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Albert Einstein- effect of affiliation with a religious institution

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by saa09, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. saa09

    saa09 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    I was thinking about applying to Albert Einstein. I already knew that there was some religious connection, but after checking out the website I found out that it's affiliated with an orthodox Jewish institution. Does anyone know if this can have any effect on a potential non-Jewish medical student, other than the library is closed as a certain time on saturday? For the record, I'm not considering any other schools with a religious affiliation
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  3. brsboarder

    brsboarder 10+ Year Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Shouldn't have an effect. My best friend (catholic) attends and he has no issues.
  4. AmoryBlaine

    AmoryBlaine the last tycoon 7+ Year Member

    May 1, 2006
    To the best of my knowledge, none of the "religious" schools besides Loma Linda have any policies that would be objectionable to the average student.

    At LL I have heard rumors of compulsory chapel attendance.
  5. shevie

    shevie 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    I think the library is closed on saturdays. so is the gym.
  6. BigRedder

    BigRedder Passing Gas 5+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Aside from what has already been mentioned, there is no real consequence to the Yeshiva affiliation. However, from what I've heard, there have been a few decent Jewish doctors in the past, so it might be a good thing.
  7. SirGecko

    SirGecko Go Navy 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    This reminds me of the Daily Show's jewish meter they had a couple weeks ago when the candidate were giving speaches about Israel. (I think? I don't remember exactly where the speached were; anyway they are Jewish centric pandering speaches) The top rank was "My son, the doctor, ..." which I though was pretty funny.
  8. Lacheln

    Lacheln Cavorting in the Hills 10+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    How does Einstein’s affiliation with an orthodox Jewish university affect my life?
    The food is kosher (plentiful and good) and the Library is closed from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday (except for the winter months when the Library is closed all day Saturday).

    From the AECOM website.
  9. BigRedder

    BigRedder Passing Gas 5+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Appropriately, the dialect of English that Jon Stewart uses when he is being 'Jewishy' is called "Yeshivish".
  10. ACSurgeon

    ACSurgeon Acute Care Surgeon Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    One thing that I would caution anyone entering a medical school that has a majority of a certain ethnic or religious background is feeling like you don't fit in, or that the majority of students form a network that you are excluded from. I am not speaking about this school in particular, but from what peers told me about attending other medical/dental schools with a strong religious or ethnic presence. I don't think this is true of catholic schools, since many students in catholic schools are hardly observant of catholic teachings...
  11. boaz

    boaz shanah alef 7+ Year Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    bachelor pad
    I'm an Orthodox Jew and I don't think AECOM's Jewish affiliation makes any real difference other than the fact that the library is closed on Saturdays. The proportion of Orthodox Jewish students is a bit higher but I believe the majority of the students are not Orthodox Jews, let alone Jewish at all.
    Rumors of compulsory chapel or synagogue attendance are false.
  12. Green Apple

    Green Apple Defenestrator 5+ Year Member

    Does anyone know if Mount Sinai follows similar rules (library closed on Saturday, etc)?
  13. cgbg

    cgbg Eyes of Auslander 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    im almost certain they dont have such restrictions as their affiliation is not with orthodoxy.
  14. gplex86

    gplex86 5+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    New York
    The dean answers to a higher authority.
  15. dancinRN1022

    dancinRN1022 2+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    i think besides the kosher food/ and observing the sabbath...the school's religion will have no bearing on your life as a medical student...they also don't discriminate against other religions either... i was very active in my catholic church during undergrad and was on the board, and was vocal about it in my personal statement....and they accepted me.... it is illegal for a school to discriminate based on is a very diverse school located in new york u won't feel out of place whatever your religion/race...
  16. pntgrd

    pntgrd 7+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    "it is illegal for a school to discriminate based on religion."

    I don't think that is true. Schools like Loma Linda explicitly use religious criteria in their application questions and interviews.
  17. gplex86

    gplex86 5+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    New York
    Right. A public school, under state laws, probably cannot discriminate. But public institutions can do whatever they want with admissions.

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