Just interviewed at AZCOM the other day. I have to say, I was impressed. I'd heard a lot of hype about the school and I thought "Yeah, right. They're brand new. How good can they be?" Here are some of the specific things that impressed me: --the attitude. The people were very friendly, more so than at other schools I have interviewed at. Everyone was so positive and happy it seemed like they were going to burst. An example: on our tour, two or three additional AZCOM students jumped in and followed us around, answering questions and joking with us, generally making everyone feel at ease. --the facilities-not only were they new, but they were nice, and added to the overall atmosphere. -the on-campus housing. As someone who has a family, the availability of an on-campus, affordable, nice 2-bedroom facility is a BIG draw. --100% pass rates on the COMLEX for the past 2 years. --early exposure to clinical stuff (not that big of a deal, but still a nice break from the everyday grind of studying micro, histo, biochem, blah, blah. Helps keep your mind on why you are there in the first place). --the area: Phoenix seems large enough to offer a full range of clinical services, but not so large that I would feel uncomfortable letting my kids play outside. Glendale is right on the edge, which allows you to get either into or out of town easily (I hate feeling trapped by a city!) Now, in all fairness, I should list what I didn't like so much: --they have a rather unorthodox method of doing clinicals, where you do a lot of one-on-one shadowing of docs. Most people from the traditional system would frown on this, since you're not in a teaching hospital. I could see how it would work well *if* you had a good doc, but if you had a lousy doc, or a doc that was just lazy or didn't trust you to do anything, you might end up just following him around like an undergrad doing a shadow. With that said, though, I asked an MSIV if he had done any rotations at teaching hospitals. He said he had been to several large schools on rotations, such as UW, and done quite well. I found this encouraging, especially since he was rotating with students from other, high profile schools. Anyone care to comment?