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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by water112, May 14, 2002.

  1. water112

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    Hi...I don't want to turn this into a PCOM vs. LECOM thread, but can you give me some insight about PCOM? I've read a few threads from LECOMers and most of the students there are very vocal about why they like their school but I haven't found any threads that are by PCOM students advocating the pros of their school.

    I want to move to PA and would love to go to one of the DO schools there. Any insights about PCOM would be great. Pros? Cons?

    thanks......water
     
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    I will be starting PCOM in August.

    Do you have any specific questions?

    I can give you a list of reason why I chose PCOM:

    Large school
    Many alumni
    Well known in Philadelphia area
    Great facilities
    Students seemed happy
    Great reputation

    Good luck!
     
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    water

    You may also want to read the PCOM Class of 2006 posts.

    Also, check out <a href="http://www.interviewfeedback.com" target="_blank">www.interviewfeedback.com</a>
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JPHazelton:
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    Also, check out <a href="http://www.interviewfeedback.com" target="_blank">www.interviewfeedback.com</a></strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Now Josh, you know that interviewfeedback is down! :mad:
     
  6. water112

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    Hi JP...thanks for responding. Yeah, the interviewfeedback is down :( . I'll try later and see if it works. Also, I'm glad that the students there are happy. That's very important for me. I want to be in an enviornment where students are helpful and laid back.
    By the way JP, are in Philly right now? I was wondering about housing and such...any specific places you can recommend? I'm from SoCal :cool: and weather is an issue for me...scared of all that snow <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . Anyhow, if you can give me any pointers about living there (i.e. neighborhood...) that would great.

    thanks...water
     
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    Holy moly, interviewfeedback is down?

    I honestly didn't know that.

    I apologize to all those who I misguided or pissed off due to my inappropriate link. :)

    NE-ways...

    water-

    If there is any advice I can give you about living in Philly, it would be to shop around. Of course, you would do this anyway, but in philly it is especially important.

    I am in a 3br apartment with 2 friends and we pay roughly $1000 a month (that is with utilities). What do I sacrafice for a cheaper rent? I live in west philly and will drive to PCOM.

    You can find a good number of great apartments closer to PCOM, but if you have a car, you can expand that search.

    Stay out of north philly, unless you can move near the Temple University Hospital campus. There are some nice apartments around there, and some dumps, too. Again...shop around.

    You will pay more nearer to PCOM and city ave...manyunk, etc. PCOM has a listing on their website of apartments in the immediate area. They also compiled a list of students currently looking for roomates. You may want to call the student affairs office and check that out.

    I plan on staying at least one year in my current apartment, save some cash, then possibly move in with another PCOM student next year. Who knows.

    Point is, there is plenty of housing in philly. I also have a friend who has a house in philly (5 minute walk to Pats & Genos!) that he is looking to fill. Nice guy, too. He prefers all guys (probably for simplicity reasons), but will not refuse a girl if she wants to live there.

    Good luck with your search!

    One final note...it rained the first 3 times I visited the city. I like nice weather...68 degrees and sunny. Never happens. Overall, I guess I can't complain. Sometimes it snows, sometimes it rains. Just be careful...trolly tracks are deadly when its cold and the buses hit all the puddles.

    Helpful links for future PCOMers not from Philly:

    <a href="http://www.weather.com/weather/local/19104" target="_blank">http://www.weather.com/weather/local/19104</a>
    <a href="http://www.philly.com" target="_blank">http://www.philly.com</a>
    <a href="http://www.septa.com" target="_blank">http://www.septa.com</a>
     
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    btw

    ussdfiant

    I hope my last post makes up for the earlier one that infuriated you. :)

    Also...I didnt know you got into Temple Med...that's awesome...really good program.

    Good luck...maybe see you in the city sometime. (Irish pub, 20th and Walnut, Thursdays, good looking female types)
     
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    Water,

    I made the switch from Cali to Philly...its not that bad weather-wise. Email me if you want.
     
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    Hey JP...thanks for the websites. I plan to use them in the next couple of days. As long as I live in a large city, I should be fine :)

    David511- I PMed you.

    thanks again......water
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JPHazelton:
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    ussdfiant

    I hope my last post makes up for the earlier one that infuriated you. :)

    Also...I didnt know you got into Temple Med...that's awesome...really good program.

    Good luck...maybe see you in the city sometime. (Irish pub, 20th and Walnut, Thursdays, good looking female types)</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That was not meant to be a serious furious face! Thanks about Temple. PCOM rejected me y'know! Bastards <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> It looks like I will be going into the city more now, so I may very well take you up on your invite!

    Good luck to you as well, fellow 2006er!
     

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