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Ranking.. High, Mid, Low tier

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by PlayMeSomeMusic, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. PlayMeSomeMusic

    PlayMeSomeMusic Always waiting... Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Hey All--

    Sorry if this is stupid, but I was wondering if anybody could just give me some info real quick where on the tier schools fall. I'm not even sure when it comes to DO schools.

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  3. This is entirely my subjective opinion:

    The state-supported DO schools

    Everyone else including the new schools since they are as of yet unknown quantities.

    That being said the only reason I rank the high DO schools as such is because they tend to have attached residencies and bigger hospitals(DMU being the exception).

    Any school will get you to where you are going though.
  4. Toohotinvegas33

    Toohotinvegas33 Currently Glasgow 3 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Penal Colony
    Although it doesn't always seem popular because of location /price, I think western might also be part up with top? I may not like them,but they do have many associated residencies and a decent match list.
  5. :thumbup:
  6. MikeyLu2010

    MikeyLu2010 UT Longhorns Alumni 10+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Houston, TX
    i would add CCOM ..maybe NYCOM NSUCOM for toptier or near top
  7. Is there any sort of 'list' compiled anywhere? :confused:
  8. Taus

    Taus . Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    no formal ranking exists
  9. Is this the same case for allopathic schools? :confused:
  10. medhacker

    medhacker We can end world poverty! 7+ Year Member

    There are certain "rankings" for allopathic schools (e.i. usnews)
  11. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
  12. nascardoc

    nascardoc Daddy to 2 kiddos 7+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Livonia, MI
    I would second CCOM being in the top tier along with UMDNJ
  13. PlayMeSomeMusic

    PlayMeSomeMusic Always waiting... Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007

    Actually not.. Someone had just mentioned high and mid tier schools in a post and I hadn't heard of anything relating to DO schools.. geesh..

    Thanks everybody else for the posts
  14. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Dont believe what you read in the Pre-Osteo forum. Semi knowledgable people stating things as if they were fact. At least when I say something its backed by actually being a DO student. More than I can say for 90% of this forum.
  15. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Neither is anybody else. There isn't a commonly accepted form of ranking for DO schools. Pick factors that are important for you, research all the schools (there aren't that many of them), and rank them yourself.
  16. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

    Oct 1, 2006
    Even then, those rankings are used for categorical rankings: i.e. primary care, academic medicine, etc.

    Thus, rankings in terms of "which is the best med school. period" don't exist.
  17. madamebovary

    madamebovary 7+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    how about Western/COMP?
  18. HarveyCushing

    HarveyCushing 7+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    I will put in my .2 for KCUMB. But other than personal preference, I really don't think that you can go wrong with any of the original five: KCOM, DMU, PCOM, CCOM, KCUMB. I interviewed at 4 of them, all of which were top notch. At that point it is just a matter of which school is the right fit for you. I would also say that the state schools are strong due to their financial support from the state.
  19. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
  20. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    Every one of the osteopathic schools have a unique advantage to them so its hard to say which is "better."

    For example. TCOM is associated with a lot of Osteopathic Research, that might be a big deal to you.

    CCOM, has some pretty good Chicago rotations.

    PCOM, the schools just looks great, look at all the clinicals, etc.

    KCOM, its the original, they are osteopathic medicine.

    The list goes on for every school. You will have to research every one and apply to those in which you will feel confident in.
  21. NickRiviera

    NickRiviera MS-Never 2+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Springfield, IL
    How's the view from way up there? :rolleyes:
  22. HarveyCushing

    HarveyCushing 7+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    :thumbup: Pawned.
  23. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    State of Delirium
    lol show that to your instructors/superior resident/attendings in the future. I'm sure that the real medical world in no way has a system of hierarchy and pretension built into it... why don't you walk into an ER and say you're a doctor!?

  24. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    We DO students think of our schools kind of like parents think of their kids: they love them all and each one has strengths and weaknesses. There are young ones and old ones and there's probably 1-2 that, if you weren't there for the delivery, you'd never believe was yours.

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