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Hi to all SDNers!

I will be attending a medical school this upcoming fall like most of us with a bit luck and a lot of hard work. Right now I am in at CCOM-Chicago/Midwestern and put down the deposit for matriculation
(since I was interviewed in Sept and accepted in October).

However, PCOM was high on my priority list a while back when I was complete there in September.

I finally recieved an interview invite yesterday(2/12/07) for 3/28/07 Interview---"the end of the cycle"

From students who have interviewed there, or will be matriculating there this fall (u probably have info packets and mailings now) or current students can you provide me some info about...


Clinical Rotations---all in Philly? Which Hospitals?

Match Lists---I know they have PCOM residencies in almost every speciality

Class Size (is 260 too big compared to CCOM's 160) ? or are things broken down into groups?

I think both schools have about the same reputation. Both started around 1898. Pretty similar stats of students. Your thoughts please :) Good Luck!
 

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Hi to all SDNers!

I will be attending a medical school this upcoming fall like most of us with a bit luck and a lot of hard work. Right now I am in at CCOM-Chicago/Midwestern and put down the deposit for matriculation
(since I was interviewed in Sept and accepted in October).

However, PCOM was high on my priority list a while back when I was complete there in September.

I finally recieved an interview invite yesterday(2/12/07) for 3/28/07 Interview---"the end of the cycle"

From students who have interviewed there, or will be matriculating there this fall (u probably have info packets and mailings now) or current students can you provide me some info about...


Clinical Rotations---all in Philly? Which Hospitals?

Match Lists---I know they have PCOM residencies in almost every speciality

Class Size (is 260 too big compared to CCOM's 160) ? or are things broken down into groups?

I think both schools have about the same reputation. Both started around 1898. Pretty similar stats of students. Your thoughts please :) Good Luck!
alright I'm in a helpful mood...

Rotations... http://www.pcom.edu/Clinical_Education/Affiliate_Lists_/affiliate_lists_.html

Match list..
search within this thread..or just under "PCOM, match" on SDN:
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=175626

Class size.... except for formal lecture...everything else is broken into smaller groups...the largest will be a quarter of the class and the smallest gets down to groups of 15-20 for certain things
 

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vmgopal, what area of the country do you want to do your residency? All I know is that PCOM has an incredible reputation in the Northeast.
 

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Of note, 1 in 6 doctors in the US did some part of their medical training in Philadelphia (either med school, residency, or fellowship)

On interview trails (allopathic residencies), most of my interviewers have had some experience with PCOM students or PCOM grads. This included my interview experiences in Chicago.

But you can't go wrong with either school. CCOM is a great school with good rotations and good placement every year. If you have the money, I would say give PCOM a shot ... maybe visit the city and enjoy the Art Museum and a nice philly cheesesteak. Or if you have time/money, you can do a quick day visit to NYC or Baltimore or Washington DC. Make the most out of your interview :)
 

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I still remember my PCOM interview when I mentioned I got into CCOM. The interviewer said "Thats going to be a hard choice to decide between CCOM and us. We are the two DO schools that are most alike". At that point I figured I go into PCOM.
 

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Hi to all SDNers!

Class Size (is 260 too big compared to CCOM's 160) ? or are things broken down into groups?

The class size is not an issue at PCOM. After the 1st SPOM exam (1st trimester exam) the attendance drops well over 50%, it might even be 75%. Most of the students opt to study on their own time considering we have a scribe service and lectures are recorded.

The only time when you will be in the same room with ALL your classmates, would be during Patient Perspectives (real patients come to the class to explain their illnesses; i.e. HIV, Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X, Immunodeficiency Disorders, etc.) and required OMM Pre-Lab. Other than that, you can go for months without seeing your classmates. PCOM splits all our other classes up (Case Conferences, OMM lab, Standarized Patients, Primary Care skills lab) except the main lectures (which I said roughly 25-50% of students actually go to).

Overall, I wouldnt be worried about class size. PLUS having 250+ people in your class will make for some of the best POST-EXAM Parties in the city. :laugh: :laugh:

Dr. J
 

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A big class is nice. You dont have to always be exposed to the people who piss you off. :D
 

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Hi to all SDNers!

I will be attending a medical school this upcoming fall like most of us with a bit luck and a lot of hard work. Right now I am in at CCOM-Chicago/Midwestern and put down the deposit for matriculation
(since I was interviewed in Sept and accepted in October).

However, PCOM was high on my priority list a while back when I was complete there in September.

I finally recieved an interview invite yesterday(2/12/07) for 3/28/07 Interview---"the end of the cycle"
From students who have interviewed there, or will be matriculating there this fall (u probably have info packets and mailings now) or current students can you provide me some info about...


Clinical Rotations---all in Philly? Which Hospitals?

Match Lists---I know they have PCOM residencies in almost every speciality

Class Size (is 260 too big compared to CCOM's 160) ? or are things broken down into groups?

I think both schools have about the same reputation. Both started around 1898. Pretty similar stats of students. Your thoughts please :) Good Luck!

i guess that means that if we haven't heard from PCOM by now then we can forget it...
 
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