I am feeling a bit in the dark about the whole fifth semester deal. I would really appreciate if those who have made it through could share experiences or pros and cons they found about their location. I've HEARD that Miami is low key and you only spend 10-15 hours a week at the hospital, I've heard that Baltimore is tougher and that is about it. Thanks in advance.

I am considering Baltimore for rotations and I like a challenge--BUT I would also like some time to study for the step, without taking extra time off.