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I have applied to five DO Schools and would love to hear your opinion on them.

Can you rank 1-10 with the following ( 1 low 10 high) in the following:

Research:
Location:
Residency Matches:
Reputation:
OVERALL SCORE:

Or Just give me a Ranked Ordered List- I don't mind either way! But I need your opinion.

1) Western University of Health Sciences/College, CA

2) New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, NY

3) Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL

4) Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY

5) Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California,


PLEASE HELP SDN!
 
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The first two on your list are top notch. I dont really know anything about the other ones...I would recommend doing some research
 

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I have applied to five DO Schools and would love to hear your opinion on them.

Can you rank 1-10 with the following ( 1 low 10 high) in the following:

Research:
Location:
Residency Matches:
Reputation:
OVERALL SCORE:

Or Just give me a Ranked Ordered List- I don't mind either way! But I need your opinion.

1) Western University of Health Sciences/College, CA

2) New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, NY

3) Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL

4) Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY

5) Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California,


PLEASE HELP SDN!

1) NYCOM
2-5) Everyone else

:laugh:

Btw, you're not going to get any meaningful information from this thread. Just thought I'd let you know early :)
 
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OP, I agree that this thread will be low yield. You may get some good info, but it will be extremely difficult to compare the schools based on this info.

Check out this thread for some good school summaries. :luck:
 

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1. New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
2. Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California
3. Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
4. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
5. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York

**Those were just my rankings of those five schools


**However, here is my list of the 10 DO schools ranked from top to bottom:

1. UMDNJ
2. CCOM
3. PCOM
4. NYCOM
5. DMU
6. MSU
7. ATStill-Kirksville
8. Touro-CA
9. Western
10. TCOM (Texas)
 

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1. DO schools generally don't do any significant research.
2. I've visited the Western and Nova campuses. Both are in good locations. They are a short drive from many nice places. However, Nova's campus is a million times better (maybe a gajillion times). Western's campus is poop on a stick.
3. I don't think Touro NY has graduated a class yet, but the other four match well in whatever specialty. I'd think more about where you want to rotate third and fourth year and ultimately do residency, which goes back to location.
4. I would consider a school's reputation within the parameters of how established they are.

#5. I'd consider cost, curriculum, attendance policy, dress code, setting up rotations yourself vs having rotations set up for you, the quality of facilities, the student atmosphere, the student quality, the faculty quality, recorded lecures, notes service, student organiztions...and hot chicks. Does the school have an abundance of hot chicks. Nova wins hands down in that category. They are therefore DO school #1


My advice is to stop worrying for now until interviews come. You'll get a better feel for the school when you visit it.

I have applied to five DO Schools and would love to hear your opinion on them.

Can you rank 1-10 with the following ( 1 low 10 high) in the following:

Research:
Location:
Residency Matches:
Reputation:
OVERALL SCORE:

Or Just give me a Ranked Ordered List- I don't mind either way! But I need your opinion.

1) Western University of Health Sciences/College, CA

2) New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, NY

3) Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL

4) Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY

5) Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California,


PLEASE HELP SDN!
 

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Why are premeds so obsessed with rankings? There aren't any true rankings or school that is "better" in the DO world. Everyone can make their case for their own school, but in the end it is personal preference. The only way I'd go to NYCOM is if you paid me. That is the same with Western. They are nice schools but I rather gouge my eyes out than live near L.A. or on Long Island. Go interview at the schools you get invites from and create your own ranking. There is really NO benefit of finding out what strangers on the internet think of the school.
 
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My Rankings

1. The school that accepts you and you feel comfortable there
2. The school that accepts you and you don't like
3. The school that doesn't accept you that you like
4. The schools you didn't apply to

hope that clears it up for you ;) Lets all say it together now.."THERE ARE NO FORMAL RANKINGS FOR DO SCHOOLS!"
 
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I believe 2 schools rank in the top 50 in primary care (inclduding MD)....TCOM (Texas) and another school (I'm not sure which one)
 

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why dont DO's do any research? lack of funding.

Some schools do. It just isn't a big priority for many osteopathic schools. Not their mantra. There are a lot of MD schools that don't put out tons of research either. Some places just want to put out solid clinicians and let others worry about bench science and what not.
 
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