I was recently accepted to Touro and still waiting on a decision from UTHSCSA as a TX resident. With financial factors set aside, I’ve been debating even if I do get an acceptance from San Antonio, I might still go with Touro. I understand Touro is still in the experimental stage with the current D2 inaugural class. However, I feel the network and influence of the Touro brand will increase chances getting in a speciality compared to a big public school. Not to mention a more intimate relationship with the faculty for better LoR, more emphasis on clinical rather than research, and perhaps even less competition within the class. For now, I’m perfectly content being just a GP, but keeping my options open by taking the path of least resistance is nice. Again, while tuition does play a big role in regards to risk with more years in school, it is not the discussion here, but rather the schools and locations themselves. NY also requires every graduate to do a one year residency if they decide to practice in the state. Not too sure with the exact details, but it is another factor I am considering.