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Touro Nevada vs. BCOM vs. CHSU-COM

airplane75

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Hello Everyone! I currently have to decide between 3 DO Schools: Touro Nevada, BCOM, and CHSU-COM.
Just a little background, I am from California, and hope to match in the future into an IM residency, and then hopefully sub-specialize. The mentioned schools all have their pro/cons, and any advice/insight would be greatly appreciated.

Touro Nevada:
Pros:

Close to home
Established out of all the schools
Pretty good match rate/board scores
Rotations all within 30 minutes of the school
Attendance not mandatory for lectures
Cons:
Not sure how strong research is at TUNCOM, really wanting to do research in med school
Graded System
Class size will be around ~178

BCOM:
Pros:

Enjoyed interviewing here and the friendliness of the school
Affiliation with NMSU
Implementing P/F this year
Can get also get federal loans this year as well
Potential research opportunities
Rotations at Hub sites
Cons:
Not close to home
Only graduated 1 class so far
Board Pass rate is a bit concerning (But I know that passing boards is on the person, and not necessarily the school)

CHSU-COM
Pros:

In California
Interviewed at the new COM building and I was impressed
Service learning component to curriculum
Learning Medical Spanish
Small Class Size ~75
Being able to establish new programs/organizations
Cons:
New School/Private Loans
No upperclassmen for guidance, but DO students who are rotating locally from other schools will serve as mentors
 
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