Originally Posted by TheToothsayer
Both schools are phenomenal. You will get a premier education at either institution. However, the Harvard name cannot be matched. Even if you open up shop in the most saturated market, your Harvard name will win you patients before they even see you or your clinical abilities. Harvard will also, arguably, give you a better clinical experience. Going to Harvard is not something that should be second guessed. You will be among the best. The friends you will make will help you down the road. Harvard has the highest specialization rate. That being said, your GD standing will make you special among the Harvard crowd.
Both schools are top, but you ought to attend Harvard. Don't look back. Even controlling for price, you cannot not argue this one.
actually based on their reputations, UOP is the much stronger clinical school whereas Harvard is known for emphasizing research...
However, with only 35 students at Harvard, you will be able to specialize in whatever you want...whereas at UOP you will likely need to be in the top 10 or at least top 20 to land a competitive specialty...