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I got into both and I'm completely up in the air on which I want to go to. From what I've seen they have similar curricula (both are p/f for first two years), both have good residency matches, and they're both in the greatest city in the world.

I'm going to med school straight out of college and I've heard that Einstein has a lot of non-traditional students, which is a potential drawback for me. Also, the location of Mt Sinai is definitely better. However, I've done research at Einstein for the past two summers and it couldn't have been better there. I definitely feel a sense of loyalty towards them (plus they accepted me two months before Mt Sinai).

I've talked to some doctors who interview residency applicants and they've both said that it's a close call on which school, in general, prepares students for residencies better. They said to go where I felt more comfortable and happy on the interview day, but I can't make the decision based on just that because I felt really comfortable and happy at both.

I found that Mt Sinai's average board scores were 228, but I couldn't find Einstein's online. Anyone know what they are?

I'm thinking of going into radiology, ophthalmology, or internal medicine. Anyone have any advice? Anything relevant to either school specifically would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.:)
 

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This one would be a no-brainer for me: MSSM

Reason: more or less equal in reputation. MSSM wins by a million in location. Plus P/F grading in 1 &2 never hurts
 

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I vote MSSM. Better cafeteria and unbeatable location. Einstein probably has the edge in research if you are planning to do research. About everything else is equal though.
 
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Just to give some perspective: Einstein observes the Jewish Sabbath, so library is closed on Friday after sunset and Saturday. The bright side about it is that the patient population in Bronx will be different from Sinai, although Einstein has affiliated hospitals in Manhattan and Long Island I think.
 

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yep, definitely sinai...and i only got into einstein of the two.
 

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Check out this thread: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=112661

I just posted some more info on Einstein. Both MSSM & Einstein are comparable, but Einstein does have the one up of having many more hospital affiliations than MSSM. Generally when you apply for residency, you have an advantage over everyone else at your home & affliate hospitals for spots. This translates into more choices for Einstein students.

Also, Einstein students have the choice of doing their rotations at Beth Isreal hospital in Manhattan. Some students at Einstein have lived in Manhattan all throughout 3rd & 4th year and did all their rotations in the city....so technically, you would only be living in the Bronx for 1st two years.

Dont worry about library being closed for Sabbath. The brown brick building you went to for interview has 4 floors of conference rooms that are open 24/7/365 for students to study. They are actually much more quiet than the library. When I was at Einstein, I almost never study at the library because people talk way too much. Plus the conference rooms all have computers & online access :D
 
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