Hi, I am a student in Sophie Davis, which is a 7 year BS/MD program in NY. This year, we need to apply to one of 6 medical schools for our clinical rotations (MS-3 & 4 for MD degree). I am trying to decide among the following med schools: Dartmouth, Downstate (SUNY), NYU, and Stony Brook (SUNY). [i currently have no preference... I listed them in alpha order] I'm not sure about what specialty I want to go into... at this time I'm leaning toward academic medicine and away from surgeries, but beyond that, it's a huge plain to me... Sophie Davis teaches us a lot about public health and the importance of primary care and I whole-heartedly support their goals, but I know they haven't shown us everything and in the future I don't want to regret personal choices I made in ignorance. I've looked at their websites, but they don't really help with this question: What is a good med school for scouting out all the possibilities (using only the mostly-clinical years 3 and 4 since that's when I'll be there), and still having a good shot at residency if/when I decide? Any advice, especially if you're currently in one of these schools, would be appreciated. Could you also list what you think are the strengths/weaknesses of the schools? Thank you for reading!