To make a long story less long, I ended up choosing the cheaper closer option. Due to the strong collaborative partnerships between the school and statewide teaching hospitals and other clinical facilities, individuals seeking healthcare services from IU School of Medicine faculty receive the highest quality care that reflects advances in medical research.
Further, even if a program does not exist at a particular school, most schools have the resources to offer the basic sciences and beyond and will give you access to pre-medical advisors or committees if you take enough credits and demonstrate you intend to apply to medical school.
Although the actual beginnings of the medical school at Salerno are unknown, it was likely begun by Benedictine monks around 900 AD. As medical schools did not exist at this time, the school was not founded so much as it developed over time into a formal institution.
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