Hi everyone, I'm so excited to say that I was lucky enough to receive acceptances this cycle and I am currently down to between MWU-AZ or Stony Brook. I am looking for honest insight into the two programs based on the following Pros and Cons. Things to note: I am a NY resident and not currently looking to specialize. MWU-AZ will likely be 60K-ish more than Stony Brook (please correct me if this doesn't seem correct). I am aware that in order to practice in NY, I need to do a residency anyways. I will be taking out loans and may be interested in the NHSC scholarship down the line. Stony Brook: cheaper (+) start seeing patients 2nd year. (-) 1 year medical curriculum (Graded but not ranked) (+) class size - individualized education (-) small class size (might be too small of a class size for 4 years seeing the same 40 students) (+) the faculty was so knowledgeable and welcoming. (+) close to home and family support (-) pre-docs can't place implants (+) great reputation in the area because of how selective the program is. MWU-AZ: more expensive (+) more of a campus life, nicer class size (140) (-) Arizona is far away and superrr hot. It will be an adjustment. (-) relatively new school with less of an name if I want to come back to practice on the East Coast. (+) great clinical exposure (at least two implant placements are required from what I understand tons of crowns and restorative work). (+) D3/D4 pairing allows for ability to see more patients and learn to work with an assistant. (+) No specialty residents so you are able to see more complex cases along with specialists instead of referring out to residents. (+) Very technology forward, laser and Invisalign certification. Again, any insight from current students (especially 4th years) and recent grads in both programs would be very appreciated to help guide me so I can make the best decision. Please feel free to PM me as well with your thoughts THANK YOU!!