I can't decide between these two. I'm an international student btw.
I'd choose York if I went to HYMS (as I have the option since I'm international).
Biggest problem for me is idk if I'd prefer PBL or more traditional style of teaching. HOW ARE YOU MEANT TO KNOW? But I feel more top unis are traditional or integrated.
Sheffield pros and cons:
City- more diverse, access to many things, but also busy, smelly- although Sheffield has many open spaces alongside it's city
Massive year group (230+)- good or bad?
Older med school- history and reputation e.g. Nobel Prize Winners
HYMS pros and cons:
Small teaching group- only 70 at each uni per year
York was very scenic/beautiful
Small city- may be boring potentially, but safe
You have to move between 5 cities from years 3 and onwards for clinical placements
Fairly new med school- good and bad?
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