If you are 100% set on Derm, having that home program helps immensely with connections, applications and research. Plus I believe Downstate will start accepting 3-4 of it’s own students per year instead of only 2 which could be helpful.Doesn’t have an established home derm dept like downstate has
Downstate has the same exact layout and it is AMAZING. I wish more schools had it like this.solid. 1.5 yr of preclinical (-> more clinical experience -> better prep for step 2), NBME tests, and exams only at the end of block (every 8-10 weeks). This leads to a pretty well-balanced lifestyle and more time to pursue research if you're gunning for derm.