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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by weathertalk, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. weathertalk

    weathertalk 5+ Year Member

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    To anyone more familiar with Baylor than I am....

    How generous is Baylor when it comes to financial aid for out of staters? Texans get a great deal and I'm jealous! Are all grants need based, or do they occasionally give them out to lure students as well?

    Also... does anyone have any news on the new Baylor Hospital (the one they're planning on building)?

    Also... regarding grades. I know that Baylor has honors/HP/P/marginal pass/Fail, but a thread from a few years ago said that students weren't explicitly ranked except for scholarship reasons. Is this the case? I'd rather not have to worry about my dean's letter saying "weathertalk is the 150th best person in a class of 170"
     
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  3. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    dude the place is pretty cheap for OOSers...
     
  4. trevagandalf

    trevagandalf 7+ Year Member

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    You can always apply for in state residency after a few years...
     
  5. EBI831

    EBI831 legend in the making 7+ Year Member

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    it's only pretty cheap when you compare it to other med schools. but realistically >20k a year is freakin' expensive and thus all med schools are expensive especially for ppl who went to college for free or went in state for about half of that. so yes it is relatively cheap but i am with the OP when he/she wonders about merit aid etc to save his/her pockets.
     
  6. WhyIsThisSoHard

    WhyIsThisSoHard 2+ Year Member

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    If I remember correctly from my interview, I believe that OOS students apply for and are generally given a big scholarship for the first year, and then are elegible for resident status. But, I am not a Baylor student, so I'm not exactly an authority on the issue. Good luck!
     
  7. weathertalk

    weathertalk 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks for your replies. Baylor is about 25k if you include fees. While this is pretty cheap compared to the other schools I've gotten into, it's still not something my parents and I can pay out of pocket.

    At any rate...

    Anyone have info on the grading system? Honestly, the biggest thing holding me back about Baylor is that a ranking system+honors/high pass etc. seems to make the atmosphere less pleasant no matter what the school.
     
  8. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    you do have grades, but that portion of the curriculum is only a year and a half...so less time to be stressed about it? Remember that preclinical grades are not extremely important.
     
  9. Critical Mass

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    The reason why Baylor was my first choice was because of the cost either in-state or oos. I wouldn't worry about it. 20K is still damn cheap for the quality of your education.
     
  10. AZhopeful

    AZhopeful Natural Killer Cell Physician 10+ Year Member

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    The rankings DO exist, but they are completely unknown to the actual students. They're just used for AOA purposes; that's pretty much it.

    (what i was told on my interview)
     
  11. EBI831

    EBI831 legend in the making 7+ Year Member

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    they also count for scholarships b/c according to some students on sdn keeping scholarship requires staying in the top % of the class.
     

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