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    TOURO com NY, or AUC

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    I alredy have my down payment for sept 2011 in at AUC. I just got a call from Touro COM, NY and I'm in there as well. I alwase heard that US DO > FM school. I did not like New York when i was there for the interview, I am more a small town boy than a NY city boy. I have never been to AUC or St. Maartin and it will be a stab in the dark. I assume it will be more my style as islands tend to be more chill overall. I have $1600 to AUC alredy and it will be 2k more to hold my spot in NY. One factor is I am married and NY would allow my wife to come and stay with me and work, she is an RN. On the down side, I think med school might be a battle better faught alone on the island. What would you guys do?

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    I would look at the match lists of the respective schools and compare them.

    Without doing that research myself, I'd probably opt for DO over carib MD these days.
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    no match list for touro, opened in 2007

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    So I take it this school is not a sister school of Touro, CA & Touro, NV? I'd wager my money that a new DO school gets better residency placements than an established Carib School. You may not like NY, but you may not like St. Martin either. Go where you'll have more opportunities open to you in the future (NY!)

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    Are you joking? Take the DO route! You will have a much easier time at TOURO, they are an established program (even though the NY site is new) with a good reputation. Just imagine scoring higher on the steps and losing out on a desired position come match time to someone with much lower stats who graduated from an AOA program. GO DO!

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    DO. Immediately, if not sooner.

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    AUC hands down. The power of the MD lives on. Touro college is a joke. It started out as a technical school and hasn't gotten too far since. Since it's new, it can't possibly offer as much as AUC, which has been doing it's thang since 1978. I rather not go anywhere at all than go the DO Route, let alone Touro DO.
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    Hope you're joking

    This isn't even a question: if you plan to live and practice in the states, any DO school that takes you, you say "thank you - where do I pay my tuition?" and you go!

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    We actually had one student here who started at AUC in Jan 2009 after transferring from Touro NY COM (she was at Touro for one semester and did not like the program). She said she has been happier with the education here and ended up doing very well on the boards. But keep in mind that although you might be better prepared at AUC, going to an AOA school (even a brand new one like Touro NY) will most likely give you a better chance once you apply for residency.

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    I would choose AUC. If I went the DO route I dont think I would feel like I was done or that I did what I set out to do, but thats just me, no offense to anyone.

    I havent gone through the process of applying for residency so talk to people that have, but from the people I know, if you do well, you can get to where you want to be by coming here.

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