International outreach opportunities seem above average
High tech facilities
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
Also an established school
Strong board scores
Student run clinic
Smaller class size
Overall it just seems very solid
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
Very low CoA
<3hrs from home
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.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
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.