So far I have interviewed at AZCOM, CCOM, and DMU and been accepted at all 3. I have been offered an interview at OSU-COM and am putting it off for now but may interview in January (I can't miss any more school this semester after taking five interview trips). In order, here are the things I'm looking for in a school: 1) Success on boards (avg board score compared to nat'l avg, avg pass rate) 2) Success in match (specifically EM and anesthesiology, my two primary interests if I don't go FP) 3) Quality of rotations 4) Location (closer to the Northwest or in a big city = good) 5) Quality of life during school (is it a nice city? how do students get along?, etc.) Cost is the same for each school basically (maybe a little less for DMU/OSU than AZCOM/CCOM but not enough to make a difference). If I were to get a scholarship at DMU (I know 1/4, 1/2 and full scholarships are offered) that might have an impact on my decision. Right now, I am thinking AZCOM is for me. Highest pass rate other than maybe OSU (basically 100); from what I've heard, the highest average board score (I cannot confirm this with numbers because as far as I know these numbers do not exist/are not released). Even though the school is new, and that is supposedly a knock on them, they matched better in EM (11.6% of residencies) and gas (7.8%) this year than CCOM, DMU, or OSU-COM. It is my favorite location simply because it is in a cool city (Phoenix) and (relatively) close to the Portland/Seattle area. The biggest "issue" with AZCOM is the rotation situation. I have heard different things from students ranging from: "It's great to be able to schedule your own rotations" to "It sucks that we have to move around every 6 weeks." I am very interested in ending up in the NW again, so I think this flexibility may actually be a plus. Additionally, I know with the legislation passing in Arizona, there is supposed to be some improvement in the rotation opportunities for AZCOM in the traditionally Univ. of Arizona-held rotations. Nonetheless, this is still somewhat a concern for me. Can anyone help offer things I should consider as I make this huge decision? It is great to have a choice like this! These are all awesome schools. Thanks so much!