1. cebublue

    Columbia vs University of Michigan

    Incredibly excited for med school and very torn about this decision. I know I can't go wrong either way. I am very interested in surgical subspecialties like OBGYN or maybe General surgery, but the fact is I haven't decided what specialty I'd like to go into so am really looking for the best...
  2. partypat

    NYU vs MSKCC vs NYP HPM Fellowship

    I'm a third year internal medicine resident who is looking to move to NYC for my HPM fellowship. I've been very fortunate to have interviewed at the palliative medicine fellowship programs for NYU, New York Presbyterian (Columbia+Cornell Bicampus), and Memorial Sloan Kettering. I know that I'm...
  3. synapsis123

    Wisconsin vs. Michigan vs. Columbia / Pitt (WL)

    Wisconsin Pros In-state tuition (40k/year), potential scholarship but haven’t received any more info yet Close to family Have guidance from current and former medical students here so it might be easier to find cool/good opportunities Familiar with Madison and know what to expect in terms of...
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    2020-2021 Columbia MS IHN Acceptance!

    Hi! Not sure if a thread for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle for Columbia's MS in Human Nutrition (IHN) existed but just wanted to share my news/thoughts! Completed/submitted my application 2-3 weeks ago and got an acceptance last week! Got a congratulatory phone call in the morning and an...
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    NYU 3-Year MD Prgram

    Hi guys! I'm so happy to be in the fortunate position of choosing between two amazing medical schools in NYC (NYU and Columbia) and I can't be more grateful for this amazing opportunity. While I loved both schools, one thing that's complicating my decision is the alleged competitive culture at...
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    Harvard (HST/Pathways) vs. Stanford vs. UCSF vs. Columbia

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    NYU vs. WASHU pre med post bacc program

    I’m considering both WASHU and NYU’s pre med post bacc programs. WASHU seems to have a good reputation that students and med schools alike value, but I’m nervous about going to live in St. Louis because of crime rates, etc. Thus, I began looking into NYU’s program which seems to have a similarly...
  8. Cindy

    USC vs. Columbia

    Hey guys, please help me decide whether USC or Columbia. I'm now studying in up-state New York, where have snow storms every year. I want to go to USC because of the warm weather and plenty of fun things to do. And the patient pool is big there. Obviously, the tuition is VERY expensive. My...
  9. wengerout

    3rd Year @ Columbia - AMA

    Used to be on SDN all the time, HMU with any quesitons you got and i'll answer as soon as I can.
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    Fordham vs. Columbia Postbacc

    I’ve been accepted into Columbia’s postbacc program. It seems great, but it’s VERY expensive. Around $80,000 for the two years (which I can pay for but yikes). Fordham also has a postbacc which is significantly cheaper. But I can’t seem to get a good sense of how much of an advantage I would be...
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    Columbia vs Cornell

    Frankly, I’m really excited about both these schools and feeling very torn. Right now my interests lie somewhere between emergency medicine, ob/gyn and surgery - so basically I’m all over the map and frankly very open to having my mind changed over the next four years. I am interested in doing...
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    Postbac VS 2nd Degree

    Hello All. I'm theoretically starting Columbia's Premed Postbac this week but have been having huge reservations considering the financial burden (in the accelerated track, it'll cost me ~$80,000 and 18 months). I'm not necessarily concerned with the academics, but an additional $80,000 worth...
  14. S

    UNC (OOS) vs. Pitt (IS)

    Hey everyone. I was blessed to be accepted into 5 dental schools. UNC, Columbia, Pitt, Temple and Rutgers. I initially made a decision to choose UNC based on 3 major factors that I was considering (Cost, Name and Weather and location). However, after more research on ADEA book and on this...
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    Radiology interview swap 2018 2019

    I was looking for a current interview swap thread for this cycle and seems like we don't have one yet. So here it is! Looking to swap 11/5 interview at Columbia (DR) for any later date. If you are in NYC or if you think you can make it on 11/5 please please let me know. I would really...
  18. MedSmithie

    In the Area Notification Etiquette- How far should you be, and should you mention which school?

    Hello all, I have received an II in the NYC area for September, and I am a bit confused by the conflicting advice on the internet regarding In the Area emails/calls. I go to school about 5 hours from NYC, and the train is expensive. I know that this is nothing compared to students who have to...
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    BSN Student applying to Post Baccs

    Hi so I just graduated from nursing school and am wanting to go back to a post bacc so I can hopefully can go to med school. I will end with around a 3.5 gpa and lots of healthcare experience from nursing school. I did get two cs as a freshman in biology and chemistry but have improved my grades...
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    Columbia Post-bacc? Do I have a chance?

    Hi all, I am interested in Columbia’s post-bacc program due to their multiple linkage programs. However, my undergrad GPA is low and I am obviously worried that I’ll immediately be weeded out because of this. I graduated from a top 20 public university (full tuition scholarship) with a 3.13...
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    Deciding between Columbia and Brandeis Post Bacc

    I just got accepted to both Columbia and Brandeis post bacc programs today. I heard some bad things about Columbia and not a whole lot on Brandeis. Can anyone with experiences in any of these programs or any knowledge about these programs chime in and let me know what they think?
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    Columbia Institute of Human Nutrition M.S. Program

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone else was accepted to this program for the 2018-2019 class or if anyone else has completed/currently in this program? I’ve tried looking all over SDN but couldn’t find any actual students in this program currently. I really wanted to ask a few questions...
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    DrPH Columbia DrPH SMS Program

    Can anyone that was admitted to this program provide me some more info the types of applicants they look for? What made you stand out? Years of work experience? GPA? GRE?
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    Penn vs. Columbia

    From my last post I ended up choosing to go to Upenn, but I just got accepted to Columbia. I really like both schools but the only big difference that I could come up with for me personally would be Philly>NYC, and Penn is cheaper due to scholarship I got from them. Anyone chosen one over the...
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    Best MHA Program (Return on Investment)

    Curious to get some opinions. Rankings aside, which MHA program offers the best return on investment? I understand each offers unique opportunities and a lot of it depends on what you put into it. But are there certain programs that have established networks for launching students into stronger...
  27. K

    NYC Biostatistics Programs

    Hello all, I am planning on applying to MS (not MPH) in Biostatistics programs for next fall and am trying to land myself in NYC. Does anyone have any opinions on the quality of the various programs in the city? Which are worth the application? As of now I am aware of programs at Columbia...
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    Columbia Fall 2018!

    A thread for all who have committed to Columbia PH grad programs for the Fall 2018 semester!
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    Columbia vs Penn State-Jefferson 7 year PMM BS/MD Medical Program

    Hey everyone! I’m a high school senior and I’d really appreciate some advice. I want to go to medical school and become a doctor. I need help deciding between my two top options: Columbia University (CC) and a 7 year med program between Penn State University and Sidney Kimmel Medical College...
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    MA/MS Psychology MA - Columbia U.

    Hi all - I'm not sure if I'm posting this to the right forum because I've never posted before... I was just accepted to the psych. in education (clinical psych.) MA program at Teacher's college at Columbia U. I have heard mixed reviews on this program and wondered if anyone here could share...
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    Columbia vs Northwestern

    Longtime lurker, finally made an account to ask this. Columbia + NYC Northwestern + Chicago Location is not a big deal for me, but I am open to opinions about Chicago vs NYC. Diversity is important. CoA is not a factor. What else should I consider? Thanks in advance!
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    Columbia IHN Masters program vs. Georgetown SMP

    I recently was accepted into both the Columbia IHN MS in human Nutrition Program as well as Georgetown Special Masters Program in physiology. I applied to med schools this cycle, but I have not gotten in anywhere yet. I was wondering which of these two programs would be most helpful at getting...
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    Masters Programs

    Prior to applying to medical schools, I am pursuing a Masters program. I've gotten into Masters programs at Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford. I am currently at Stanford so I am really familiar with the community- but does anyone have any insight or opinions on...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS NYU & Columbia 2018

    Has anyone heard back from NYU or Columbia yet?
  35. charcot bouchard

    Columbia, Penn, UCLA and debt

    I was fortunate enough to be admitted to all 3 of these schools yesterday. They are among my top choices for where I should attend school. I know I am a ways away from making this decision, but I am quite sure I want to specialize, possibly in OMFS. UCLA is substantially cheaper and that is...
  36. charcot bouchard

    Grads of Columbia, Penn or UCLA...

    Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be accepted into some amazing dental schools with Columbia, UPenn, and UCLA being among my favorites. As I am considering where I enroll, I wanted to ask graduates of these schools if the debt was worth attending that school. Columbia and Penn are very...
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    Columbia Ophthalmology Residency / Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    Hey Ophtho applicants, Columbia residents here! Our program has undergone a number of substantive changes in the past few years, so we thought we’d reach out in the medium we remember using as med students ourselves. Major changes include an increase from 3 to 4 residents per year with the...
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    Columbia: 6 credits of math..?

    Hey guys, Quick question. @Ari Rezaei, you might know this... I saw that for Columbia, you need 6 credits of mathematics. Does biostatistics count as a mathematics credit? I took an accelerated Calculus I course that was only 4 credits, and that is all I have taken because that is all I need as...
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    Possible to get into Columbia dental school?

    Hello all, I'll be enrolling in a masters program before applying to dental school. I'm currently studying for the DAT right now, which I'll be taking next year if I am ready (not taking it unless I'm scoring a 25+ on DAT bootcamp). Assuming I do end up with a high DAT score, do I have a shot...
  40. Don Kim

    Dental students! What makes top schools special?

    Hi guys! I just want to get a discussion going about some of the top dental schools (UCLA, UCSF, Michigan, Harvard, Columbia, Penn, etc), and I would love to hear some of the experiences from actual dental students from each school, or anyone who is knowledgeable in this area. Basically, what...