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Questions for Des Moines Students

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by dreamer13, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. dreamer13

    dreamer13 New Member

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    Hey, if you guys could tell me a bit about your school, I'd really appreciate it. I was wondering what the curriculum was like. I'd read other posts talking about the curriculum changing, but I was wonder what exactly that change was. Also how are most of the students happy with their residency matches? Is this a good school to go to if I'm considering specializing or is Des Moines better for primary care? Thanks!!
     
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  3. Hagrid

    Hagrid Junior Member

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    Your first year at DMU is like most other schools. Anatomy, histo, physical diagnosisn physiology etc. Second year is all systems based. Start with cardio then hematology, respatory and so on. There is talk that they may be changing 2nd year to problem based learing which is basically self study with case studies. Not my thing but some may like it. 3rd and 4th year you are on rotations. If you want to stay in des moines it can be a little stressful. There are not enough rotation for everyone who choses to stay in Des moines. I lucked out and got all of mine in Des moines. If you want to go to ohio or michigan you can usually get the spot of your choice. As far as residents that come out of our school, I have heard of people going into most specialties. Many surgeons and internal med. specialists. But like most DO schools most will go into primary care, but that is by choice only not because they have to. If you have any more questions just contiue the post and I will try to reply. Later <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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