LECOM-Erie or TOURO-NY???

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LECOM-Erie or TOURO-NY???

Postby justkiddn » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:04 am

I recently have been accepted into both LECOM and TOURO-NY. As of now these are the only medical schools I am considering and am having a real tough decision between the two. Below is a list of pros and cons that I have developed.

LECOM: Pros - 1. Well established (opened in early 90s). 2. Solid match list (55%-primary care and 45%-other specialties) 3. Plays a huge part in the community 4. secluded (easy to study) 5. Great faculty 6. Cheapest medical school in the country

Cons - 1. Not much to do in the town 2. I live in New Jersey and the only flight that goes directly there is from Phili-semi-inconvenient

TOURO-NY: Pros-1. It is in New York City 2. My family lives in central Jersey, and I went to undergrad in NYC. All my best friends will still be there 3. Good rotation experience with hospitals in NYC 4. Pretty much suits my lifestyle

Cons - 1. New and not well-established 2. During the interview the dean was really pushing the whole idea of family medicine (not that this is bad but a lot of us want to enter more specialized fields) 3. Will not see any sort of residency match

I have never seen a ranking system for DO schools, but there are not many of them. From what I've seen they all seem to be the same. I could be wrong however. Please give me any insight you might have on this decision. Thanks.
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Re: LECOM-Erie or TOURO-NY???

Postby obbobbo » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:41 am

I must admit that I don't know much about Touro-NY, but I do know a fair amount about LECOM and I would really consider going there. I have a few friends going there and they really like it. Plus, they do have a 93 or 94% first attempt pass rate on the COMLEX. I think that shows that they do a good job teaching you what you need to know to actually reach your goal.

I'm sure you would get a great education at either place. Good luck with your decision.
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Re: LECOM-Erie or TOURO-NY???

Postby chereeapland » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:56 pm

Did you choose a school? I have an interview at Touro NY and wanted to know if this school is worth flying so far away for. Thanks.
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Re: LECOM-Erie or TOURO-NY???

Postby Slyck » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:02 am

LEECOM is a perfect choice. My ex roomate was from there and he is finishing up his surgery residency now and is going into a vascular fellowship, and the others I met from there are also in surgery and are good residents. Also met many of their grads on the interview trail and they seemed happy and knew their stuff.
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