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Mar 28, 2021
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  1. Pre-Medical
Hi everyone! I’ve been incredibly fortunate to receive multiple MD acceptances, and am now trying to decide where I want to go. Here are my pros and cons for each schools. Basically, with step one now being P/F I’m wondering if school “prestige” is going to matter more. Additionally, I’m curious what people think about applying to residency coming from NYU LISOM (3 year primary care focused curriculum).


  • Highest “ranked” program and will prob only improve after all their work done with covid
  • Great curriculum that includes dedicated time to do research
  • ATL is a great area
  • I went to undergrad here, so I already know people and have connections for research etc

  • Far from home (I’m from NY)
  • I went to undergrad here so I already know a lot about ATL and wouldn’t be getting a totally new experience (not that that’s super important to me)
  • Expensive!

  • Received 25k per year scholarship
  • Matches very well in NY (I’m from NY and am hoping to stay there)
  • Will give me an opportunity to make connections in NY
  • Closer to friends and family in NY
  • Great student housing

  • A “less prestigious” institution compared to emory, but still very good and again not sure how much that matters considering how well they match in NY (tho with step 1 being P/F now, not sure if program prestige will matter more now)
  • In the Bronx (not the best / most fun area)
  • No dedicated research time built into the curriculum

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