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Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone had some information on the pros and cons of TUCOM. Any information would be much appreciated. :thumbup:
 

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What I did was a search on this website for threads on TUCOM and found a lot of information, most of it conflicting.
There seems to be a scarcity of current TUCOM students that post on this board.
PM me if you want my pre-med take on the school.
 

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There are two campuses. I like the fact that you want to weigh all the pros and cons. I did, and I can help you on your search for knowledge.
Look at environment, curriculum, ask the students what they think about the overall program, look into housing/apartments, overall costs, and the rotation opportunities you will have. A lot of DO schools have their third and fourth year students move around a lot. Here in Nevada, we will spend most of our clerkships in Nevada, and will not have to move out of state. Go to the school and personally meet the faculty and students. It really is subjective.
Look into the TUCOM-CA and TUCOM-Nevada threads as well.
I will post a few websites and threads for you here to read, and look at.

Official TUCOM-Nevada 2009: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=156578

TUCOM-Nevada and TUCOM-CA clerkship and residency info, including articles pertaining to TUCOM-Nevada

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=170843

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?p=1961538#post1961538

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=171014

Mare Island Student Life
http://forums.misl.info/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=3

extra articles:
http://www.tu.edu/gallery/TUCOM-Nevada-Facilities
http://www.aacom.org/colleges/tucom.asp
http://google.lasvegassun.com/search/?
count=10&catAP=1&catSun=1&catPhoto=1&search=Touro+University

AACOM site:
http://www.aacom.org/colleges/index.asp
 
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Thanks a lot medicine1! I think these will help me out a ton.
 

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I wish you the best of luck and success in your life and career! :)
 

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I think Dr. Forman of Touro University-Nevada put it best:

"Opportunity, Challenge and Partnerships" are key words in understanding how Touro University - Nevada continues to develop and grow. The inaugural class of D.O. students has successfully completed their first semester and is in the midst of their second semester of the first year. A Masters Level Physician Assistant Study Program began in October and we are preparing to initiate Occupational Therapy and Nursing programs in the near future. The health care environment at Touro University - Nevada mirrors the health care system in our communities, i.e., partnerships and collaborative efforts in patient care. As the only medical school in Southern Nevada we are positioned to have a significant impact on the future healthcare of our community. The process to ensure that we are successful involves some very important partnerships that include the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). Currently, we utilize some of UNLV faculty to assist in teaching several basic science courses; have research partnerships with UNLV and innovative projects (early decision plan and will soon have a 7-year combined undergraduate-medical degree program; there are plans for DO/PhD program, MS in Biomedical Science and other doctorate programs). We have an important partnership with the Southern Nevada Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to provide community service and education opportunities for our students. The Clark County Medical Society has identified more than 100 community based physicians who will provide a "shadow experience" preceptorship for our students that will begin during the second semester of the first year. Other partnerships are with the University Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy and UNLV's School of Dentistry.

http://www.tucom.edu/nv/tunv.html (look under Dean's Message)

There are hospitals around, it is just a matter of working together to form alliances, not necessarily build new hospitals per se. Though I would love to see Touro University build a huge DO hospital in the future.
 

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mikdez said:
Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone had some information on the pros and cons of TUCOM. Any information would be much appreciated. :thumbup:
Here's a link to a really great post by a fourth year TUCOM student, worth reading. TUCOM post