Interesting...most people on sdn are obsessed with NYC.
Vanderbilt and NYU were by far my two favorites of the schools I interviewed at.
My worries with Vanderbilt are that I will be in the first class with the brand new curriculum... I don't like the thought of being a guinea pig. Also, not sure if it is too southern for me, but otherwise loved everything about the school. But I loved the atmosphere, it was very student-centered, the students were all very happy to be there and I could see myself fitting in there.
With NYU, I wasn't impressed with the housing...I don't know if I could live in a tiny room/dorm for 4 years, but that is the price you pay for living in NYC I suppose. Otherwise, I liked the curriculum, atmosphere, students, and faculty I met.
What are the strong residency programs at each school?
If anyone has the numbers, how do the STEP scores and residency director scores compare at the two schools?
A toss-up. NYU probably has the more diverse patient population and student body. Vandy has the better weather and apartments. NYC is more hectic, Nashville is less hurried. NYU has the attractive girls, Vandy has the attractive guys. If you are a girl, go to Vandy. A guy, then go to NYU. Granted, of course, that you don't have a SO already