the extra patient experience and independent learning you do in PCC really prepares you for your rotations. That said you will most likely be more advanced than your peers when you enter rotations and will have an awesome educational experience regardless of curriculum.
I don't believe the PCC is geared more toward those that want to specialize, but it is true that you get more opportunities to experience a variety of different medical fields during years 1 and 2.Is PCC geared more towards those who wish to specialize? From the viewbook, it looks like the PCC student will have more opportunities in areas besides GP prior to rotations. Am I making this up, or to us CPC people get the ENT, ortho type stuff in other blocks?