Nothing concrete for specialty. Want to check out emergency med, an IM subspecialty, or one of the lifestyle specialties. I’d probably want to stick in the east coast in terms of area of practice.There is no edge in prestige here. It’s the same. No PD in the country will ever give you the nudge Bc you went to Columbia over Duke. Any idea of speciality? Area you want to practice?
Why would you want to live in NYC? The city will be devastated by COVID-19 for years to come, life here will not be normal for a while. Go to Duke.
NYC>durham. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I disagree that the "city will be devastated". New Yorkers are resilient, and plus ny is past their peak. I would think about where you want to match. Columbia would give more of an advantage matching into NYC and other east coast programs.