I know I hate these posts because they are so general but I will try to narrow it down a bit. I am trying to narrow my choice down to NECO or PCO. PCO -I like the fact that PCO students see so many patients in their clinical years. I was quoted around 3,000 patients as to 1,000 - 1,500 at NECO. -I would have a car in Philly so getting to the clinic would not be a problem. -City is not as attractive as Boston. NECO -As said in someone else's post NECO reviews some material in the first year that most other schools will assume you know. -Different clincs throughout Boston will expose students to more diverse patients. -I like the city itself better. Comes off as more attractive for living and cleaner. My question is this, I would say that I do not have the strongest science background but have taken all the pre-req sciences. Is the course load at PCO much more intense than NECO?