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  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Dothan
The Basics

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

36303

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

No Response

What do you like most?

"Nothing." Report Response

What do you like least?

"I am a current student at ACOM and the school is horrible. Resources are limited. There are not even enough study spaces for the students. The professors contradict each other in lectures. Their grading policies change every year and they are changing to cumulative finals. It is located in the middle of nowhere. The faculty and staff do not have the student's best interest in mind. Would not come here... I have been warning everyone on both here and Reddit about this school. 10% of the class fails the first semester. It is overall horrible. If you want to be over-stressed, more in debt, and not taken care of, then come here." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

No Response

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

No Response

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

1 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

1 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

1 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

1 out of 10

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

No Response

How approachable are faculty members?

No Response

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"New but not many resources at all. Barely enough study space for students." Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"I am just sending a warning to prospective students about the ever-changing ways that ACOM has implemented. They rarely place students in competitive residences unless they have connections into those fields. They also don't include their grading policies, such as having over a 70 average on exams-only in molecular medicine, in their handbook but rather only disclose this to students when they receive the syllabus when they are already enrolled. To be successful in any medical school you have to be an outstanding student and dedicated but the policies and lack of in ACOM's case do not promote a student's success. Any prospective student should evaluate their options before deciding to come here." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"n/a" Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"The MATCH rates for any school are skewed because of PGY-1 or PGY-2 students or students who had to repeat during their time there; so incoming students should really look into the data themselves and not go by the percentages advertised." Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"There are only study spaces available because of the hybrid model in place because of COVID. The numbers faculty provides for the failure rate are incorrect and misleading to prospective students. There were around 30 students and around 20 students fail the past two years in their first semester. The things to do outside of college are kind of subjective so I won't touch on that. The faculty and staff do not review each others' slides before lecturing and many contradict each other. The advising department is not proactive in trying to help students and their curriculum is being experimented with every new class. I would recommend going to a more established institution that have proven their curriculum works and has a more dedicated staff." Report Response

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