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Thread: MD5---Carbondale Illinois or Michigan as Ohio is closed down

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    MD5---Carbondale Illinois or Michigan as Ohio is closed down

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    I need guidance from present MD5 students in Carbondale and Michigan about the selection of MD5 location as Ohio is no more available from coming September.
    Please guide me which location will be suitable for me (I am Canadian/Torontonian) in terms of :
    1. Room conditions
    2. Availability of food
    3. Transport facility
    4. Study environment
    5. Education facilities
    6.Civic facilities in Town

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    that sucks, what happened to ohio?

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    go carb u got the uni to study

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    do michigan. everything is walking distance and the locals are much more friendly. it has great scenery which is rather quiet so it is conducive to studying. toronto is also much closer

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    After considering all Pros and Cons Finally I decided Michigan.
    My decision is based on the following factors:
    1.Earlier discussion threads-----mostly recommended Michigan for Canadians---- Houmd, PnS11, McNasty and Umair Qureshi
    2. Winter weather---- It will not allow to enjoy the Carbondale Town's activities/attractions rather most of the time I will be compelled to stay in room. (like Michigan)
    3. I prefer home-made food so it will be easier to drive back home and bring down food every 3rd week as Fridge size is small.
    4. Just 5 hours drive from home to Michigan centre.
    5. Will be able to attend some family functions and religious gatherings at home.
    6. Parents may also pay visit sometimes.
    I know I will miss Carbondale facilities like library, two professors presence at site, better computer labs/ lecture halls, Occasional Hospital visits (ICM), all my US class fellows, Big town facilities and attractions BUT I will get more time to focus on USMLE step 1 preparations and develop SELF-STUDY habits.
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    Just a heads up, if you're planning on spending so much time in your room then I recommend heading there a day or two early to make sure that you get a room with a window facing outside! (Since ohio is no longer an option I think you'll be having more people going to michigan than usual, so it may benefit to beat the crowd)

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    this current class is all going to carbondale. there are fewer than 10-15 going to michigan. so michigan shouldn't be too crowded at all.

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