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Pros and Cons of NYCOM

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by nycphildoc, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. nycphildoc

    nycphildoc Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2000
    Rego Park, New York, USA
    I am an MS-1 at NYCOM, and figure I'll inform you guys of my opinions of the school. First, the academic scheduling at the school does not make much sense to me. Currently, us first years are taking: Histiology, Physiology, OMM, Anatomy, and Biochemistry. We have approximately 5 weeks of classes, then a week of exams. I think we are taking too many classes at once. I have stopped going to class, as have many of my classmates and use the notes given to us to study from. The people I go to school are very nice, as are the facilities of the school. Although, there are very few recreational activities for students. The class size is 300, in labs there ARE plenty of professors to help you.
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  3. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000

    Thank you very much for the insight. I interviewed there a few weeks ago and I like what I saw.

    Do you care to elaborate or give more information?

    How do the students get along?
    How available are professors for help?
    What do you feel is the strongest NYCOM quality?
    How about the clinical you know anything about that?
    What about post-grad opportunities for NYCOM students? How helpful is the school in helping students with internships & residencies?
    Overall...are you happy there?

    I asked these questions when I was there and I got favorable responses. Just looking for more opinions from more people.

  4. AP

    AP Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2001
    New Jersey
    The students get along well here.
    the professors are actually readily accessible - have have open office hours usually.
    the strongest quality of nycom is that you take classes that no other schools take, classes that will help a lot in your 3rd and 4th years during your hospital rotation - It always reflects well on you if you know your stuff before your exposed to it in the hospital. I do not know much about the clinical years as I am a first year. And, as far as the happiness factor goes, I am quite happy here - obviously, alot depends upon the people you meet here (I have met some good ones).

    Hope that helps.

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