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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Vonnegut1, May 29, 2008.

  1. Vonnegut1

    Vonnegut1 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    So I have a bit of a dilemma. I am trying to decide between going to Trinity College Dublin and Creighton University. Both schools have their perks. Creighton is in the U.S. (which saves a lot of headaches and is a pretty good school), but TCD is an absolutely amazing school. I was just in Ireland and saw the campus (amazing) and the program seems really strong. So I guess my question to anyone who cares is what you think about this. I am really on the fence here and could use any and all advice one may have. Thanks in advance. Cheers.
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  3. VneZonyDostupa

    VneZonyDostupa PGY-4 (ID Fellow) 7+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Is Trinity one of the 4-year programs, or 5-year? That might make a difference. I think it's 4, but I can't remember. Also, how much of a difference in loan amounts will there be? It would be nice to be certified to practice in the EU, but I believe you have to take another ceritifcation exam beyond the USMLE to practice in the USA if you graduate from Trinity, can't remember if they waive that or not.
  4. scarletgirl777

    scarletgirl777 7+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
  5. Vonnegut1

    Vonnegut1 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    It is a five year program total. I believe the loans will amount to about 120 grand more than Creighton when all is said and done (that is if the dollar is still crap.) So those are definitely factors that I am going to take into account. The thing that worries me is trying to match competitively in the U.S. (which is ultimately where I want to live.) Ahh decisions decisions...
  6. flip26

    flip26 2+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2007
  7. Gut Shot

    Gut Shot 10+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2003
    So your proposal is to spend $120,000 (before interest) and an extra year of your life in order to hamstring your chances in the match. While you're at it, why not shoot out your knees, cut off a hand and gouge out an eye? Here's a piece of advice: if you go to Ireland, stay there.
  8. cpants

    cpants Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Flip is right. Even if Creighton cost twice as much as Trinity, you should go there. If you have any plans to do residency in the US, it is just crazy to go to med school abroad while holding a US acceptance. The fact that Creighton will cost you less is just icing on the cake.

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