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Baylor or UT Southwestern?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by gamot, Jan 30, 2000.

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  1. gamot

    gamot Junior Member

    Nov 28, 1999
    Please help me decide!
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  3. DOPhD student

    DOPhD student Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    somewhere on earth
    Don't know much about Baylor. Only visited the school once. The facilities seemed old and out-dated. On the other hand, I visited UT Southwestern numerous times and continue to do so. The school is great in every way: great research programs, prestigious, and very competitive. If I were you, I would select UT Southwestern as my Alma Mater as it boasts around 10 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty. On the other hand, de Bakey is the famous heart surgeon at Baylor.

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  4. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    UT Southwestern.

    It'll save you a bundle of money for the same, if not better, education.

    Tim of New York City.
  5. pjhouston

    pjhouston Junior Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    houston,TX, USA
    On the Baylor side, it is a huge advantage to finish your basic sciences in 1 1/2 years. You get to start clinical rotations early, which means you finish early and have plenty of time to take electives. This adds up to giving you more time to figure out what type of residency to pursue and maybe to do a little research to spiff up your applications.
    I was able to take 3 radiology electives, a month off to study for the boards, and two months vacation during my clinical years and still finished all my required course work by November of Senior year.
    Good luck deciding. I've only heard good things about Southwestern. You'll do well at either one.
  6. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 1999
    Columbia, MO, USA
    I loved Baylor. Most of the students are very happy there. It is not cut-throat and encourages a friendly atmosphere among med students. You are treated like a person, and not like a "non-human student."

    Both schools are good. Texas is a great place to live!

    James Henderson, MD
    Baylor Class of 1998
    editor of http://www.medicalstudent.net

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