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What are NYCOM's best characteristics -- why choose NYCOM over other schools?

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  1. amoxicillin

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    What are NYCOM's best characteristics -- why choose NYCOM over other schools? thank you for all of your help.
     
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    the hamptons
     
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    Hmm...at 50-60K per year in loans, I don't think any NYCOM'ers, current or incoming, will be living in the Hamptons.
     
  5. Cowboy DO

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    Yeah, thats where you go after you graduate.
     
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    Some of NYCOM's best characteristics:

    1. A great variety of clinical training sites, throughtout the tri-state area inlcuding PA, for 3rd and 4th year clerkships.

    2. You can do many electives and selectives, as well as EM and radiology, outside of NYCOM, during your 4th year.

    3. An outstanding dean of students, Dr. Ross-Lee. She means business when it comes to putting the school in the right direction.

    4. Year after year, NYCOM students match very well into good residencies.

    5. Within close proximity (a 30 train ride) to Manhattan.

    Pertaining to the Hamptons, I don't think most of us will be able to afford that area even when we become physicians. The summertime in the Hamptons are fun though.
     
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    What about years 1 and 2?
     
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    The curriculum has changed a lot since I finished my second year. I felt that year 1 was great. The notes were generally good. I felt that the second year was a mess since that block system led to having a large amounts of exams at one time. There were way too many classes during 2nd year. Therefore, I tried skipping a few classes and study on my own, which helped a lot. The notes were not that great also during second year. There are excellent teachers and bad teachers at NYCOM. You just have to self-motivated and diligent with your studies.
     
  9. Cowboy DO

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    Youre kidding yourself. It takes an hour, maybe a little less if your lucky.
     
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    Actually, if you take the train from nearby areas such as Port Washington, Mineola, and Greenvale, then it is a 30 min train ride. Driving into the city is completely different story depending on the time of day. From Massapequa (where I live), it takes slightly less than than hour if you go by train.
     
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    Ok, thats true. So lets agree that it depends on where you live.
     
  12. oceandocDO

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    The 411 on nycom...

    1) The tools to both succeed and have a good time... whether it be the technology (most lectures taped and put streaming online, free PDAs, etc), or having the school pay for 250+ people to attend the AOA Convention in New Orleans for 4 days (great time), if you work hard, you can play hard too, and you will become a fine doctor in the end.

    2) Rotations- the best of the DO world, easily. Unlike the great majority of DO schools, you dont have to move all over the state, or country, in third and fourth year. 80% of the rotation sites are located in the metro NYC area, and no one really has to move unless they want to. This is huge... think about living in a run-down dorm room on some hospital campus in some strange state for 6-10 weeks... it sucks. Luckily we avoid this by having some great sites within a commutable distance. The sites themselves are quality too... hospitals affiliated with the likes of Cornell, Yale, Einstein, etc...

    3) The patient population- probably more diverse that anywhere else in the country.

    4) the match, copied below courtesy of another poster. Very respectable and on par with any of the state NY schools...

    NYCOM Class of 2004:
    Anesthesia:
    Einstein, NYC (6)
    Johns Hopkins- Baltimore, MD
    St Lukes Roosevelt/University Hospital of Columbia University - NYC (2)
    University of Rochester/ Strong Memorial, Rochester NY
    SUNY Brooklyn- NYC (2)
    University Hospital- Jackson, MS
    Westchester Medical Center, NY (2)
    Stony Brook University Hospital, NY
    University of Maryland

    Internal Medicine:
    Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC (8)
    Cleveland Clinic, OH (2)
    Lennox Hill Hospital- NYC (3)
    St Lukes Roosevelt/University Hospital of Columbia University - NYC (4)
    Westchester Medical Center (2)
    Maimonides Medical Center, NYC (2)
    North Shore Univ Hospital/NYU School of Medicine (4)
    UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson, NJ (4)
    New York Hospital and Med Ctr Queens (5)
    St. Vincents-NYC
    UMDNJ- Newark
    Hershey/ Penn State- PA
    Kern Medical Center, CA
    Cook County, IL
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation- LA (2)
    Geisinger Health System, PA
    Staten Island Univ Hospital
    Stony Brook Unic Hosp, NY
    Morristown Mem Hospital, NJ
    Washington Hospital Center, DC
    Winthrop Univ Hospital, NY
    SIU SOM- Illinois
    Mt Sinai SOM- Elmhurst NY
    Newark Beth Israel
    Texas A&M- Scott and White
    Univ South Florida- Tampa, FL
    Roger Williams Hospital, RI
    Albany Medical Center, NY
    Danbury Hospital, CT
    Metro Health Med Ctr- OH
    Rochester General Hospital, NY
    SUNY Brooklyn


    Emergency Medicine:
    Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC
    Einstein/Jacobi Med Center, NYC
    SUNY Upstate (3)
    NY Methodist
    Cook County- IL
    Stony Brook Univ Hospital, NY
    Univ Florida HSC
    Long Island Jewish Med Center (2)
    North Shore Univ Hospital/NYU School of Medicine, NY
    Union Hospital, NJ (2)
    St. Barnabus, NYC (6)
    Lehigh Valley Hospital, PA
    New York United Hospital and Medical Center, NY (2)
    Christiana Care, DE

    EM/IM
    Henry Ford Hospital, MI
    St. Barnabus Hospital, NYC

    Family Practice:
    New York Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, NYC
    UMDNJ
    Methodist Hospital, Sacramento, CA
    Lutheran Medical Center, NYC
    Columbia Hospital, FL
    Wyckoff Medical Center, NYC
    Good Samaritan Medical Center, NY
    Stony Brook Univ Hospital, NY
    Carilion Health, Roanoke, VA
    Conroe Family Prac- TX
    Medical College of Georgia

    OB/Gyn:
    Boston Univ Med Center, MA
    St Lukes Roosevelt, NYC/University Hospital of Columbia University (2)
    NYU Downtown Hospital, NYC
    UMDNJ- Newark, NJ
    Metropolitan Hospital Center, NYC (2)
    Danbury Hospital, CT
    Texas Tech Univ- TX
    Good Samartian Medical Center, NY
    Virginia Commonwealth Univ System
    St Vincents Medical Center, NYC


    PM&R:
    Columbia/Cornell- New York Hospital, NYC (2)
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NYC (3)
    NYU School of Medicine, NYC (3)
    Stony Brook Univ Hospital, NY (2)
    Boston Univ Medical Center, MA
    Einstein/Montefiore, NYC
    Long Island Jewish, NY (2)
    SUNY Brooklyn, NYC
    Nassau Univ Hospital, NY (2)

    Pediatrics:
    Tulane Univ SOM- LA
    North Shore Univ Hospital/LIJ, Schneiders Childrens (7)
    Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital, Dupont Childrens, PA
    University of Texas
    Stony Brook Univ Hospital, NY (2)
    Jersey Shore Univ Hospital, NJ
    Winthrop Univ Hospital (3)
    Maimonides Medical Center, NYC
    UMDNJ- Newark
    Newark Beth Isreal, NJ
    INOVA/ Fairfax, VA
    SUNY Upstate Medical Center

    Psychiatry:
    Brown University, RI
    Long Island Jewish, NY (4)
    UMDNJ- Newark (2)
    Barnes Jewish Hospital, MO
    North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
    Temple Univ Hospital, PA
    Univ of Connecticut, CT

    General Surgery
    Einstein/Montefiore Med Center, NYC
    Hershey/Penn State, PA
    Berkshire Med Center, MA
    Lutheran Medical Center, NYC
    St. Barnabus Medical Center, NYC
    Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, NYC
    Genesys Health Systems, Grand Blanc MI

    Orthopedics
    Botsford General Hospital, MI
    SouthPointe/Cleveland Clinic, OH
    Peninsula Hospital, NYC
    Brooke Army Medical Center, TX

    Urology
    Long Island Jewish/ North Shore Univ Manhasset, NY

    Radiology- Diagnostic
    Univ of Louisville, SOM, KY
    Univ Rochester/Strong Memorial, NY
    Nassau Univ Med Center, NY
    Univ at Buffalo, NY
    St. Barnabus Medical Center, NY
     
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    I have to say that both last year's NYCOM list and this year's are top notch. It seems to be the best matchlist I've seen of any DO schools and definitely comparable to many MD schools.
     
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    Wow! Quite a turnout for PM&R matches for the NYCOM Class of 2004.

    Is this a general trend across the country, or does NYCOM emphasize physical rehabilitation?
     
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    I think PM&R in general has gotten much more popular over the past few years. It's got a great lifestyle, the residency isnt bad at all, you can specialize in things like sports med or pain management make a bundle, and the outlook for the profession as the baby boomers age with an increasing life expectancy is going to throw a ton of patients and work in the direction of rehabilitation. What may have killed a patient 20 years ago now may not, hence rehab is of more importance.

    PM&R loves DOs too, as they're already trained in much of the biomechanics that are stressed throughout residency.
     
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    Thank you for your reply, oceandoc.

    When you say "great lifestyle" and "residency isn't bad at all," what exactly do you mean? How many hours do PM&R docs typically work during residency? What is a typical call schedule? (Maybe I should post this in the PM&R forum!)

    Thanks again!

    PH
     
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    I'm not sure if I can offer quantitative facts for call schedules or the like, but rehab medicine isnt something that's extremely fast-paced. It's mostly a 7-4ish type job, at least if you're hospital-based. Call isnt too bad, I've heard q5-7 as averages. As far as the "great lifestyle".... it's a nice job with okay money, minimal stress, malleable hours, and a good job outlook for the reasons I described above.


     
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    isnt the moderator drusso doing PMR at mayo? :thumbup:
     

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