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POMONA, any good???????????

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by dirkdiggler, Nov 23, 2001.

  1. dirkdiggler

    dirkdiggler Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Hey amigos! How long after you sent in your app to WUHS did you take to get reviewed? :D If you had the interview, what was your take on the area school, persona, etc. I heard the school was in a bad gang area, not safe :( :(


    long live columbia!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    I am currently an MS1 at COMP...and to comment on Pomona....I have never seen any "gang" action by our school...and don't find Pomona a ghetto as some people have put it....
    I am a native New I am sure that has some bearing on my opinions...but like anywhere else...sure Pomona can be dangerous...everywhere has bad places..but if people use common sense...there is no need to worry.
    While visiting UHS...which is in a really sketchy part of Kansas City....again...without common sense...sure you'd be in trouble...
    I like it here..and please feel free to check out our on going chats on the osteopathic page...if you want info..please post there...because who better to ask...then students who go there???
  4. melancholy

    melancholy 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2000
    I agree with Yosh. Unlike him though, I live in Pomona across the street from school. Although there are definitely better neighborhoods to live in, living across from school has definite advantages.. it's about a 3 minute walk to school in case you have to travel back and forth or just wake up late.

    Security guards will escort students back at the end of the night in the parking lots which are adjacent to my apartments so that does help although I don't usually request an escort. I think that females usually don't feel as safe walking around here at night, but unfortunately the school is not located in a nice suburb.. and most med schools aren't. Most females feel safe walking with other students back to the apartments nearby though or taking their cars.

    I've definitely lived in more "dangerous" places than Pomona and I can say that Johns Hopkins isn't exactly in the nicest area either.. heh. Bottom line is I don't feel security on-campus is a problem. Sure there are isolated incidents of crime around Pomona, but that is being realistic to me. Hope this helps some.

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