Currently in the MSMHS-COM as well if you want another perspective. Highly recommend this program for its academics because they seriously do prepare you for medical school. Cal_EMT is spot on: academics are pretty much a "taste" of med school. Our classes are pretty much word-for-word with the COM, we get the same material, we get lectured by the same professors. We pretty much go at the same pace (albeit a little slower). Safe to say that if you can't survive this program, you'll have no chance in medical school. Last semester we took biochemistry, neuroscience, physiology, intro to research (biostats) and microbio. This semester we're taking anatomy, pharmocology, immunology, and physiology. We'll finish with all our academic stuff by April and then we'll just be doing research till commencement (yes, we're finishing everything in 3 months this semester).
DOING THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE A GUARANTEE INTO COM. Tbh, we don't know whats going on cuz they changed the class size from 15 to 60 this year. They'll tell us that they would accept all of us but logistically, it's impossible so its pretty much the top 15 students that will get in. We are guaranteed interview with GPA >3.0, but there's only 15 spots reserved for us in the COM (do the math, that's 25% chance of acceptance thru the program, even with an interview). So don't come into this program thinking that its a guaranteed acceptance because of it being 60 students now, its not. We still don't know who is going to be interviewing right now. But they will start interviewing us in March once they see more of our grades. We were told that if we interview and aren't part of the top 15, we'll be waitlisted. You still have to take the MCAT to get into COM. You also have to pay for the secondary ($100) EVEN as a MSMHS-COM student. We are assigned an advisor to talk to if we have any questions including applications and academics. Our advisors were either randomly assigned or were assigned because they read your application, or have something similar to your application. Advisors are hit or miss: some are really good, some are alright, but you do have the option of changing your advisor.
Be aware that Vallejo is a pretty sketch city. But Touro is on Mare Island which is the abandoned naval base, which isn't too bad. There's a lot of housing on Mare Island that is quite nice. Don't be surprised when you come to Touro that it doesn't have much in terms of facilities: there's the main lecture hall, anatomy lab, OMM lab, small cafeteria, a tiny gym, small library, and some classrooms. SF is about 40 mins away, Napa is about 30 mins away. But honestly, you'll probably be living in the library anyway so you probably won't have much time to explore.
I applied to this program in March 2016, got accepted off the waitlist in July 2016. There's no interview for this program. I literally applied the week before the deadline and didn't hear anything till I was taken off the waitlist.
Unless you're really smart, are willing to sacrifice your social life, or really good with time management, don't study for the MCAT and do this program at the same time, it's near impossible (you still can as a few of my classmates did it, but with the rigor/pace of the program, it's really hard).
Also, be sure to apply to other schools when you're in this program: don't just hope that you'll get in because it's not a guarantee. Some of us have either gotten into other schools while doing this program/are getting interviews.
Overall, facilities aren't the greatest, but I really like our faculty. They're very supportive of us. Some are great teachers, some are not that great, but it's like any other school. Even though we all know that its only the top 15 ranking students that will get in, our class too is very supportive of each other: we share notes with each other, etc.
Lectures are not recorded, though one of our classmates records the lectures for us using video so it's pretty good. Attendance is mostly non-mandatory, but some classes are mandatory so they'll let you know. But attendance is "mandatory" if you want to get into COM because our profs are observing us.