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drfishfood

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So I have been fortunate enough to be accepted to both WVSOM and MSUCOM. I am not sure where to go, but, deposits are coming up so I am trying to decide which one to choose. I have received the HPSP and plan to use it to pay, so tuition costs don't matter. Would anyone be able to provide any insight on these programs? Right now I have

MSUCOM

Pro -

Larger area with more food and restaurants.
More resources?
Higher scores and outcomes
Sports OMT
Cheaper deposit ( $500 I believe)
Large abroad program
more research and connections

Con -
Big city (never been to the area but I'm from a smaller town so the city is a little intimidating)
Less outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, camping.. etc.) (again never been to the area please tell me if I'm wrong)
Colder
Earlier Start date
No culinary medicine elective

WVSOM

Pro -

Computer and IT service (although the deposit cost difference I could buy this on my own anyway)
Super kind faculty (gave me a deposit extension and have been very kind)
lots of nature and national park
Wilderness med program
warmer weather
Golden weekends

Con-
High deposit (2000+1000)
slightly lower stats
middle of nowhere (less housing, and non-outdoors activities)
No sports med elective (unsure of electives, to begin with, couldn't find on the website)



Lastly, I am on the high-priority alternate list for the Upstate Medical MD program. Although the military is much more military-friendly, would MD be significant enough to switch to that given I get the offer? Right now I am looking into primary care but I understand this easily could change when in med school.


Any insight on these schools would be helpful, thank you!

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Good problem to have. Congratulations.


MSU. Go MD if you can, always.
 
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I wouldn't judge schools based on what electives they offer. Those will be a small part of your education and you will be spending 10 hours a day studying for your main systems classes. I would choose MSUCOM just because of the amount of resources they have as an institution when it comes to research, faculty, and connections
 
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I wouldn't judge schools based on what electives they offer. Those will be a small part of your education and you will be spending 10 hours a day studying for your main systems classes. I would choose MSUCOM just because of the amount of resources they have as an institution when it comes to research, faculty, and connections





Ditto!!!!
 
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I have also been accepted to MSUCOM and I am from the area. The campus isn't actually in the city and as far as cities go, Lansing is relatively small. Also, Michigan has tons of outdoor things to do and you could easily access all the things you mentioned that you'd like to do in 45 min drive or less.
 
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MSU is arguably the best D.O. school in the USA. I attend COM myself and am quite happy with my education so far. I'd pick COM over any D.O. program.

Feel free to ask me any questions, and congrats :)
 
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