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Choice of School

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by Ben26TPA, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Ben26TPA

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    Hello everyone. I am new to this site and tried browsing through the various threads to find some answers but couldn't.

    I am an older (by older I mean 26) pre-med student trying to finish up my undergrad. I worked for an airline for almost 7 years as a flight attendant before quitting to go back to school. I will finish up my 2nd year of college this summer before transferring to U of Tampa this fall to begin my junior year.

    Now my question, I was reading some of the posts on here and some stated that it really mattered where you did your undergrad. U of Tampa is a private school but by no means a big name school. Should I rethink UT and go to USF or does it really matter? Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Captain Fantastic

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    It doesn't matter where you do undergrad. You're going to a fine school and it won't be held against you. Just do well in your courses and it will be a moot point. Also, the great equalizer is the MCAT. Rock that test and no one will even check to see where you did undergrad.
     
  3. ShyRem

    ShyRem I need more coffee.
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    Everyone has an opinion. Bottom line: no matter where you go, DO WELL.

    Best way to accomplish the above: be comfortable where you are. That means going somewhere you're happy. If that's at U Tampa, so be it. If that's at USF, then go there.

    how's that for a non-answer? ;)
    Good luck.
     
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    Ben26TPA

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    Haha.....that's probably the best non-answer I've ever gotten. So far I'm sitting on a 4.0. I hope to keep this up. I've been going to school full time and working my arse off full time at a clinic as well. HOPEFULLY this will all mean something in the end!
     
  5. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    I'm giving you the best advice I've been given since I started med school: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. ;)

    P.S. Fellow Floridian here. :)
     
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    Ben26TPA

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    LOL...so there ARE others out there.....:laugh:
     

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