Re: Tampa vs. Ft. Lauderdale NSU
Posted by shAArk on February 13, 2013, 2:17 pm, in reply to "Tampa vs. Ft. Lauderdale NSU"
I was accepted to both programs last year. I ended up choosing Fort Lauderdale for a few reasons, but they may not weigh as heavily with everyone. |
1) I was coming from a good-sized university, so the big university campus feeling was more familiar than the office building campus of the Tampa program.
2) The anatomy lab at Tampa is virtual, which is cool for people who want to avoid cadavers. At Fort Lauderdale, there is an awesome cadaver lab. I'm a hands-on learner, so that was attractive to me.
3) I connected with the faculty and students at Fort Lauderdale right away on my interview day. I also met some other parents of with young kids like mine (built-in friends).
4) Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Most of that probably doesn't matter, in the end. We're in clinical/classroom hybrid mode now, and I'm sure we were all just as prepared for the OR when we started clinical time in January. Last I heard, ~70% of dual-admits choose Ft Lauderdale, but that doesn't mean it was a better choice. That's something you have to decide for yourself.