So, considering between these two schools. BU's program is NOT MSTP funded and will not provide a stipend for the 4 med school years. Med school tuition is still remitted and during the graduate years you're paid like any other grad student. Tufts' program is an MSTP with all the benefits that implies. Primary research interest is neuroscience (esp. neurodegeneration) and BU has a much larger and more diverse (and I think stronger) research faculty in neuro compared to Tufts. Does anyone want to weigh in on relative benefits of a potentially stronger research environment vs. being funded all 8 years + the "MSTP prestige"? Both schools are pretty close to each other in Boston so I don't think there will be an appreciable difference in quality of life between the two (aside from stipend).