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NYITCOM(Arkansas) vs ARCOM vs VCOM (Louisiana)

malicky98

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    NYITCOM (Arkansas)
    48k tuition
    Pros

    • More established
    • Closer to home (8 hour drive)
    • No mandatory attendance, lighter dress code
    • Pass/Fail
    • Affiliated with a larger University/ shared campus
    • Clean and new looking campus
    • Resonates with my wanting to provide medicine for the underserved
    • Telemedicine certificate and other programs that are offered
    • Research opportunities
    • Cheaper cost of living
    • Cooler looking white coats :)

    Cons
    • Hasn't graduated a class yet through the Jonesboro campus
    • Difficulty in finding rotation sites within Arkansas due to "state favoritism with ARCOM"
    • Jonesboro has no social life
    • Moving to Old Westbury for rotations?


    ARCOM
    43k tuition
    Pros
    • Community driven
    • Very new school
    • Cheaper tuition
    • Cheap housing
    • Established rotation sites

    Cons
    • Hasn't graduated a class
    • In the middle of nowhere
    • Not affiliated with a university
    • Mom doesn't like this school
    • Still not completely accredited
    • Far from home
    • Mandatory attendance and dress code

    VCOM (Louisiana)
    46k tuition
    Pros
    • Driven faculty
    • Cool looking
    • Cheap tuition
    • Mother VCOM network is very established
    • Inaugural class
    • Waived student health insurance
    • Dining hall access with tuition
    • Halal food nearby in Louisiana
    • Loved the faculty and staff here
    • Very fun time interviewing and meeting the interviewers
    • Resonates with my wanting to provide medicine for the underserved
    • To my understanding, lighter dress code
    • Cheaper cost of living

    Cons
    • Inaugural class so no older students to get advice from
    • No established rotation sites
    • Super far from home - would need to fly out which is pricey
    • Louisiana is broke
    • Mandatory attendance

    Summary: Mainly, I am stuck deciding between NYITCOM and VCOM. I am waitlisted at LECOM - Erie and have an interview at UIWSOM in February which might end up being an interview for a waitlist since it's so late in the cycle. I also have loads of questions about NYITCOM that I would love to ask a current student so if you are one please reach out to me, make yourself known!!!! Thank you for all the help in advance.

    I need to decide by December 10th!
     
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      I wouldn't even consider NYIT JB or VCOM-LA. The education at JB is very poor from talking with a student there, and LA has pitiful resources. The fact the state doesn't want JB there is very telling.

      Honestly of the schools on this list I would choose ARCOM and not even blink twice.
       
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      malicky98

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        I wouldn't even consider NYIT JB or VCOM-LA. The education at JB is very poor from talking with a student there, and LA has pitiful resources. The fact the state doesn't want JB there is very telling.

        Honestly of the schools on this list I would choose ARCOM and not even blink twice.

        Thanks for your input!


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