I pose this scenario and ask for everyone's insight . Suppose you were accepted to the American accredited allopathic school at Ponce in Puerto Rico and also accepted at TouroCOM-NY. With this, you aspire that when you graduate no matter from where, you do want to practice medicine in the Tri-state area. Simply asked, where would you go? What would you have considered before making the decision to help you arrive at the decision you made. I know this question incorporates the whole M.D. vs D.O debate and so its a question that is seemingly impossible to answer, but I just want all the insight I can get. So far I've considered a couple of things. Firstly, one education vs. the other. I would expect that TouroCOM would supercede Ponce in terms of technological advancement. I would expect that a med student would receive a better education from TouroCOM and be better prepared for taking the boards because of this. Secondly, I would expect that a med student from TouroCOM would establish better residency connections in New York than one from Ponce. But then all this considered, at the end of the day, is it better to be an M.D., no matter what kind of education one may receive. To anyone planning on going to Ponce, I mean no disrespect. I have heard of students receiving the most competitive residencies from Ponce. I am just honestly curious. Thanks people.