Dec 18, 2019
Status (Visible)
  1. Pre-Medical
Hi everyone, I can't seem to post this in the DO specific forum and did not see any current threads about these schools. I have some thoughts about the pros/cons, but feel free to disagree or point me to resources you feel may be helpful. I am a Michigan resident and attended MSU as an undergraduate. Anyone's input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

MSU COM (Detroit Campus)
Pros: 1) there seem to be more opportunities available for research, 2) ~9k/year cheaper tuition, 3) urban area with outreach programs, 4) COM appears very transparent
Cons: 1) small satellite class size, 2) Detroit rotation not guaranteed (there are many rural clinical sites)

Pros: 1) seems to have a little bit better of a national reputation ( does anyone know more about the match?), 2) really enjoyed the faculty on the Zoom interview
Cons: 1) rural (I grew up in a town like this, but really would rather live in a city), 2) must travel OOS for rotations, 3) concerned about the lack of research opportunities (although it sounds like there is a lot of OMM work going on)
Jun 28, 2019
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student
MSU and ATSU are both solid DO programs (despite all the Larry Nassar stuff at MSU). When they are toss ups like this, I think the cheaper option is usually better. You'll thank your future self by saving ~$50k after interest. ATSU may have the slight edge as the first DO school, but I don't think the "prestige" difference is worth $50k. Prestige isn't really a thing when it comes to DO schools anyways.
About the Ads

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.