HoodyHoo said:Both are good schools with good rotations. Obviously NYCOM has great rotations but NSUCOM has rotations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, all those big cities. I don't know who said they focus a lot on rural medicine, but that is wrong. So, essentially it comes down to whether you want to be in the cold, wintery city of new york or the warm city, beachside city of ft. lauderdale
Robz said:I think someone said that in regards to the I believe 3 required rural medicine elective rotations in the 4th year. Some schools offer total elcetives for the 4th year.
stitch62679 said:Three months isn't bad to be in a rural area, but to think that's three months minimum in your fourth year when most students are meeting physicians and getting recommendations and networking for residencies. That plays a big part.
BostonSean said:...but the variety in patient population in Fort Lauderdale, I am willing to bet, is much wider than the patient population in Long Island.
How exactly was this decision derived again?NYCOM:
-sub-par academic medical training.
BostonSean said:Just my two cents, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but I don't think it is unreasonable to say that NYCOM is struggling right now.
oceandocDO said:Huh? Struggling? As a third year at the school, I assure you that nycom is alive and well. The past 2 match lists prove it. NYCOM's '03 and '04 lists are on here somewhere. Post Nova's then we'll talk. Second, there arent too many up and coming changes to the curriculum. Third, 3 docs left the OMM department, one wants to come back, and the place hasnt missed a beat, they've brought in new faculty who I think are actually more well-rounded physicians and are more approachable than the old ones. If you want to talk about upheaval, lets talk about Nova's recent attendance policy that was instituted. I hear its pretty much a nightmare.
As far as rotations goes, yes, Miami and Fort Lauderdale are fine places to learn clinical medicine. But no one can argue that the pathology seen in Fort Lauderdale will match the pathology seen in NYC, which is where many of the rotations are for NYCOM (not Long Island). Plus the fact that you may have to ship all over florida and even elsewhere for rotations can be a pain. I'm past the point of having to live in a dorm room. As far as the first 2 academic years, they're honestly not that different anywhere. They all use the same books, have the same lecture topics, etc. You get out of it what you put into it, anywhere.
Anyway this pi$$ing match between a bunch of premed students or first/second year students who have yet to put a stethoscope on an actual patient is rather nonproductive. You'll get a fine education at either place as long as YOU are willing to work.... period.
amoxicillin said:Thats a good point, but I also feel that if you like Florida (you can't compare the weather in NY to that of Florida) then you will have no problem at NSU. There are many large clinical sites to complete you 3rd and 4th year rotations in which you will view just as many procedures as you would in NY and be exposed to the same experiences.
If it was my choice, NSU would be my pick. great facilities, great education, great weather -- cant beat it.