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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by honsano, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. honsano

    honsano Senior Member
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    Feb 7, 2001
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    hi, i am a highschool senior and i was just accepted into a med program provided by a college in chicago. with this program, i am automatically accepted into medical school as long as i graduate college with a gpa of abouve like a 3.5. the med. school is Chicago Medical School which is decent but i am not sure whether or not i should accept this offer. i am wondering whether having the security of knowing i am accepted into a medical school is really worth it. would this security with a mediocre school be worth it or do you think i should scrap it and take the traditional route. hoping maybe to get accepted into a better med. school.
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  3. honsano,
    I dont know if i can help or not but i am up and waiting for a phone call so i will reply.
    I think it depends on your personality. if your the kind of student who is going to bust your butt and be another 4.0 student you'll be ok. if your going to jack around during your undergraduate years and end up w/ a 3.4 like myself, i would take the less stressful way.
    Is there an opportunity to apply to a different med school if you get your undergrad from chicago and you "change your mind". i would not see how they could lock you into that school only. hell, if you are automatically in and never have to take the mcat, go for it. I would rather have bamboo shoots shoved under my nails than to have taken that test :D .

    how'd you do in high school? top 2-3% then your more than likely to bust butt at undergrad as well. i was a slacker back then and still am.
  4. Weeble

    Weeble Senior Member
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    Nov 2, 2001
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    You know what's kind of funny... For the record, I've actually had bamboo shoots (well, 2x4 splinters) shoved under my fingernails, and I'm still pretty undecided as to which is worse! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by BlameItOnTheNurse:
    <strong> I would rather have bamboo shoots shoved under my nails than to have taken that test :D .

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
  5. weeble,
    i had a pencil size piece of plywood shoved into my wrist. had to have surgery to remove it. i would rather go through the surgery again than take the test. hell, if you have a hot nurse and you cant move your hand to bath...well, you know who takes care out that. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  6. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member
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    I was in a similiar position as a graduating high school senior. This is a difficult decision especially because you are so young. I would say that if you would demand to match in ultra-competetitive residencies at the very-best institutions, you may want to turn down the guaranteed acceptance at the Chigago school and go the traditional route, hoping to get into a more prestigious school.

    By the way, where would you go to college if you turned down the guaranteed college/medschool deal? What are the financial aspects of the situation like?

    Most importantly, you have to consider whether you will be happy at Chicago school for the duration of the program. Only you can decide that. In the end, I decided to go the traditional route and I am very happy. Good luck, and feel free to private message or email me if you want to discuss further.

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