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Does the name of the school have a heavy influence on the residency selections?

I understand that I'll be competing with the whole nation depending on my gpa, board scores, personal statement etc etc.. but does where you went to med school make a big difference?

Asking because there are many new schools on the rise...
 

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School name always makes a difference - whether it's undergrad, med school, law school, etc.
 
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Does the name of the school have a heavy influence on the residency selections?

I understand that I'll be competing with the whole nation depending on my gpa, board scores, personal statement etc etc.. but does where you went to med school make a big difference?

Asking because there are many new schools on the rise...

Put is this way..I was given 1 pt. out of a possible of 8 pts for quality of medical school by a chairman of a program I interviewed at. This is a university allopathic institution that has many DO's within their hospital system.

I attend LECOM, which was started in 1993...so even though it is "older" in the DO realm of schools it is still considered very new. So yes, I think the place where you go to medical school and it being an established program makes a big difference. Programs obviously take it in to consideration when interviewing/ranking you.
 
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