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Choosing the best undergrad school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Sapereamor, Dec 6, 1999.

  1. Sapereamor

    Sapereamor New Member

    Dec 5, 1999
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    I have a question regarding medical school admissions preferences.

    I am currently in my freshman year at a community college as a chemistry major. I have the choice of either spending three years at the community college and then transfering to the University of California Berkeley, which will involve a daily commute of four hours. Or I can spend three years at the community college and then transfer to the University of California Davis, which involves no commute. Both in general and for my major, Berkeley is a higher ranking school. My question is how much graduating from Berkeley rather then Davis will improve my appeal to medical schools.

    I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone can offer on this. Obviously Davis has a higher appeal in some areas for me, but I want to make the best decision.

    Much thanks to all.

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  2. tonem

    tonem Senior Member
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    Sep 13, 1999
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    You will get an excellent education at any of the UC's. People I know that went to Davis rave about it. Your grades will probably be better if you are not stressed out about getting to school. I think your grades are more important than where you went anyway, especially in this case because Davis is a very good school. Another advantage is that Davis has a medical school - so you have a ready resource when you have questions (you'll find that most medical students are more than willing to answer any questions you might have)

    Good luck.

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