Anyone starting at UM (Miami) in August ?

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  1. scrubs41

    scrubs41 Member

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    I will be starting at UM in August, although I am very excited about the acceptance, I am a bit disappointed about where to live there (I am moving from out of town). Just spent a whole weekend there. The area around the school doesn't seem to be very safe. Area around Brickell is very nice but also very very expensive ($1800 for 1 bedroom apt a month) and there is a issue of driving.. same with Miami Beach...

    The two buildings (Domnion and Jackson) by the school are both full and does not have any room.

    Anyone in the same situation ?.. any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    8deuce Senior Member

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    Scrubs,

    you can get a nice apartment in south miami or kendall. Granted it is not close but the best way to get to Jackson/UM Med is to use the Metrorail. it takes about 20 min. to get from south miami/kendall to the med school.

    and if you want to drive it is still not that far away

    Brickell is way too expensive and so is Coral Gables.

    the area around the hospital is not exactly where you want to live either <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    hope this helped! :D
     
  4. Ibis

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    Scrubs,

    Didn't you ask the same question a month ago? I believe we mentioned that Kendall and S. Miami were more reasonable.....did you check it out?
     
  5. scrubs41

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    I did check Kendall and South Miami but people that I talked to down in Miami this weekend told me that both these locations would be a 'pain' when I am in my 3rd/4th year as the hours would be unpredictable and driving in would be a big problem since the Metro stops at midnight. When you say South Miami .. you not talking to South beach right !.. :) ...
     
  6. hndrx1a

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    Hey, Scrubs, check it out...2-3 blocks away from Jackson Hospital there's a historic neighborhood called Spring Gardens- it's like a small oasis, compaired to the neigborhoods around the medical campus...I've lived couple years here(in the company of judges, lawyers, & doctors)& feel rather safe...check"Bermuda House" apt's on the
    river-sign says they're leasing!
    By the way, Hurricanes rule! :D
     
  7. I am......they just dont know it yet

    Keeping this good topic at the top.
     
  8. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life

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    </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 am......they just dont know it yet

    Keeping this good topic at the top.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">HELLZ YEAH! So am I! Way to stay positive bro! So BlameIt, what are you gonna do for housing down in Miami? I think I'm gonna go rent me a phat lil condo off the beach!
     
  9. Papa,
    I would sleep on the streeet if they would just let me in. I haven't really had a chance to think about it yet.

    Maybe I'll be fortunate and find a nice sdn lady friend who will room w/ me. Still shopping for one of those.

    Think there might be a nurse who will let me stay at her place or something? Damn, i keep slipping up and telling everyone about my nurse fantasy. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    biotn

    Papa, in all seriousness, what do think you'll do. take a week of and scope out a place? Where do you live now?
     
  10. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life

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    </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>
    Papa, in all seriousness, what do think you'll do. take a week of and scope out a place? Where do you live now?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey BlameIt, if by some miracle they let me in, I'm gonna go down there and spend a couple of days checking places out. I wanna live close to the school, but not too close. I don't wanna live 30 minutes away either. I think if I could find a nice place that's about 10-15 minutes away, that'd be ideal. Like you, I'm just dying to get in though.
     
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    what do you think of coconut grove? a med student at UM told me that some med students live there...thanks :confused: :confused:
     
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    Im a first year medical student at UM right now. I just started reading these forums because i had a little break from school, so I thought I would throw my two cents in. I currently live on miami beach, and its a great location. Plenty to do, beautiful people, etc. I mean its south beach. Anyway the commute is great, in the morning i can get there in 10-15 minutes, and the afternoon a little more traffic but still usually 15 minutes or less. And you get to drive by the cruise ships and the million dollar houses everyday. The problem is when they have all the shows(especially the boat show) and festivals on the beach and it gets a little crowded. Otherwise, its one of the best places to live.

    I know at least 10-20 students that live on the beach. Others live on campus in dominion, the yacht club down the street, and other random places around school. Many also live in brickell, where it can get a little expensive. Finally, you can live down south or up north, but the traffic can get to you. Never taken the metro so I dont know how it is, but many people do take it.

    Hope this can help, you can send me a message if you have any more questions, and If im not too busy studying for cardio ill email you back. Good luck to everyone starting here next year. Youll love it.

    See ya.
     

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