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Nsu Vs Pcom

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by jaimin27, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. jaimin27

    jaimin27 New Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Pinellas park, FL
    Dear member,
    I am in great confusion right now since i don't know which school to pick? I am a florida resident which make my NSU tution 10k less than PCOM per year. But I hear PCOM is a great school and I know lot of people in Philadelphia(grew up in philly). It would be great if you guys can give me feedback. Thanks
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  3. mitawa

    mitawa Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Both are great schools. If I were in your shoes I'd go to the one closer to home mainly because I would have 2 pros:#1 I would save money and
    #2 I would be in a great program.

    However the choice is yours, where did you feel suited your personality and future goals most?
  4. Freshnstylin

    Freshnstylin Member 7+ Year Member

    May 2, 2005
    I would say go to NSU. I am at KCUMB now and wished I had applied to NSU. If you are from florida...the cold weather will be a big change! Familiar climate, family and friends nearby will make a difference especially your first two years when you are studying more than anything else. Both are equal and excellent either one will be great for your academic needs.
  5. JMAC17

    JMAC17 2+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    I would go to NSU due to location and the price difference. You really can't go wrong because you are going to get a good education at both schools. I agree with the above posters reasoning. If I were you I would choose NSU.
  6. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    NSU will likely be cheaper as far as cost of living as well.

    Personally I would chose PCOM, but I am not a fan of Florida. Too many old people :D

    NSU is a very good school. Unless you are looking at a future in Philadelphia for residency, then stay down there.

    Good luck.

    DOEYEGUY 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Go where you're going to be happiest, screw the money, you're gonna take out loans anyway. You can always pay back money, you can't pay back 4 years of your life. And as far as education is concerned.... as you'll find in our osteopathic system, most of that is up to you. I was in a similar predicament 6 years ago... I liked both places, but I ended up choosing Nova because I felt better there. Head towards your happiness. It was hard giving up on the cheesesteaks though....
  8. jp104

    jp104 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    You make it up with some excellent cuban sandwiches is So. Fla. :thumbup:
  9. MikeyLu2010

    MikeyLu2010 UT Longhorns Alumni 10+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Houston, TX
    wow..cuban sandwiches?? i need to try that....but yea..for the most down here originally from houston so im used to good food...and fat people :p
  10. Faraaz23

    Faraaz23 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    I second on the food sucking down here unless you spend enough money. And when you spend a lot of money, the food is good but service is HORRIBLE.

    Anyhow, go with whatever schools feels best in your gut. As is said here all the time, med school is what you make of it and both are good schools. An extra 10k a year is a lot of money, but if you think you'd be happier at one school vs another then its worth it.

    Although I must say with as bad as this winter was, I don't think you'll wanna leave Florida....
  11. Quakkilla

    Quakkilla Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Are you kidding me, I am leaving as fast as I can, I am sick of the heat! That said, NO regrets, good education, good weather without the hurricanes. I just need a little variety; bring on the fall, winter, and spring. There are two seasons in SOFLO, hot and hotter than hell.
  12. jp104

    jp104 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2004


    Truly a great amongst sandwiches. It's up there with the Reuben and the Philly Cheese Steak and the Hot pastrami on rye. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Thin sliced roasted pork,slices of Ham,swiss cheese, thin cut pickles, and mustard on a buttered baguette that is then pressed flat and cooked. YUM!

    There was a mini mall down university drive (close to the Broward Mall) with a cuban restaurant that had decent ones. Can't remember the name of the place, but it was in that strip that had a Barnes and Noble in it.
  13. barracuda_vd

    barracuda_vd New Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    You really have to go to miami for a good cuban sandwich. There are a few hole-in-the-wall places in Ft. Lauderdale if you can find them.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  14. mitawa

    mitawa Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    I miss Miami Subs!:(
  15. kaikai128

    kaikai128 Yes SIR. ;-) 5+ Year Member

    I have found some good just have to look really hard for it...and it is really expensive. :( boo.

    Regardless, to the OP.

    Choose the location/city of the school that you liked the best--the place that you felt the most comfortable in. I honestly think that living somewhere that you hate would be a horrible thing. If you hate cold weather, PCOM may not be for you. Likewise, if you hate hot weater and hate traffic the Miami/FLL area may not be for you.

    I didn't read the Original post, but if you have family closer to one location--that should be a very important deciding factor. Many, Many, Many people are miserable during first year because they are homesick.

    Regardless of where you go to school, you are going to get out of your education exactly what you put into it, and you are going to become a great doctor if you choose to be.

    Good luck with your decision--these are both great schools.

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