The U of R versus Stony Brook debate is still very close in my mind. Here are the main factors I’m considering:
U of R
+ Possibility of living at home, thus decreasing my exorbitant debt.
+ Even if I don’t live at home, having certain conveniences nearby.
+ A much better academic reputation (36th best research in the nation, 21st best primary care.)
+ Better psychiatry and neurology programs.
+ Slightly better curriculum.
- 37,000 a year, resulting in 128,000 in debts by the end of med school.
- The singles branch is pretty sparse. There are less than 50 young single adults around.
+ Tuition is “only” 19,000
+ Close proximity to NYC for entertainment.
+ A comparable singles branch, but close to NYC singles wards.
- Good reputation, but barely in top 50.
I need to make this decision pretty quick, so chime in if you have any particular expertise, or if you’re just opinionated.