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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by flaahless, May 12, 2008.

  1. flaahless

    flaahless 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    May 15th is on Thursday. Am I the only that still completely undecided? I have NO CLUE how to choose a school by then and I'm terrified! :scared:
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  3. dArroway

    dArroway Gettin' my hood on 2+ Year Member

    UCSF, seriously man, that is an absolute dream...
  4. flaahless

    flaahless 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    You see, that's why this whole thing is difficult to me. This whole process has been a dream. I only really know 1 physician. He was a DO I shadowed two summers ago. No one in my family is a doctor so my perspective on the field is pretty limited. I mean, for me to just get here is a total dream. I'm just happy I got accepted. I tried to rank both schools but that doesn't work because my rubric doesn't go that high. So choosing between there and Vandy is incredibly tough because they are both so freaking awesome. It's like choosing between between Halle Berry in Swordfish and a Denise Richards in Starship Troopers. :confused:

    EDIT: Or better yet, it's like I've been riding bicycles my entire life and all of a sudden someone gives me a Bentley and a Rolls Royce and tells me to choose. I have no idea which one to pick because I'm just excited to have a car.

    I had to switch the analogy before the thread become too lewd.
  5. med11

    med11 5+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    I'd take Halle Barry and UCSF
  6. zpiff

    zpiff Spaceman 10+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2007
    Take Halle Berry and Denise Richards and leave the med schools :D
  7. SBBunny

    SBBunny coffee bunny 5+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2005
    Both options you have are freaking amazing... so no matter what you choose, you win! There is truly NO wrong choice that you can make! Just pick a school and don't look back.

    Someone posted a little coin trick a while ago (wish I remembered who): Flip a coin and see how it lands. Say that heads means you go to UCSF and tails means Vanderbilt. How does the coin turn out? If you find yourself wishing it had gone the other way, then you know what to choose. If you're happy with the coin flip, then go with it! Good luck making your decision and congratulations on your success :)
  8. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    keira knightley and vanderbilt
  9. BlackDr2b

    BlackDr2b JESUS DID IT, NOT ME!!! 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Chocolate City!
    Sanaai Lathan and Vanderbilt or Leah Remini and Vanderbilt! :laugh: Either way it goes bro, I say Vandy and congrats. :thumbup:
  10. Deac27

    Deac27 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Go for UCSF so I can take your spot at Vandy :)
  11. flaahless

    flaahless 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Yo thanks a grip. I really think I'm going to do that.
  12. RPedigo

    RPedigo Physician Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Los Angeles, California
    You know, if you decide to go to Vandy... make sure in your withdrawal letter you mention that there's this one kid who would be a great replacement for your seat :D

    ...and if you do go to UCSF, sneak my application into the accepted pile :laugh:
  13. nhtreehugger

    nhtreehugger 2+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Los Angeles
    flaahless, don't make me hit you.

    And I mean that in the most friendly, classmatey way possible *hugs*
  14. dArroway

    dArroway Gettin' my hood on 2+ Year Member

    LOL, yea I feel you, which ever one you pick you'll never know if the other one was the better choice. I think money would be an issue and also if you want to stay in cali any longer... also if your family is in CA then that may be an issue too (to stay near or even get away LOL). I would think Nashville would be a huge change! Which ever you pick I think you'll find a lot of success:)
  15. frikarika

    frikarika RADIOHEAD 5+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Planet Telex
    is this really worthy of its own thread???

    What the hell...Adriana Lima + UCSF, can't be beat.
  16. DrLuigi

    DrLuigi 2+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    Keira Knightley and UCSF
  17. patzan

    patzan Waiting for March 20th 7+ Year Member

    Take Vandy hands down.
  18. Dawktah Rawkah

    Dawktah Rawkah Stone Cold Chillin' 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Flaahless - best of luck w/ the decision, man. it's gonna be a helluva next few days. things are still up in the air for me, too. i would have said ucsf all the way ... but they sent me this skimpy little envelope awhile back so yeah, they slipped a little in my book ... but i'm not bitter :)

    Halle Berry for sure.

    Go w/ your gut and you'll be in good shape. stay up and let us know what you decide. Word.
  19. doinmybest5840

    doinmybest5840 5+ Year Member

    May 17, 2007
    Make lists of the pros and cons and see which lists are longer. It could help.
  20. The Doctor

    The Doctor EMH Mark I 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    I went to Vandy for four years and enjoyed it, but I think I'd vote for UCSF here.
  21. AUD

    AUD 7+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Do what the engineers do: QFD.
  22. Great 08

    Great 08 2+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    West side
    :thumbup: There you go flaahless!!! Did you get a full ride to ucsf too? Because that would be the only reason I could think of that you would be having this dilemma.
  23. surfstarj

    surfstarj 2+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Problem with this thread is that it's not going to help you decide. You're going to have pretty much equal response for both schools because they're both just awesome.

    Personally, I'd choose UCSF because I'd rather live in San Francisco than Tennessee.

    Good luck deciding!

    p.s. if you'd like to tell me UNC or UConn that'd be good, too. ;)
  24. TouchOfGrey

    TouchOfGrey It kinda suits me anyway. 5+ Year Member

    Dec 27, 2007

    If you have never lived in Northern Cali, you are missing out. It is truly a very special place. San Fran is a world class, very diverse city. It has everything one could want in a city, as well as being aesthetically really beautiful. It's close to Napa Valley, the redwoods, Lake Tahoe, and the beach.
    What more can you ask for?

    Having lived in Tennessee, I can safely say...skip it, holmes.

    As far as schools go, UCSF is internationally heralded, but you know this.

    If the idea is graduating with no debt or minimal debt, well, don't make your decision based on that. You'll pay that $hit off in no time.

    The choice is clear.
  25. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    San Fran = expensive. I'd go to the school where you'll go the least into debt. In the long run, that's one of the things that will have mattered the most.
  26. inkare

    inkare 5+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    UCSF and Vandy are both AWESOME choices, I wish I was in your shoes. I would personally choose UCSF but thats because I have strong ties to NorCal. You should probably ask people who were in your shoes and see what criteria they used to make their final decision. I've seen one fellow SDNer (AlaskaGrown), who had tons of options for med school (Harvard, JHU, UCSF, Yale, Duke) and chose Vanderbilt over all of them. You should probably consult with him see how he made his decision.
  27. taponthecloud

    taponthecloud 5+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    New England
    Being from SoCal, I can't stand Parnassus...
  28. Gpan

    Gpan 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    are you kidding me? Denise Richards fo sure. Definitely UCSF.

    Ok Answer these questions real fast:

    What do you like: Ferrari or Geo Metro?
    Who do you like: sexy girls or fat michael moore?
    Where do you wanna live: in a palace or in a dog house?
    Which would you prefer: vomit or double cheese burger
    What do you like: driving a Apache helicopter or riding piggyback on michael moore?
    when do you like: summer in Italy or summer in Sahara?
    where do you like: being kissed on lips or being kicked in groins?
    Which do you like going to awesome UCSF or going to suckass Vandy?
    Where do you wanna live: in Hawaii or in homeless shelter?
    Which would you prefer: vomit or double serving of fat?

  29. SaveThisLabRat

    SaveThisLabRat $700 Billion Dollar Woman 2+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    California *\o/*
    Don't Go To Usc.

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