Dec 9, 2020
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NOVA
pros
  • Veteran school
  • Nice rotation sites
  • Good match rates to competitive specialties
  • Plenty of research opportunities
  • International outreach opportunities seem above average
  • High tech facilities
  • Location
cons
  • ~100k CoA
  • Less than desirable board scores the past few years despite them being a veteran school
  • In 2018, 11/218 students did not match
  • They have a new MD school so it's hard to tell if these problems will get worse before they get better
  • Far away from home (NY)
  • Goro disapproves of it
UNECOM
pros
  • Also an established school
  • Strong board scores
  • Student run clinic
  • P/F grading
  • Smaller class size
  • Overall it just seems very solid
cons
  • Also expensive
  • Rotations are fairly rural
  • Focus on primary care (I have no specialty in mind, but would prefer to not be committed to PC)
  • Not much international outreach
LECOM-Erie
pros
  • Very low CoA
  • <3hrs from home
cons
  • Cadaver prosection
  • Haven’t heard great things about their rotation sites or administration
  • Some oddities- can’t eat or drink it class, library isn’t open 24/7
To sum it up, I think Nova has the most appealing match list, rotation, etc. But it also has some very large red flags. LECOM I would go to for the low cost, and UNECOM seems solid all around. I don’t really care about location, but I would put Ft. Lauderdale > others.
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Jun 28, 2019
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The factors I consider the most important are: cost, prestige, family, and maybe the P/F grading. There isn’t any real “prestige” difference between the 3, although I think many people would say UNECOM > LECOM > Nova. The cost and family categories definitely go to LECOM, and the grading goes to UNECOM. After all that, I think that LECOM is the winner. Cost and family are huge factors, and LECOM is not just slightly cheaper. It’s $100k cheaper before interest that you would accumulate over a decade of training. Very few factors affect you for years after you graduate, and how much you took out in loans is definitely one of them.
 
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