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BenzBe

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Anyone hear think that they may end up at NYMC next year? I just want to see who my possible classmates are.
 
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i am going there, but what do you mean *end up*? I think it is a good school. The match is high and the scores are 99-100% pass rate first time.
 

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Hey Guys,

I think I will be attending. I am waitlisted at MSSM and Tufts but don't really want to move to Boston.

Anyway, do you guys know any current students? I wanted to ask them a few questions about how involved they get to be with actual patient care in the first two years. I want to know if you can get involved with the ER at Westhchester Med. Center.

What do you think their reputation is like...I get mixed results. They have a high acceptance rate (approx. 12%) but it is in NY and many of the people accepted there are also accepted to other schools in NY like Sinai, Einstein, Columbia, etc.
 

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izzyfine said:
...and many of the people accepted there are also accepted to other schools in NY like Sinai, Einstein, Columbia, etc.
What's ur point? If accepted at top dogs, most likely get accepted at lesser institutions also. Moot point
 

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BigRedPingpong said:
What's ur point? If accepted at top dogs, most likely get accepted at lesser institutions also. Moot point
True, but I thought this would be especially true given the fact that NY has so many competitive institutions. I thought NYMCs geographical proximity to so many "top dogs" might explain their high acceptance rate.

Not that I'm bashing. I know many people are rejected from NYMC and would love to go as well. Not to mention their facilities are pretty cool.
 

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If anyone has any questions, fire away - I'm finishing my third year at NYMC (I'm NYC based now) and can pretty much answer anything you want to know. Plus, for you incoming first years, I'll be one of the fourth years in the Anatomy Lab, so I may get to meet some of you early on in your career!
 

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izzyfine said:
Anyway, do you guys know any current students? I wanted to ask them a few questions about how involved they get to be with actual patient care in the first two years. I want to know if you can get involved with the ER at Westhchester Med. Center.
I'm not sure how much they advertise this during interviews, but there is a student-run clinic project underway here, and the clinic is scheduled (cross-fingers) to be up and running by fall of 2005. So once that gets going, the clinical opportunities will increase by quite a bit; in the meanwhile (shameless plug) there is a lot of work to be done and students interested in that sort of an experience have an opportunity to help get this clinic off the ground.

As for what's available now, first year you have 17 clinical visits over the course of the year, 10 in primary care in which you work individually with doctors and 7 in psych, which occur in small groups and in which you will both observe and then take part in psychiatric interviews. There are other clinical opportunities in the 2nd year, and there are also opportunities to work with and shadow docs over the course of the year if you choose to pursue them. A popular one is with the liver transplant team -- you'll get a pager and be on call at certain times, and if a patient needs surgery you go on a chopper or jet (which one classmate did) to pick up the liver and then scrub in with the team for the surgery.

So yeah, there's stuff to do...
 

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fuzzyerin-- how does it work with people getting to rotate in NYC? I am wondering if there are people who don't get to go, but want to.
I will see you in anatomy lab ;)
 

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As far as third year goes, it's a lottery system for the order of your rotations and the hospitals you do them at. We're affilated with Westchester Med, Our Lady of Mercy in the Bronx, Metropolitan and St. Vincent's in NYC, and Danbury in CT. Those are at least our major affiliations. We've got some others where you can do one or two rotations. It usually works out - trust me, not everyone in your class is going to want to move to the city - it usually works out to about half and half. It worked out for me that the majority of my close friends are still in Westchester! But in the city we've got housing (which is where I'm lucky enough to live) but it's not enough for everyone who moves to the city. The housing is really close to Met (Upper East Side) but not so close to St. Vincent's (downtown) so some students who want to do all the rotations at Vinny's decide to find housing downtown. There's also housing that is run by this woman who only rents to med students. Your rotations could be all at one hospital if you choose that, or you could get a taste of many hospitals and bounce around. All depends on what you want to do in your third year.
 
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