I am trying to come up with the pros and cons of NSU-COM vs. NYCOM outside of weather considerations. Can anyone help me out? Is one school better academically than other, etc.....?
Personally, the tuition and constant, fairly significant, increases of the tuition at NYCOM scare the hell out of me. What does it start at, like 48k? Even the OOS tuition at NSU is 10k less a year and the housing costs probably aren't that much different between the two. A lot of schools are "primary care" oriented, but it seems to be more of a thing they say now. A rural care rotation isn't the end of it and you can actually practice in an urban area. I know someone that did an EM rotation at cook county for their rural rotation.
Just like many of these people are a little biased for their reasons, I am biased with mine. I'm not from the long island area, nor do I have any intention of practicing within New York and want to avoid even doing a residency there. (I'd like to have the ability to moonlight and I just haven't heard that many stellar things about a lot of the programs in that area). If you work hard and stay focused then you stand a strong shot at matching at whateve you want at both schools.
You can correct me if I'm wrong about tuition. I didn't look it up. I just know that they kept raising it a ton and I will pay around 28k for NSU as an instater.