Help: Private Vs. State Med School

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Bigsheed920

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    I have been accepted into NYMC in Valhalla and SUNY Upstate. I was wondering whether tuition should play a huge role in my decision. Am I going to much better off in terms of debt if I go to the state school or am I going to get a better residency if I go to NYMC? I would really appreciate any advice in general...what are the pros and cons of public vs private med school and what would u choose?
     

    SarahGM

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      Bigsheed920 said:
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      I have been accepted into NYMC in Valhalla and SUNY Upstate. I was wondering whether tuition should play a huge role in my decision. Am I going to much better off in terms of debt if I go to the state school or am I going to get a better residency if I go to NYMC? I would really appreciate any advice in general...what are the pros and cons of public vs private med school and what would u choose?

      I would wait till you get your financial packages from both places before you make your decision. I know I've said this a lot, but last year I thought that I was going to be going into severe debt by picking Columbia over UNC (my very cheap state school).... until I got my financial package. Some private schools actually have more money to give in grants and scholarships.

      I encourage you to wait and see.... but IMO, you can't go wrong with SUNY Upstate (I grew up in Syracuse, so it's dear to my heart!). I wouldn't think the match lists would be all that different.
       
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