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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by mr. tree, May 17, 2018 at 12:40 PM.

  1. mr. tree

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    Are there any major differences in the VCOM campuses I know carolina and auburn campuses are newer, I'm applying to VA for sure but i'm hesistant to apply to the other two. Any advice or words of wisdom?
     
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  3. tvk315

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    Second this, I'm looking at throwing an app at VCOM Carolinas as they have a decent OOS rate, does anyone have any info?
     
  4. BobbyKoch

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    I’m fairly certain you only need to apply to one and you’ll be considered for all three.
     
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  5. Coltuna

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    N=1 here, but one of my fellow interviewees during this past cycle who went to Auburn for undergrad said that VCOM-Auburn basically popped up overnight lol. This would worry me for years 3-4 more than anything with that branch in particular.
     
  6. Dremt

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    They are the same overarching school but a different campus, different area, different faculty, and different associated colleges/hospitals.

    Same same, but different.

    @Coltuna VCOM is a well established school and knows how to handle the logistics for clinical years
     
  7. Coltuna

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    Yeah I'm just kind of contrasting VCOM-Auburn to another newer school like ACOM that was actually 10 years in the works (mostly securing clinical rotations in Alabama) before opening. The interviewee I spoke to had obviously gone through the process of applying to med school and wasn't even aware that her undergrad was opening a medical school branch until it popped up one day lol. Nothing against those going to VCOM! It will certainly get you where you want to be. I would just imagine there will be a bit of traveling and/or preceptor based rotations for many students.
     
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  8. stickgirl390

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    Apply to all 3, and then VCOM will “assign” you an interview at one of them. That will be your only VCOM option moving forward.
     
  9. BobbyKoch

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    this is what I received from VCOM admissions last year:

    We are always happy to hear from potential applicants! You will apply to VCOM with one application sent to any of the three campuses. If you are invited to complete a secondary application there is an opportunity to rate your preference of campus on it. We will work with you to try to get you placed on the campus of your choice.

    Best Wishes,



    Admissions coordinator – Carolina Campus
     
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    I went to VCOM in VA and it's decent. 3rd and 4th years are okay. Administration is like it is at other schools. The building is ok. Auburn's building is much nicer.
     

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