It's MSUCOM and TCOM, not WVSOM.H0mersimps0n said:I think the consensus is that no one really knows with the one exception of the few listed in the US WORLD AND NEWS REPORT. I know the Michigan school and West Virginia schools are on the top 50 or 100 list. It's a combined ranking of MD and DO schools.
http://www.wvsom.edu/Welcome/WhatsNew/2005usnews404.htmlTJ Ford said:According to US World News Report, MSUCOM is ranked 15 and TCOM is ranked 26 in primary care. They are the only DO schools in the top 50.
Quimby2 said:Yeah, no ranknings for DO schools really. I had the saem dillema. In general, you just need to go by reputation based on what you hear from the grapvine. When I applied several years ago the advice I was given was, "the older the school, the better the reputation." Did this turn out to be true? After four years, I still don't now the answer.
One peice of advice I can sugggest is to email the schools and ask for their Match list from last year (this years list may not be compiled yet). This will tell you which schools are sending students to Harvard residencies and which are sending them to No Where, USA. Of course, schools recruiting students from No Where, USA will send more grads to those regions as each grad returns to his home town for residency; therefore, this method is slighty biased toward where the school is located.
not reallyHeavyD said:......the MCAT is good for (at least)1 thing: predicting how you will perform on the next standardized test, Step 1 USMLE (or COMLEX).