alex4d1

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I was quite happy to get into California Northstate University, CA, and Central Michigan University, MI. Both pretty new schools, I like both but for different reasons. Feedback on my pros/cons or opinions on the schools?

California Northstate University
Pros:
-Cali, family is here
-Know MS 1/3/4's from there (I'm local) and I get along with them quite well. Student body seems chill, at least from the people I know
-Good STEP scores
-Decent match rates

Cons:
-No hospital, rotations are at hospitals in the area that can take us
-Research is possible but potentially limited
-New school, not completely accredited
-For-profit

Central Michigan University
Pros:
-Great staff during my interview day. Absolutely loved them.
-Good match rates for a relatively new school
-Hospital affiliated
-I think it'd be fun to try living in a different state since I'm Cali born and raised haha

Cons:
-Real seasons
-Move away from family
-Have to drive decently far during rotations. Apparently they're in Saginaw and not main campus? Maybe I misunderstood.
-Higher tuition

Summary: I got into Cal Northstate and Central Michigan. I'm unsure what specialty I want to go into, and want a solid school that'll give me the flexibility to decide that while I'm studying. Not sure what I should be looking for exactly to decide between these schools, any advice would help. Thanks y'all!
 
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CMU. California Northstate being for profit, not having an affiliated hospital system, still not being fully accredited even though they've graduated a class (or two?), and the limited research opportunities make CMU an easy choice imo
 
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CMU.

And no, CNU’s match list wasn’t “decent” for any MD school.
 
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alex4d1

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CMU.

And no, CNU’s match list wasn’t “decent” for any MD school.

Stupid question- how am I supposed to tell which matches are good? I heard a diversity of specialties is good to see, but I don't know what else I should be considering as someone matriculating into med school
 

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