Originally Posted by flyhi
AB and Dtrack, do most students move closer to downtown when rotations start? If so, OP, the cost of living may be significantly different for your comparison of Scholl v DMU based on that alone.
At DMU the answer is no. All of our 3rd year rotations are in Des Moines and even living in West Des Moines (where I do) you can get to campus, downtown, and any other clinic site in 15 min on the interstate. In fact, a couple of the clinic sites are closer to my place than they are to campus.
With the # of externship months available at both programs being w/in 1-2 months, I'd assume 4th year costs are nearly identical and depend entirely on your clerkship schedule as well as the housing situation you left (are you still paying rent, did you not renew your lease, are you subletting, etc?)....