help me decide: school x vs school y

  1. Tankdemo

    Help Me Decide: CUSM vs WesternU Pomona

    Hello all. I have been lurking for a long time. I have the privilege of being able to choose from two medical schools and need yall's help. I know that this list is pretty short, but I would appreciate if anyone is able to give me some input that might give me some new insight into picking a...
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    KHSC-Kansas-COM Pros: Closer to home Possibly better student support More Urban Cons: New school; unknown match/residence Virtual Anatomy More expensive WCUCOM Pros: More Established School Real Anatomy lab Known Board pass rates Known Match Cons: Further from home Rural
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    KansasCOM vs SGU

    Hello Everyone, First post, but have been coming here for advice for a while, so please excuse my lack of jargon/ stats. And forgive me if this is not the best place to ask this... I believe I know the collective answer but I am just doing my due diligence and would like more info from SDN...
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    Hackensack vs RWJ vs USF CORE

    Hey everyone! 🙋‍♂️ I'm in a bit of a pickle trying to decide between three medical schools I've been lucky enough to get into: Hackensack, Rutgers RWJ, and University of South Florida. Each has its pros and cons, and I'd love to get your insights or experiences to help make this tough decision...
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    Rochester vs TCU

    Hello Everyone, Even though some people told me these schools are not even close compared to each other I wanted to ask here. Rochester: Pros: - URMC's hospital system is the biggest in upstate NY and is the only one in the Rochester metropolitan area. - Well-known and established program...
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    DMU vs WesternU COMP

    Hi y’all! I recently received acceptances from both DMU and WesternU Pomona campus, and I am extremely grateful. They’re both great schools and I am having difficulty choosing between the two. The first deposit is coming up, and I want to know the pros and cons of both schools and what y’all...
  7. happy&hungry

    Help me rank: UTRGV vs TCOM

    This is a very difficult decision for me and I'm wanting some outside opinions/thoughts. I am a TX resident and have to decide how I'll rank these two schools (Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley vs Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine). If TCOM was an MD school, I'd choose it in a heartbeat. But...
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    ASDOH vs Dugoni for OMFS Specialization

    Hi guys, I've been lucky enough to be accepted into both dental schools. I am from Los Angeles and would obviously have to move out either way and both schools are an equal distance away from me but I was wondering: which school would be better for me career-wise especially if my plan is to...
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    A new MD school (Ponce St Louis) or an established DO school (Touro-CA)

    Hi everyone, I am very fortunate to have been accepted to multiple medical schools, however, I am having trouble choosing which one to attend. I’ve gotten into a new MD school, Ponce Health Sciences St. Louis, and also an established DO school, Touro-CA. The cost of attendance for both schools...
  10. RocketScientist05

    Creighton Phoenix vs Drexel vs Rosalind Franklin

    Hey guys, trying to decide between these 3 schools. I'm a FL resident so they're all very comparable tuition wise with some variation in COL. RFU is slightly cheaper COL in North Chicago. Distance from family isn't that relevant since they're all somewhat far from home. Thinking about aiming...
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    ACOM vs. NYITCOM (Jonesboro,AR)

    I've spent the last couple of hours reading through threads to get opinions, but wanted to ask here as well. ACOM Pros - 100% residency placement in 2021, heard of students getting competitive residencies incl. derm (not my interest, but good to know its not impossible for a dedicated student)...
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    Touro Nevada vs Campbell?

    I’m from California but I also have family in North Carolina. Can anyone who went to these schools or knows anything about them chime in about the quality of their rotation sites or anything else that would help me make a decision? I’m also interested to know what the overall vibe is like, how...
  14. OngoGablogianMD

    Jefferson vs. VCU

    Facing a really tough decision after getting off the WL at VCU (was not expecting WL movement this late!). I am a non-trad student currently living in Philly, but my fiance is from Virginia and has a lot of family in Richmond. Both schools seem like a great fit with little to really...
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    Wayne State vs. Creighton (Omaha)

    I could use some help deciding between these two schools! Any insight is appreciated! (I have not entirely decided what specialty (leaning primary), but my long-term goal for residency is to match around the New England area, as I am originally from Massachusetts) Wayne State: Pros: -...
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    DMU vs KCU

    Hey everyone! I recently got accepted to both these schools and am a bit confused about which to decide. Here is my pro/con list. I'm also interested in research if anyone can provide insight on which school is better for research opportunities. Any insight would be appreciated! KCU pros...
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    NYU vs Harvard vs WashU

    Hey guys! So thankful to have these options and luckily, the financial aid packages at all schools are similar enough for that not to be a huge consideration. For reference, Harvard would be about $6k a year in tuition/fees, NYU $4k/yr (fees), and WashU is offering full COA. I am not sure what...
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    Thomas Jefferson vs. Boston University vs. Virginia Commonwealth University

    I've been fortunate to be accepted into these three schools. It would be great to hear advice on your comparison. I’m a VA resident, so cost is obviously a factor in favor of VCU. I don’t know what specialty I want to do but possibly a competitive specialty. I believe I’d ultimately like to do...
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    NSU KPCOM (Davie) vs WVSOM

    I have 3 more days (Friday) to decide between the two schools and still can’t decide. I think they’re both good options. Talked to current students from both schools (3 from wvsom, 2 from nsu) and they of course all had good things to say about their respective schools. More about me to...
  21. bubble21

    Burrell vs. ICOM

    I am so happy to be in the position to have more than one acceptance! The problem is deposits are expensive and making the decision is tough! I received an acceptance from Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and from Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). I am from the...
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    Rutgers (NJMS) vs Quinnipiac (Netter)

    Hello everyone! I am having trouble deciding between NJMS and Netter. In the future, I want to live in the northeast and pursue a primary care specialty most likely. Thank you for your help! Rutgers (NJMS) (Tuition 43k per year) Pros: More well-known (first medical school in NJ) Home...
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    Iowa (Carver) vs UCF

    Iowa Pros: -higher ranked and name Carries some weight for residencies (really solid match list) -more colleges and resources for competitive specialties (I’m interested in Ortho) -can do all rotations within the school’s massive hospital system -Pass/Fail (I think there’s no internal...
  24. aspiring_physician123

    KCU-COM (Joplin) vs WVSOM vs VCOM-Louisiana

    Hey guys!! So I've recently been accepted to three pretty amazing schools, feeling incredibly blessed, but the first deposit is dawning on me, and I'd greatly appreciate y'alls insight on how to best go about choosing between these schools: KCU-COM (Joplin) Pros P/F Curriculum No mandatory...
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    Brody ECU vs Colorado

    Hi friends! Gotta make a decision this week and it's a tough one. ECU Brody PROS: Cost: tuition is about 25k a year, which is insanely cheap, and much lower cost of living than the Denver area Close to family and friends Small class size, get to know your peers and more easily connect with...
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    UCLA DGSOM vs UChicago

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    Einstein vs Temple (LKSOM)

    Hey all! I am very much torn right now between Einstein and Temple (LKSOM) and would like some advice if anyone has. Both schools are really great and I am very grateful to be in this position (even though I am stressed about making a choice haha)! I have narrowed it down to these two, but I am...
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    Weill Cornell vs UPenn Perelman vs Columbia VP&S

    Hey all, I would really appreciate any thoughts you have because I'm having a really hard time deciding between these schools (I'm really lucky to even have these options). My heart is telling me Cornell, but I'm not sure. ALSO I'm getting almost a full-ride at all these schools (super low cost...
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    Rochester v. SUNY Downstate

    University of Rochester Pros Well-ranked school (top 40?) with a great match list Received half in aid --> total cost would be around 160k Enjoy the biopsychosocial model approach/ great research and mentoring opportunities Have close friends that already attend the school, and also enjoyed the...
  30. jjsmiles

    Touro vs. Temple (OOS)

    I was fortunate to have been accepted into Touro and Temple Dental School. I have been waitlisted at Buffalo and UNE. Still waiting on responses from 4 more schools. If any Touro or Temple students could chime in on their experience at school it would be much appreciated. TOURO Pros: -...
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    USF SELECT vs. Wayne State

    Hi everyone! So I am debating between three schools at the moment. I am currently on the waitlist for Wayne State, but on the chance I do get accepted, I want to be able to have a solid idea of what would be the better place to attend. I am also interested in Anesthesiology, General-Surgery...
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    Case Western vs Indiana University

    Hello all! Thanks for looking at my post. I'm currently trying to decide between attending CWRU or IUSM. Case Western Pros: • Prestige • Strong clinical rotation sites (University Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, VA, Metro) • Great research opportunities • Large amount of time during...
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    Stony Brook vs UMass

    Hi all, Very fortunate to get acceptance to these two state schools. Without considering costs, is there is a perceived difference in the quality of these two (in terms of match competitiveness, general feelings towards, etc.) Here are some quicks pros/cons I jotted down.. Let me know if I...
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    BUSM vs WCM

    Thank you in advance. I'm very excited to be accepted to both programs, it's been a long journey! Currently, I'm interested in emergency medicine / general surgery - potentially in academic medicine. Both match-lists look impressive, for what they're worth. I guess I'm looking for...
  36. anovas

    SJB in PR vs VCOM-Auburn

    San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico vs Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus. Hello! I am making this post because I need honest opinions as to best choice here. I am leaning towards SJB, although I understand that both choices have some dilemmas (MD outside...
  37. harlo112211


    LECOM-Erie Pros Closest to home, a few hour drive to family, which is very important to me. Very low tuition cost (~33k). I might be able to get away without having to take out any loans. Chose the DSP pathway which essentially means learning independently and do not have to be in class or on...
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    After three years of applying, I didn't think I would be having to choose from my acceptances, so not a bad problem to have, but I was hoping to gain some insight from you guys about the hardest, most life-altering decision of my life. I have made a pros and cons list for both schools: ARCOM...
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    Hey guys, I got accepted to both KCU (Kansas City campus) and LMU-DCOM (Harrogate campus). I can't decide on which school to go to and would appreciate some feedback from either current students or just any advice in general. I do not know as much about KCU campus/area wise because I spent...
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    University of Washington vs University of New Mexico

    University of New Mexico Pros Affordable (Tuition ~$18,000 and cost of living is very low) Close to family Seems to have a supportive faculty, relatively low stress Nice facilities, new building Very diverse Cons Ranked less well, I do not know how much that really matters. I have heard...