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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by borya_2002, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Hi,
    What schools are best? What do you think of UCLA, UCSD, NYU, Mayo, U Washington?
    I think UCSD is best school and in the best city, and so is UCLA. How hard is it to get in? If i have a really high gpa and mcat, do i need anything else? If so, is it best to do research or something cool like mountain rescue, lifeguarding...?

    Can i get california residence if my sister lives there? make it look i live there too?
     
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  3. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    umm.

    are you for real?
     
  4. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    Of course he's not for real, he's doktor_prishel. Borya_2002, I thought we already decided your fate with a coin flip?
     
  5. what's wrong?? someone tell me about ucsd and ucla schools??
     
  6. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    I will tell you about them.
    1. They are both ultra-competitive.
    2. Your parents or you (only if independent) have to live there for at least a year for you to get residency.
    3. I hope that you do not get in to either of those places based on some of the blatantly mean things that you have said to people on this board.
     
  7. GATC

    GATC Member 7+ Year Member

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    OUCH,

    I do not feel any kind of love brewing in this thead. Eekk. I don't know what you have said before, but those programs are all very competitive. And as for state residency, are you for real? Maybe you should ask them in your personal statement? Just my idea....
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by borya_2002:
    <strong>Hi,
    What schools are best? What do you think of UCLA, UCSD, NYU, Mayo, U Washington?
    I think UCSD is best school and in the best city, and so is UCLA. How hard is it to get in? If i have a really high gpa and mcat, do i need anything else? If so, is it best to do research or something cool like mountain rescue, lifeguarding...?

    Can i get california residence if my sister lives there? make it look i live there too?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">cali schools are very difficult to get in. you'll definitely need residency there. in order to get this. you'll have to reside in the state for at least one year, but you cannot be in school at the time.

    simply having a great gpa, mcats, and even great ECs guarantees nothing.
     
  9. thanks oldman!
    hey, if i'm working for a year (not studying) in a place like alaska or ny but also can prove that i'm paying rent in california, will this count for residensy requirement?
     
  10. fiddler171j

    fiddler171j Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Here's something else to consider. I talked to a lady in UC admissions the other day, and she said to remember that even if you can apply for resident tuition the term you enter medical school, you will still be considered a non-resident during the applications process. I only have this from one source, so if you have other information feel free to correct me.

    I should clarify that this is the case if you are not an actual resident at the time of application.
     
  11. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Borya,
    Are you with Russian mafia?
     
  12. there is no such thing as russian mafia, it's all jewish
     
  13. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by borya_2002:
    <strong>Can i get california residence if my sister lives there? make it look i live there too?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh, so you're planning to start off your medical career by defrauding the state of California. Great idea! :rolleyes:
     
  14. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by borya_2002:
    <strong>thanks oldman!
    hey, if i'm working for a year (not studying) in a place like alaska or ny but also can prove that i'm paying rent in california, will this count for residensy requirement?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">working? are you going to be an independent of your parents? if so, you'll get alaska/ny residency cause you'll be paying their taxes and living there for a full calender year.

    some good ways to show you are a resident
    -parents live there (if you are still a minor or in college)
    -pay the state taxes
    -get a driver's license
    -actually own a place where you reside for the majority of the year.
     
  15. thanks a lot oldman! i guess it will be real hard for me to get that residency. but the info is very helpful
     
  16. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by borya_2002:
    <strong>thanks a lot oldman! i guess it will be real hard for me to get that residency. but the info is very helpful</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">also remember that most california residents apply to a lot of medical schools (20+) compared to the nation-wide average of 10.

    if you want an easier time of getting into med school and your family can relocate, try finding a state with easier in-state acceptance rate.

    btw, aren't you fresh outta high school? you're thinking too far ahead.
     

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