Ok, so I have been accepted to California, Scholl, and AZPOD - and those are the only ones I want to consider. So, with that in mind - how do I decide? I like AZPOD and Scholl the best, so I have almost elminated the one in Oakland for various reasons - mostly because cost of living, commuting, traffic, and going between oakland and SF every week does not interest me. I love AZPOD and their faculty and I think they are very on top of it as they have a lot to prove, being so new. So many people say its bad to go to a school so new, but why? They at AZPOD defend themselves well - they have faculty from all the other schools running their program..people with lots of experience and great reputations who have proved to be very effective at the other schools where they have taught. Thus, it seems obvious to me that they are going to be great at running the AZPOD program. The facilities are absolutely amazing and very modern -and everyone seems very dedicated to the profession. Then there is Scholl - great reputation, great faculty, great facilities...no doubt. I dont love the large lecture halls for the science classes - but it is also a positive to be thrown in with the MD's too. The only down side there is that I personally tend to thrive in smaller groups for purposes of learning - and the basic science classes are HUGE there. Also, the students that toured me around there say that some professors are not the greatest and not that focused on the student - they didnt intend for this to be a negative, but rather, they were pointing out that it is your choice to go to class or not and the students dont go to the ones that they dont learn well in - they just read and study on their own time. Anyway, hard decisions - any advice or opinions?? thanks!