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What are the positives and negatives of Downstate?
 

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positives include NYC (though not exactly in the heart of manhattan), good price if you're in-state. solid clinical experience given the underserved population.

negatives include average reputation (slightly better in the NY metro area though); high cost for nonresidents; crappy location; high cost of living given it's NYC.
 

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Pros: Living in NYC (an experience unto itself), good clinical exposure.
Cons: Very high cost of living in NYC
 

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Pros: Good residency matching, strong clinical experience,.Neighborhood is "ghetto like" but not far at all from Park Slope and nicer areas of Brooklyn and a quick 35- 40 min train trip to manhattan,relatively low tuition
Cons:Facilities while adequate are fairly old and run down appearing.
Immediate neighborhood offers little.