LKSOM (Temple) vs University of Louisville

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Tuition is not a factor. I am also absolutely fixed on dermatology as a speciality.

Temple

Pros
  • Dream of mine to live in a big city. Philly has lots to do.
  • Opportunity to possibly network and do research at Jefferson or Penn.
  • whole curriculum (MS1-->MS4) is pass/fail
  • More name recognition I think
  • Good match list but only 3 derm faculty
Cons
  • Area is apparently very dangerous and there's lots of crime.
  • Subway commute most likely. 30 mins each way
  • I can't take my car :((


Louisville


Pros
  • Virtually no commute.
  • Larger derm faculty and possibly more matches by proportion (smaller class size). I think both did 4 last year
  • M1/M2 pass fail w/ internal ranking
Cons
  • Campus is old and outdated
  • Not in the city

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