Wake Forest vs University of Arizona - Phoenix


New Member
May 17, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical
    So I've been lucky to have been accepted to both Wake Forest and U of A - Phoenix and I need to decide by Friday. I'm from Southern California, so one big thing is that I want to be able to match back to California for residency. Both schools seemed to have super supportive faculty and their classes were all really close

    Wake Forest
    + Well established medical school
    + Nice new medical school building
    + The weather in North Carolina is nicer (imo)
    + I liked it a lot when I interviewed

    - Far from home - don't know how often I can see my family
    - Really different from California in terms of food and culture
    - Winston Salem is small so there's not as much to do

    University of Arizona - Phoenix
    + Close to home, so I can see my family a lot more often
    + Matches more in California (not sure if it's because people in Wake Forest don't necessarily want to match to CA)
    + Also nice new medical school building
    + Phoenix has more to do
    +~10k cheaper

    - School is a lot newer and it's not as established - not sure how this is gonna affect residencies with P/F STEP
    - Phoenix weather
    - Unranked

    Any advice would be appreciated. I am very conflicted right now. Thank you so much for your help!
    Last edited:
    • Like
    Reactions: 1 user
    This thread is more than 1 year old.

    Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

    1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
    2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
    3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
    4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
    5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
    6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
    7. This thread is locked.