NYITCOM - OW VS. PCOM - PA

Jgoncalves22

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NYIT
Pros:
  • 20 minutes from my home (no rent + food costs, close to family+friends)
  • Potential for Doctor Patent Continuum Curriculum (Problem Based Learning Curriculum)
  • Currently have a strong network with physicians at surrounding hospitals
  • Better chance at matching in the northeast
  • P/F, Non-mandatory attendance
Cons:
  • Huge class size
  • Average Board scores
  • Older facilities and have heard mixed reviews about policies
  • High tuition cost
PCOM
Pros:
  • Loved facilities and faculty and students
  • One of oldest and most established DO schools
  • Philly area which is exciting/2 hours from home
  • Strong rotations and affiliated hospitals and strong chance at matching in northeast
  • above average board scores, non mandatory attendance
Cons:
  • Living Expenses for Philly $$$
  • Further away from family (support) network (didn't rely on it in college but expecting that to change for med school)

Thinking of practicing emergency medicine but definitely fluid at the moment, would like to practice in northeast with residency there. Ultimately am deciding between PCOM and NYIT and if difference in reputation and outcomes with PCOM over NYIT isn't extreme I'm leaning towards NYIT.
 
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pre_med_2020

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Congrats on the acceptances! That’s an awesome accomplishment.

Overall, it really comes down to your priorities.

if matching in the northeast is a priority for you than the geographic preference based on schools is hard to ignore. Also saving money through family and rent is also a huge benefit when it comes to repaying loans down the line. And with board scores, a lot of it is really just dependent on the student and the work you put in so it can be hard to compare schools based on it.
With all that being said both are great options so congrats on being in such a great position!
 
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NYIT
Pros:
  • 20 minutes from my home (no rent + food costs, close to family+friends)
  • Potential for Doctor Patent Continuum Curriculum (Problem Based Learning Curriculum)
  • Currently have a strong network with physicians at surrounding hospitals
  • Better chance at matching in the northeast
  • P/F, Non-mandatory attendance
Cons:
  • Huge class size (negated if admitted to DPC curriculum)
  • Average Board scores
  • Older facilities and have heard mixed reviews about policies
  • Lacked gut feeling here
  • High tuition cost
PCOM
Pros:
  • Strong gut feeling, loved facilities and faculty and students
  • One of oldest and most established DO schools
  • Philly area which is exciting/2 hours from home
  • Strong rotations and affiliated hospitals and strong chance at matching in northeast
  • above average board scores, non mandatory attendance
Cons:
  • Living Expenses for Philly $$$
  • Further away from family (support) network (didn't rely on it in college but expecting that to change for med school)
Campbell:
Pro:
  • best gut feeling and nicest facilities, loved faculty and students
  • Located close to research triangle of NC and have heard great things from physicians in NC about clinical skills of CUSOM students vs. competing schools
  • Ample time to prep for boards and strong board scores
  • Low living expenses and tuition
Con:
  • Very far from home, located in rural south
  • New program
  • Mandatory attendance (don't mind the dress code)
  • Major focus on staying in south and practicing primary care post-residency
Thinking of practicing emergency medicine but definitely fluid at the moment, would like to practice in northeast with residency there. Ultimately am deciding between PCOM and NYIT and if difference in reputation and outcomes with PCOM over NYIT isn't extreme I'm leaning towards NYIT but am definitely interested in other opinions
Did you copy and paste your pros and cons from another person? lol. I would go PCOM
 
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