I haven't been on SDN too long, but for my short while here I go through a lot of threads and I have not seen anyone posting problems about VCOM.schon007 said:Is VCOM's reputation really as bad as it sounds? There are many horror stories about this school, the school policies, teaching style, and the lack of respect from administration. I would really want to attend a very good school which provides a relaxed (stress free) environment. Anyone have comments?
Well, since most of us (hopefully) had/have a choice about which school to attend, all feedback, both good and bad, is useful. It seems a little defensive to use phrases like "whiny" and "shut the **** up" towards people who have a different perspective from your own. We all have different ideas about what is and what is not acceptable from a school, so I don't think it's appropriate to try to shout down VCOM's critics instead of listening to their thoughts.VCOM students are not required to take the USMLE. I just took my COMLEX today, and it felt as though I were taking a VCOM CCC(Clinical Case Correlation) test. I do think VCOM is working towards preparing students for boards.
As far as an evil Nazi Empire, I don't get that vibe. I think you just have to understand you will be treated like the least common denominator. Just like a one room school house, piss poor behavior by some slows the rest of us down. If there were any huge issues, AOA wouldn't just let it slide and give VCOM commendations for doing so well.
There are problems at any school. There are also problems in life, and some of the whiny Mommy and Daddy give me everything and I just finished undergrad and want to drive my Beamer to class folks can just kiss my ass!
Posting your whinings on this board serves me and VCOM no purpose. If it's so bad, then either
B. Get a lawyer
C. Shut the **** up!
Actually what happened was, a DO school could not require a DO student to take the USMLE as a requirement for passing a DO school. Thats why they dropped it as a requirement. We still do have a bunch of folks that have taken the USMLE. Not half, but still a bunch.That's interesting. When I was interviewing for class of 2008, they made a big deal about being the only DO school to require students to take both COMLEX and USMLE. "We're really trying to prepare our students to succeed in the world of medicine." or something like that was what they said....
That sure lasted long.