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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Paramedic2617, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Paramedic2617

    Paramedic2617 Junior Member
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    Does WestermU work clinicals into the first 2 years at all? or the first two years are just didactic?

    Also, anyone have any pointers as to what I should write on the secondary app personal statement. More specifically, on the second section, it asks for qualities. I obviously dont want to be boastful but at the same time I want to put something that will stick out. Any ideas?

    Thanks guys,

    Herschel
     
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  3. moinmoin

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    Quick question: How long did it take to hear back from Western after your initial application? They got my AACOMAS one over a month ago and I haven't heard anything from them. I am already complete with secondaries and LORs at all other schools I applied to! I was planning on hearing from them already...
     
  4. gogo110182

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    Answers:

    1. www.westernu.edu
    2. not to be harsh, but don't ever ask others what to write....... it's YOUR secondary!!
     
  5. Paramedic2617

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    I know its my secondary. There is nothing wrong with asking for ideas.

    Also, does anyone else have any input, maybe someone in the school. I already looked on their website and its not all that clear.

    I got a response from them less than a week after it was sent to them.
     
  6. N1DERL&

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    Hi there,

    I went to the mini-conference/open house at Western this weekend and Kay Kalousek the chair of the COMP curriculum committe gave us a quick presentation. There is clinical stuff worked into the first 2 years.

    Here is what it says in the handout they gave us: The "Essential of Clinical Medicine" course, which enables students to begin learning how to work with patients by developing histroy-taking and physical examination skills will now start in the first semester of the MS1 year.

    Someone from the admissions office also gave a presentation and she went through a list of qualities. They are pretty generic but maybe one or two will inspire an essay:

    academic ability
    discipline appreciation of diversity
    energy integrity
    persistance responsibility
    intellectual curiosity communication
    caring professional potential
    compassionate leadership
    clinical experience/professional exposure

    Hope that helped!
     
  7. Paramedic2617

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    Thanks alot N1DERL&. Thats exactly what I was looking for. Are you going to be going to WesternU?
     
  8. Jinyaoysiu

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    In addition to ECM, almost all students get their early clinical experiences from Montclair clinic and PCHAT and PHOP. Students begin as early as in their 1st year, and these are free/low income clinics run by COMP students and physicians, where students are given lots of responsibility and sees a patient one-on-one and then presenting the case to the physician in charge. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of opportunities for a student to participate, especially with Montclair Clinic that happens all year round. Students have a pretty good time at these clinics and learn a great deal. These aren't graded but supposedly participants could get recognition in their files for them and it seems like everyone does them.
     
  9. N1DERL&

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    You're welcome paramedic2617! I hope it goes well for you with Western. :luck:

    I didn't apply there, just went to the conference to see what osteopathy is all about. :)
     

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