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BU or SUNY downstate?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

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    Hi, I recently gratuated from boston university and was recently
    accepted into Both Boston University school of med and SUNY
    Downstate (brooklyn, NY).
    My question is: Which one would you recommend. I have a hard
    decision and don't know if BU's better ranking is worth the
    53,000 a year compared to brooklyn's 25,000. Secondly, which
    school will give me more oppertunities and give me a better
    chance at a good residency.


    I need to make the decision soon.


    thank you for your time.
    diko

    [email protected]
     
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  2. demh23

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    There is a lot of debate about taking bigger loans to go to a bigger-name school. I would suggest looking at the match lists, avg. USMLE scores, and look into the clerkships available during 3rd and 4th year. I believe they both will offer you the opportunity to become a proficient medical student but obviously BU has a more well-known name.
     
  3. KLycos

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    DUDE, save your money!! If I gave you a check for 100k to go to SUNY, would you do it. You should also know full well that both schools offer a medical degree.
     
  4. Narmerguy

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    Hopefully he waited 12 years for this response so he could make the right choice :thumbup:
     
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  5. FloridaMedicine

    FloridaMedicine Bring it on.....
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    :laugh:lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    lmfao
     
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    Damnit demh. Why you do this.
     
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  8. hahaha nice
     
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    I say BU, sure its a bit more expensive, but the area around downstate kinda sucks, (take it from me, i do research there)
     
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    1999?
     
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    I hope I get accepted into enough places so that I could make actual decisions as to where is exactly the best for me. In this case, life is unpredictable and you would want to have the least amount of debt so that your past doesn't haunt you.
     
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  13. wanderer

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    Don't any of you look at the original post when you reply?
     
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    didnt the craigslist killer go to BU med?
     
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  16. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan
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    Apparently he also managed to practice family medicine for 7 years also.
     
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    yup
     
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    A little more expensive...$25k vs $53k....yeah, sure.
     
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    Does anyone know where he ended up going?
     

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