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which schools to apply to??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Hobbes01, May 20, 2002.

  1. Hobbes01

    Hobbes01 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure if there has been a post about this already that I missed, but I'm trying to make informed decisions about which schools to apply to. I have already looked into the number of out-of-state residents as one of my criteria (I'm a CA resident) but I'm still trying to get an idea of how happy students are at their respective schools.
    Does anyone have information on TUCOM, CCOM, DUM/COMS, KCOM, or NSUCOM?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Qafas

    Qafas Jarhead 7+ Year Member

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    Hey Hobbes,
    there are plenty of threads out there discussing the pros and cons of various schools. My advice is to do a search with the specific schools you are interested in; I'm sure you'll get plenty of info. Perhaps you could begin there and then if you have specific questions about a school you could ask! That way you are more likely to get the kind of info you are looking for. :)
    Good Luck!
     
  4. Bradleyp

    Bradleyp Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Go to the website of the specific school you are interested in. They always have good information. As well as the AACOM website.
     
  5. Dr. MAXY

    Dr. MAXY Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hobbes01,
    Check out OSU-COM. It's a great Osteopathic school.
     
  6. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    If you're interested in staying in California why not try out WU/COMP? I interviewed there and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

    care
     
  7. conmantlc

    conmantlc Member 7+ Year Member

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    Apply to as many schools as you can afford. Its a strange phenomenon that some schools choose you for an interview and some schools reject you straight away, even though the school that rejects you has much lower average GPA/MCATs. So I say, throw your net over a large area, and hopefully one will work out. I didn't like WU/COMP, but most of the other people on this site really liked it, and Touro, well, I still have yet to hear from them. Im going to CCOM, I think its a great school, AZCOM is also an up and coming very popular school with a progressive method of clinical rotations. Apply to all of them...
     
  8. drfeelgood

    drfeelgood Born-again Baseball Fan 15+ Year Member

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    Apply to all the osteopathic schools. Then.... if you get tons of interviews, you can limit them at that point.
    You don't want to end up with no interviews.

    Same goes for residency.... apply to a ton and only interview at places you really like. (assuming they like you)

    Careofme So i guess you're heading to south florida!!!! and not COMP, I hope I'll see you on the other side of the Blood-Brain-Barrier someday. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    Best Wishes
     
  9. PalCareGrl

    PalCareGrl Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Definitely do a search, look at different schools (based on the criteria that YOU want). I made a grid comparing eight different schools (you could do more or less obviously but I was shooting to apply to about seven which I did). I compared price, location, amount of IGC (preceptorship), style of learning (PBL, classroom, etc..), clubs, fun things to do in area, etc... that type of stuff that was important to me. I'm glad that I did this because I ended up applying to NSUCOM as my "bonus" school (I knew a lot more about the other six) and I LOVED it at my interview and I am very happy about attending this fall.
    HOpe this helps. :D

    Careofme- Congrats on getting into NSU!! We look forward to having you join our class...now get your butt over to our website and join us for our chats!!!

    :)
     
  10. Hobbes01

    Hobbes01 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, thanks for everyone's advice! It's really helpful. :)
     
  11. osteopeddoc

    osteopeddoc Member 7+ Year Member

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    I say apply to your state school and then apply to ones that accept a relatively large % of out of staters. Thats the main factor I used and I narrowed my list to around 10 schools.
     
  12. osteopeddoc

    osteopeddoc Member 7+ Year Member

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    I say apply to your state school and then apply to ones that accept a relatively large % of out of staters. Thats the main factor I used and I narrowed my list to around 10 schools.
     
  13. osteopeddoc

    osteopeddoc Member 7+ Year Member

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    I say apply to your state school and then apply to ones that accept a relatively large % of out of staters. Thats the main factor I used and I narrowed my list to around 10 schools.
     
  14. osteopeddoc

    osteopeddoc Member 7+ Year Member

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    I say apply to your state school and then apply to ones that accept a relatively large % of out of staters. Thats the main factor I used and I narrowed my list to around 10 schools.
     

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