5+ Year Member
- May 16, 2013
- Medical Student
I think given how important it is to you to be close to home, that ATSU-SOMA is the clear choice. It's also the only one of the three that has graduated a class. When I interviewed there, I got mixed messages about how much they pushed primary care... but they certainly have had some awesome specialty matches, so I wouldn't be too worried about that.So there you have it folks. My cycle may be coming to close unless I get a few more II near my home state. I would REALLY like to hear from current students or others who have experience with the following schools about what they would choose.
Pros: faculty that is established and has been apart of MD schools set up.
- new facilities, new supplies
- Caring faculty and ability to be apart of the inaugural class
- teaching hospitals and the like apart of the rotation scheme
- affordable rent and cost of living
- affiliated with NMSU and we get to use their facilities!
- many chances to have audition rotations the 4th year
- encourage us to take the USMLE and offer prep courses!
Far from home - I'm from SoCal so this would be quite the flight and drive.
First class.. guinea pigs kind of...
Can switch up the curriculum and make changes at any time...
The medical center associated with ACOM seemed too legit to quit.
thus, the rotations should be pretty top notch?
It's in alabama... which is quite the flight and an interesting location to be at. I liked it.. but wouldn't want to live there for 4 years.
No Match list... but the board pass rates were like 2% lower than the nation average which isn't bad i guess?
VERY close to home. Also affords me the chance to come back to California for years 2-4. SUPER plus for me. I
ll only be about 3 hours from home due to the Visalia CHC.
Phoenix is an okay town with good food and the school is established.
Has match list with some interesting results
good residency placement rate.
Not too sure about the online learning we do the second year. Essentially learn everything through video podcasts.
How do the rotations work? Will we learn a lot by rotating at smaller clinics vs. teaching hospitals?
Kind of push the primary care thing which I'm totally down for... but still unsure of.
If anybody has anything more to add, please by all means do so! I hope this helps somebody else in the same boat. If there are any current students I would love to talk to you about your experiences and what you would do differently if you were in my shoes. I appreciate it!
Lol. You're having a great cycle from the looks of it. Are You URM by any chance?Figured I'd bump this thread with news that I got an II to touro-NV about a week ago ( *cue my Shmurda dance*). Figured I'd give it a go and see how I like the program. If anybody has anything to add, please feel free! I appreciate all the help that SDN and its wonderful members contribute!
Where did you decide to go in the end??Hey Folks!
Figured I'd update for those interested (if anybody still is lol)
Was supposed to be hearing back from Touro anytime but have been notified that they are behind so most likely will get a decision back in early December. I need to start working on my immunizations!