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Albany v. Drexel v. NYMC

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Corndog67, May 9, 2007.

Which has better program/hospital?

  1. Albany

    13 vote(s)
    14.1%
  2. Drexel

    43 vote(s)
    46.7%
  3. NYMC

    36 vote(s)
    39.1%
  1. Corndog67

    Corndog67 Second Job=Garden Gnome 2+ Year Member

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    Only comparing the quality of the schools and their hospitals which would be better to attend? I already have my opinions of the areas they're in.
     
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  3. ClockworkDoc

    ClockworkDoc 7+ Year Member

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    Damn, this is a hard one.

    Reminds me of:

    Vanilla v. Chocolate v. Strawberry
     
  4. ropeadope1983

    ropeadope1983 2+ Year Member

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    I liked many things about NYMC and I think that in many ways it has suffered from bad vibes students have about it that gets passed down from one application cycle to the next (somewhat unfairly tarnishing its reputation). I can say that I would have been very happy to go there if not for the cost of living, cost of tuition, long distance from where I am now, and negative thoughts associated with having to move to downtown NYC for M3 and M4. The facitlities are excellent (I'd almost say that the quality of their facilities rivals that of any top-tier medical school) and there are many excellent opportunities available to you no matter what you want to do if you choose to go there (I just personally think it is not for me).
     
  5. Old ortho

    Old ortho 2+ Year Member

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    I agree. NYMC > Drexel > Albany. NYMC has better facilitiies and match lists than the other two.

    Having said that, I think all three schools are better than their reputation. Too bad they are on the east coast, where there are so many great schools like Harvard, Columbia, Hopkins, Duke, Yale, Cornell, Mt. Sinai etc. You are being compared to the best.
     
  6. AnthonyNY

    AnthonyNY "Ant, you're 'that guy'." 2+ Year Member

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    i've been accepted to both Drexel and NYMC, and declined to interview at Albany. Finding myself in the same circumstances as you, i've chosen Drexel.

    Drexel has a pretty nice match though, in terms of getting into "competitive" specialties and university affiliated hospitals, if thats something you're looking for. over the past two years (05 &06) they've put 28 people into ortho surg, 5 into derm, 7 optho etc.
     
  7. AnthonyNY

    AnthonyNY "Ant, you're 'that guy'." 2+ Year Member

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    agreed...

    also, IMO: Drexel = NYMC > Albany
     
  8. AnthonyNY

    AnthonyNY "Ant, you're 'that guy'." 2+ Year Member

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    Edit: repost of above. sorry:rolleyes:
     
  9. desout777

    desout777 New Member 5+ Year Member

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  10. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

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    Gonna echo everyone above, either NYMC or Drexel. I "chose" NYMC in the end, but I think Drexel definitely has its perks.
     
  11. Corndog67

    Corndog67 Second Job=Garden Gnome 2+ Year Member

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    Funny thing is that I was leaning towards albany because all the schools seemed pretty similar, but the cost of living was lowest in Albany, and it has a smaller class size than the monstrous Drexel. Also, I didn't like how at the other two schools I might have to spend time elsewhere during the clinical years. I was just hoping for some validation by this. Obviously, I would take case western above all if I got in.
     
  12. FenderHM

    FenderHM Where there's a will... 7+ Year Member

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    the cost of living near/in NYC is offset by how fun and cool it is to live near/in NYC
     
  13. -Goose-

    -Goose- 10+ Year Member

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    nymc>drexel>>albany

    imho.
     
  14. NYMC > Drexel >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Albany

    My two best friends from undergrad are both in their first year (and dating), one at NYMC the other at Drexel. They actually both agree (even though the Drexel one loves Drexel) that NYMC gives a better education and more options...
     

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