Gooding Institute

  1. Does anyone have info on Gooding Institute in Panama City. Have been doing the prereq's for a 71 semester hour program, stumbled upon Gooding and noted their program is only 34 semester hours . Curious about anything dealing with this program for those who might know. Thanks
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  3. by   gravitycure
    they are not a university.
    they offer 1 clinical location, which lacks peds and maternity.
    otherwise i hear it's a decent program.

    small classes, one on one instruction. too bad it's in the middle of nowhere.

    ain't much to do in panama if you have a family in tow, and NO dunkin donuts for miles and miles

    gc.
  4. by   UCDSICURN
    If you haven't visited their website.....

    http://www.baymedical.org/education/goodings.shtml

    Donn C.
  5. by   RNMOMof2
    Quote from gravitycure
    they are not a university.
    they offer 1 clinical location, which lacks peds and maternity.
    otherwise i hear it's a decent program.

    small classes, one on one instruction. too bad it's in the middle of nowhere.

    ain't much to do in panama if you have a family in tow, and NO dunkin donuts for miles and miles

    gc.
    Thanks for the info. I moved from a nice place so my husband caould go to school in a town of nothing, although we do have a donut shop!! Something to certainly think about. Thanks again.
  6. by   jwk
    Quote from gravitycure
    they are not a university.
    they offer 1 clinical location, which lacks peds and maternity.
    otherwise i hear it's a decent program.

    small classes, one on one instruction. too bad it's in the middle of nowhere.

    ain't much to do in panama if you have a family in tow, and NO dunkin donuts for miles and miles

    gc.
    We vacation at Panama City Beach every year - it's just a few miles from the hospital - there's plenty to do, especially in the summer.
  7. by   gravitycure
    Quote from jwk
    We vacation at Panama City Beach every year - it's just a few miles from the hospital - there's plenty to do, especially in the summer.
    the beach is great - but...
  8. by   photo
    Quote from gravitycure
    they are not a university.
    they offer 1 clinical location, which lacks peds and maternity.
    otherwise i hear it's a decent program.

    small classes, one on one instruction. too bad it's in the middle of nowhere.

    ain't much to do in panama if you have a family in tow, and NO dunkin donuts for miles and miles

    gc.
    FYI regarding GI........they have all the OB/Peds they need......it's STRONG clinically.......and the Dunkin Donuts is just up the road..............
  9. by   gravitycure
    Quote from photo
    FYI regarding GI........they have all the OB/Peds they need......it's STRONG clinically.......and the Dunkin Donuts is just up the road..............

    i have visited panama city several times, i have family in ft walton beach. it's a town in the midddle of nowhere. the city is limited, beaches are beautiful.
    don't missunderstand what i am saying. if i were single, it would be great. but i have children. when you are not used to small towns, it can get old when their significant other is busy 24-7. especially with little children.

    when my family and i looked at the possibility of moving there, i had them in mind.

    as far as the limits to their clinical, dave evy will tell you himself about the missing pieces of the clinical rotations. there are programs all over, different cities different clinicals. i interviewed @ gooding. everyone there was friendly and professional. i think there are advantages to multiple clinical sites. different places do things differently. thats all - you ask'd a public forum about an opinion about something.

    ps. there was NO DD when i was there last year!!

    gc.

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