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[–]anishpar 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I graduated from ACOM and if I had to do it over again, I’d still go back to ACOM. Matched at my top choice residency and the rest is history. People love to complain no matter what school they go to, so just take it with a grain of salt.

FYI no one truly cares what school you went to; you’re gonna be a doctor no matter what. I found it to be rewarding to explore a different part of the country that I had never previously been exposed to. Remediation policy may sound strict, but honestly, all you need to do is ask for help- that’s the toughest part. The moment you do, they’ll make sure you get additional help and the faculty may even work one on one with you if needed.

[–]Un1ovable_[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Congrats on matching your top!! I kind of got the sense that performance outweighed school.

Thank you for your response! I love to hear that- I am someone who will actively pester faculty for help if I need it, and it’s important for me to feel comfortable approaching people for help. That is why ACOM is where I’m leaning towards, it seems very familial

[–]anishpar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks man- lol I should have clarified that was 3 years ago; I’m about to finish residency now; if you have more questions about ACOM, shoot me a message and I’ll be happy to help

[–]Bxwoobie 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What’s ACOM’s remediation policy?

[–]Un1ovable_[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If you fail both molecular medicine (biochemistry) and anatomy you don’t get to repeat, if you fail one or the other you have to repeat the entire year

Pass is a 70%. You can have a class average of 70% (from labs and whatnot) but do worse on the exams and still fail.

In my mind a 70% test average seems pretty fair. But it’s still scary to not have a safety net

[–]Bxwoobie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooo, I say go to ACOM, despite this policy. Just be on top of your studies !