Friday, October 8, 2010


The start of third year has brought a lot of uncertainty to our household! While core has not been as bad as I had anticipated (really!), the thought of applying to residency and the preparatory steps it requires is hanging over our heads.

I wanted to let you all know what we did together that really helped! As you know, there are contacts at OSU-COM that help students with any questions about rotations--both away and local. We went and visited with Sherry Eastman yesterday for 2 hours and she is AMAZING! Not only is she very knowledgeable about the entire process, but she knows a lot about what each specialty is looking for--allowing us to cater the next year to the specialty and programs of Scott's choice.

While I'm sure your student knows Sherry, if you're free, it might be a great opportunity for you to go with them. This allows you to learn more about the coming months, but helps you know the deadlines and materials required. Plus, it got me really excited about the process and made it all more clear versus confusing and overwhelming.

Good luck!



  1. I'm glad to hear that. I would like to sit in on a meeting with her, but I didn't know if it was "normal"... :)

  2. Not sure if it is normal, but she didn't seem to mind me being there. Since it's a one-on-one, it wasn't a big deal. However, I did keep my mouth shut most of the time (really!) but felt comfortable asking a couple questions.

    One of my questions was, "How do you know whether a program is DO friendly if they don't list any residents?" She said just to call and ask--it's as simple as that.



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