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BU vs. Pritzker

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2016)' started by accepteret2014, 05.13.14.

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BU vs. Pritzker?

Poll closed 05.15.14.
  1. BU

    22.9%
  2. Pritzker

    77.1%
  1. accepteret2014

    accepteret2014

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    Hi everyone. I know that no one likes these, but looking for some solid opinions from people who know medical schools well (aka fellow medical school applicants). Trying to decide between Boston University and Pritzker and, with the deadline approaching, I'm hitting a wall. While there's a pretty significant difference in rankings between the schools, I don't know if I'd say one is more prestigious than the other (although I'm sure some will disagree). With that said, here are my lists:

    BU:
    + Location
    + Curriculum
    + Public Health school on campus
    - Cost of living
    - Tuition (~$60,000 more)
    - Not as great interview day/host

    Pritzker:
    + Financial aid package
    + Size
    + Great interview day/host
    ? Lecture-based curriculum, doesn't seem to be systems based (this wasn't what I was initially looking for and not sure that I'll like it. Thoughts?)
    ? Safety?
    - Location (staying in the Midwest vs. moving out East)

    Any opinions, insights, criticisms are wholly accepted and appreciated. Thanks all!
     
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  3. cookiemonsters

    cookiemonsters 2+ Year Member

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    Pritzker is 60K cheaper? How is this even a dilemma, Pritzker all the way.

    As far as your concerns about curriculum, I'm in a systems curriculum right now and it's ok I guess but you learn all the same **** anyway, just the order is rearranged.
     
  4. kittykattat

    kittykattat Meow 2+ Year Member

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    I'm so confused by this thread...

    Edit: to make this comment more helpful: Pritzker.
     
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  5. darkjedi

    darkjedi how did this get here I am not good with computer 7+ Year Member

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    you would literally have to be insane to turn down Pritzker in your situation
     
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  6. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    I like the ones who voted for BU for ****s and giggles.
     
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  7. metview

    metview 2+ Year Member

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    If Pritzker was 100k more, it would still be a better choice than BU, lol.
     
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