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- Feb 27, 2010
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I want your insight on these two schools. Which one would you attend? Why?
WV is extremely expensive and in a tiny town, though it is a very good school, some of our anatomy professors taught there when it started. 3 students have rotated from each at my base hospital for IM, and the WV students were much more competent. That is all that I know. I dont even know where KCOM is.I want your insight on these two schools. Which one would you attend? Why?
If you scroll down to the bottom it's there:I couldn't find WVSOM match list. Do you have a link to a recent list? WVSOM is pretty expensive.
For the most part at a bunch of AOA community based programs. Not really any competitive specialties outside of AOA. May not be a problem for some people but if you want to live in the NE, SE, or west coast for residency I would consider this a major negative.Not so true. WVSOM has a good amount going into ENT,optho, ortho, gen surg, derm,and uro if you look at their match lists.
So where you do your residency plays a role in where you get hired you're saying?For the most part at a bunch of AOA community based programs. Not really any competitive specialties outside of AOA. May not be a problem for some people but if you want to live in the NE, SE, or west coast for residency I would consider this a major negative.
This is partly true. I definitely agree with the point of your post.I'm pretty sure there is no correlation between which DO school you go to and which residency you can get into. It all depends on YOU and if you get good grades, board scores and do some research during med school. The DO match happened this morning, and there are people in our class who have matched into Derm, ortho, ophtho, ENT/facial plastics, gen surg and ER. Just work hard during school and try to distinguish yourself on paper from other students in your class.
fyi, WVSOM has been around since 1974. Not quite as long as KCOM, but it didn't just pop up within the last few years, so it has a pretty large alumni base itself.KCOM is one of the best DO schools in the nation and has an alumni base that is huge. The benefit to this is that when you are applying to residency, the chance that someone important within the residency went to KCOM is much better than for WVSOM and KCOM grads are going to have a preference for KCOM grads.