What are some challenges that are not obvious when attending a new medical school?
I understand growing pains with curricular changes, minimal mentorship, no resources from upperclassmen, no established traditions/clubs, exam alignment to Steps, etc BUT what are challenges often not discussed with new medical schools?
There are tons of pros and cons of attending a new medical school.
Also will not being fully accredited impact residency? It is to my understanding that full accreditation isn’t granted until the first class graduates. How will this impact me, if at any?
One of the biggest, though it's mentioned frequently (you just didn't list it), is rotation sites, and if you'll need to move for them. Also whether or not they've had student before even if from other schools.
The accreditation in this case will not affect you at all.