Most people I know wouldn't. But if you do I'm assuming it would be cuz you like their curriculum better or like their faculty better or because you want to focus in on primary care. Although to be fair they did match a few in rads and specialties. Or because you like the location better. I'm not sure what else you would base it on.I'm just wondering... can anybody tell me why I would choose to go to FSU COM over UF COM and USF COM?
Thanks for the input. I'm trying to narrow my choices for medical school.
2nd year at FSU, chose it over 5 or 6 other schools b/c of cost and it's close to home. Love the school.
As for choosing here over other Florida schools, it's a personal decision that should be based on which school you liked best, which location you like best, how close you want to be to home, cost, etc. You will get a great (equal) education at all Florida schools. You will be no more likely to get into a great residency program at any one school. Pick the school you like.
And as for going to a different city for third and fourth year, it seems to have its up sides and down sides.
Down sides: Some people had a major preference for one city, and had to go to another because too many other people wanted to go there as well. Another potential down side is that most of your rotations will not be in a residency program, as they are not at teaching hospitals. (Although there are compelling arguments that this is not a downside at all.)
Up sides: Actually, it turns out that you get to do a whole lot more, in a typical day, than med students at other schools because you don't have residents and other medical students to compete with for procedures, etc. For example, most of our third years catch 20 babies during OB rotation, and they are first-assist on every surgery.
Of course, this is mostly word-of-mouth, as I haven't started third year yet. But bottom line: every Florida med school sends students to awesome residencies. Pick a school you like and good luck.
Oh, I should include that FSU gives out some pretty good scholarships to a bunch of students, but you won't likely know if you're going to get one until after you're accepted.
You know I've heard mixed things about UF. I have friends who love it there and are about to enter 4th years and other friends who hated it there. Knew 2 people who dropped out of there from med school because they thought it was hell. But I also have several other friends that love it. Its a love hate relationship with UF. I do agree though that I don't think it is as cut throat as people make it out to be cuz the friends who like it there really like it and they are chill people who have been real honest with me and whom i know very well.UF COM has no problems with the medical school classes being to "cut-throat." It is a great school and if you want to be a great doctor, you need to go to UF. The teachers at UF really care about teaching their students.