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hey guys,

your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

MUCOM
pros:
-great rotations
-great facilities (SIM labs, recordable patient rooms)
-faculty open door policy
-a lot of help from the administration
-great board prep
-attached to a good undergrad university

cons:
-weather (not used to the cold)
-location (not the safest)
-housing not too close to campus (need to have a car)
-not a lot of study space
-no cafeteria inside school
-no COM physical library
-electronic textbooks

Touro-CA
pros:
-older, more established reputation
-close to family
-good faculty to student ratio
-in California (want to eventually practice in CA)
-use of traditional textbooks
-nice weather

cons:
-little study areas (crowded)
-outdated facilities (no SIM labs)
-little to no help from administration with rotations, etc. (have to be more independent here)
-need a car

ACOM
pros:
-great rotations
-great facilities (SIM labs, recordable patient rooms)
-faculty open door policy
-a lot of help from the administration
-great board prep (are going to pay for board prep and for practice tests every year)
-opened by a hospital
-nice warm weather
-housing on campus (do not need a car)
-lower cost of living
-a lot of study space
-cafeteria

cons:
-location (not the safest)
-no other schools besides the COM (no nursing, PA, etc.)
-slow pace of a town (I'm used to more of a city life)
-electronic textbooks
-never lived in the south before (might have culture shock)
 

Elevencents

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Agree with above. If you want to stay in Cali I would definitely go with Touro. Will just make things easier in the end.
 
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alpinism

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If you want to practice in CA, I believe that going to a school in CA would be beneficial. Plus, Touro CA is more established than both MUCOM and ACOM and doing your 3rd/4th year rotations in CA would be great.

I can't speak for the facilities at TUCOM or MUCOM, but I was very impressed with both the campus and the lab/classrooms at ACOM.
Agree with above. If you want to stay in Cali I would definitely go with Touro. Will just make things easier in the end.
+3

Bottom line: if you want to practice in CA, go to school in CA.
 
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futureinhealth
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thank you!!!

if I go to a school outside of CA, will it be harder to come back for residency?
 

ToKingdomCome

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thank you!!!

if I go to a school outside of CA, will it be harder to come back for residency?
It may be but you'll definitely have to make the extra effort to do so.
If your sold on doing a residency in CA, you'll be able to network and meet with PD's through your clerkships

Otherwise you'll have to set them up with your audition rotations at mu com and acom
 
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pattr

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If you are set on residency and eventual practice in CA go to Touro. It will make things much easier when applying for programs and eventually matching into one in CA.
 
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