SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

which one?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by hopedoc, Oct 31, 2000.

  1. hopedoc

    hopedoc Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2000
    I've interviewed at LECOM, Western U, and PCOM. If I'm so lucky to receive acceptances at all 3, how should I choose? Does any one of these choices have a better reputation than the other? Thank you!
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Yes. PCOM is, by far, the best of the three you listed. Not only is it the oldest osteopathic college having an exhaustive list of successful alumni (DOs love to cite that General Robert Blanck of the US Army is a DO [​IMG]), it has good clinical affiliations, has a good reputation within Philly, PA (sizeable medical town), and has a good reputation up and down the East Coast (the medical side of the United States). Oh, and why not attend one of the few osteopathic schools which sponsor such a broad range of osteopathic residency programs in things like General Surgery, Orthopedics, etc.?

    LECOM is too young and its resources are few and far between, and I can't say much about WUCOMP.

    Tim of New York City.

    [This message has been edited by turtleboard (edited 10-31-2000).]
  4. hopedoc

    hopedoc Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2000
    Thanks turtleboard, that's kind of what I was thinking too.
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Philadelphia is a beautiful city and PCOM has a gorgeous campus with great facilities. I have been lucky enough to meet some of the faculty as well and found them to be very helpful, extremely knowledgable, and willing to speak with pre-meds.

    I also work in a pharmacy here in the city and just based on the Rx's, there are a great deal of D.O.'s who stay in this area.

    Philly is maybe one of the areas where you find less of the D.O. "discrimination", that so many people love to blow out of proportion.

    The Eagles are getting better, too!

    Best of luck to you.

    Joshua Paul Hazelton, CNA, EMT-B
    [email protected]
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2002)
    "D.O. Wannabe"
  6. wannabe_doctor

    wannabe_doctor Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2000
    The Eagles are still pretty bad, regardless of what their record says... [​IMG]

    GO CHIEFS!!!!

    (Sorry to get off the subject, I had to throw that in)
  7. Test Boy

    Test Boy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 1999
    If you are really interested in OMM, don't go to PCOM. From what I've heard, their OMM curriculum is practically non-existent compared to many of the other DO schools. In my opinion, that is not a good thing for a DO school!
  8. EZEK

    EZEK Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    I would strongly disagree that OMT is not strong at PCOM. The program there has improved there over the last couple of years.

Share This Page