• Please review the updated member agreement. Included is a new statement supporting the scientific method and evidence-based medicine. Claims or statements about disease processes should reference widely accepted scientific resources. Theoretical medical speculation is encouraged as part of the overall scientific process. However, unscientific statements that promote unfounded ideological positions or agendas may be removed.
Mar 27, 2011
10
0
Status
Pre-Medical
I'm pretty much set on Georgetown, but I just received notice I'm "high-priority" waitlisted there (even though classes start in 2 weeks o_O). I've received acceptance into BU MAMS and they require a response by the 26th. I really hope I get a response from Georgetown before then, but is it worth the waiting on and declining on BU MAMS for the prestige of Georgetown?

I have also heard that Boston is a great city to live in. I've visited D.C. and enjoyed it, but everybody just heaps praises onto Boston.

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer.
 

QQm

7+ Year Member
Apr 22, 2010
85
2
Status
Medical Student
Go with the sure thing; if Boston needs a response by tomorrow then take it and run. At this point, Georgetown might take a couple more people off their waitlist but it's definitely not something to put money on.

If you'd rather not torture yourself I'd go so far as to recommend withdrawing from Gtown; no point anguishing yourself over what might have been. Besides, for these reputable SMP-type programs, I'd argue that your success will depend much more on your performance and much less on the school name itself.

I understand that the Georgetown prestige would be nice, but at this point I'd strongly recommend going with the bird in hand.
 
Last edited:
About the Ads

the fairy

5+ Year Member
Apr 18, 2010
14
0
Status
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
I know it's the 26th right now, but I agree with everything QQm said. Good luck with your future!
 
Mar 27, 2011
10
0
Status
Pre-Medical
Thanks a lot guys for your responses. You just confirmed what I was thinking. Just formally accepted Boston.
 
About the Ads