my opinion will be biased since i was accepted to vermont and have not heard back from the other schools you have listed.
i loved vermont. the school and the students and the scenery. just wow. tho it costs a lot.
from my friends and people that have interviewed at penn st. its like a hit or miss. some love it but others complain about how there isnt much around the school.
nymc - really nice school, with nice facilities. gotta love the new childrens hospital (if you are into peds). lots of cali kids (could be a + or - depending on how you look at it haha) good board scores.
and i have no experience with drexel other than reading things on sdn.
maybe id put uvm and nymc in my final 2 and go from there.
I'd say Vermont. I don't know have experience with Drexel/PSU, but I liked Vermont much more than NYMC. I think the students seemed much happier and less stressed, the VIC is cool, and once the new med school building is complete, it should be pretty sweet. Also, I think it's cool that a small state school is as dedicated to research/giving student reserach opportrunities as UVM.
All in all, I think Vermont is an up and coming school, definitely headed in the right direction. NYMC was fine, but I just couldn't get over the kind of gloomy, stressed out atmosphere that permeated the place.
In any event, Boston>>>>>>>>>>>>>>San Francisco. And it's 3 hours from Burlington, not 4.
Vermont is cleary the best of the four you have to choose from.
Vermont is next to Montreal. Montreal is great city. Also, you are done with course work in a 1 and 1/2 years. You also have the chance to do portions of your clerkships in Portland, Maine. You can spend months, somethink like 6 months, in Maine and they give you free housing when you are in Maine. Maine Medical is a good hospital, strong in most areas. Portland is a vibrant, fun city with good places to eat and great cultural opportunities, and you're on the water. So, you get a mix. The class size at Vermont is small, faculty, I hear, are quite approachable and strong. Choose Vermont.