EVMS also has an incredible community and support, and we also match very well.
Like i wrote in the personal message to you, you should consider, in my opinion, the following factors:
1) review the school's remediation policy 2)4 and 5 year graduation rate
remediation policy is a thing that will make your life easy or it will make it stressful. also, is it blocks or subject (traditional curriculum)? are there any additional educational perks (like, integrated ultrasound curriculum in EVMS)?
this spreadsheet shows research ranking, which is influenced by the amount that is allocated to research. Our school is small, so it is kind of skewed. it also does NOT show primary care ranking - which is 49th for EVMS, way higher than Creighton. .
and honestly, it is not the ranking on that spreadsheet that determines if you will be happy in a particular school. We are not comparing Harvard and middle of nowhere school. You have to look behind the rankings, and things like this, and look at things like remediation policy, rotation sites, size of the affiliated hospitals, famous doctors that are practicing in the specialty of interest, etc.