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Colorado residency or Florida residency?

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

  1. Candide

    Candide Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, I'm trying to decide which state I should claim residency for. Right now I'm a CO resident but I go to school in FL and it would be easy for me to switch over the next 12 months.

    FL really has three med schools for their residents. (with UM only accepting 25 out of staters for each class) Colorado only has one. Which residency status would give me the greatest chances of getting into a state med school?
    :confused:
     
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  3. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    There is an AMA site with some good state info. I can only b!tch about how hard it is getting in as a FL resident. I don't know anything about being a CO resident. My advice: When you have a good thing (non-FL residence), don't muck it up! :D
     
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    You can find out the percent matriculated (both in-state and out-of-state) for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. from the <a href="http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/famg22001a.htm" target="_blank">AAMC website</a>.

    Florida residents beat Colorado residents (i.e., a higher percentage of Florida applicants got accepted) by almost 4 percent.
     
  5. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Those data are from last year's applications. The real question is why did you register in December 2001 and only make your first post now?
     
  6. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Last but not least, don't forget that you are considered in-state at Mayo when you live in Florida. Tuition is super-cheap there for Florida residents (less than $6,000) and it's a great school.
     
  7. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    Ok, so I guess it sucks to be a CO resident.

    I don't think the Mayo thing should be an issue. So few students from UF (believed by some to be the best school in the state) have been admitted into the MD program at Mayo. I think they scout from FL residents at big-name schools.

    If you change over and get into the school in CO, you can change back over after your first (expensive!!!) year. I don't know if you can do this at the FL schools. You also should consider that EVERY FL school asks how many years you've been a resident. I don't know if duration of residence is factored in, but it may be.
     
  8. Papa Smurf

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    You have to got to be kidding me. If your ass wants to be at a white coat ceremony any time in the near future, I would suggest to drop all thoughts of establishing Florida residency. That'd be like me trying to become a Cali resident, and then get into med school. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Sorry, I just find this humorous. Stay the hell away from this state. Why u ask?

    1) only 3 legit med schools
    2) 350 Spots for about 1400 applicants
    3) Only amazing people get into UF, so don't count on them. I invite you to look at the caliber of the applicants rejected from UF post-interview. It's amazing.
    4) Miami is taking more out of staters, so it will also become more difficult to get into.
    5) USF is hit or miss.
     
  9. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 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 Papa Smurf:
    <strong>3) Only amazing people get into UF, so don't count on them. I invite you to look at the caliber of the applicants rejected from UF post-interview. It's amazing.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What about the pre-interview rejectees? :(

    If you have a 3.7 GPA and a 30+ MCAT, you may be able to get in as a FL resident. Anything less, I would stick with a CO residence.

    :) &lt;- Me: GO GATORS!!! Hey Robyn, I raised my GPA to a 3.63 and raised my MCAT 4 points to a 30 just for you! Will you please interview me again?

    :cool: &lt;- Robyn: Oh yeah?!?

    Me -&gt; :( <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" /> &lt;- Robyn
     
  10. Candide

    Candide Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Papa, I agree with your assessment of the FL situation. Unfortunately I am forced to choose the lesser of two evils. According to last year's stats from AAMC only 38% of applicants in CO get into ANY med school. That figure is 42% for FL. :mad: I'm just gonna move to North Dakota.
     
  11. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 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 Candide:
    <strong>Papa, I agree with your assessment of the FL situation. Unfortunately I am forced to choose the lesser of two evils. According to last year's stats from AAMC only 38% of applicants in CO get into ANY med school. That figure is 42% for FL. :mad: I'm just gonna move to North Dakota.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Without average GPAs and MCATs, you really can't put too much weight on those two, very close numbers.
     
  12. Papa Smurf

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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 Bubba Swamp:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Candide:
    <strong>Papa, I agree with your assessment of the FL situation. Unfortunately I am forced to choose the lesser of two evils. According to last year's stats from AAMC only 38% of applicants in CO get into ANY med school. That figure is 42% for FL. :mad: I'm just gonna move to North Dakota.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Without average GPAs and MCATs, you really can't put too much weight on those two, very close numbers.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I agree, the average GPA and MCAT for all three Florida schools is around 3.7 and 30. Expect UF's to be even higher since the USMLE debacle last year made them paranoid, and they'll probably try to compensate by accepting Ivy Leaguers with crazy numbers. :rolleyes:
     
  13. La Fiera

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    I would not recommend keeping Colorado residency. I had an average MCAT and gpa for what they typically accept, and I had A LOT of experience in the medical field. My interviews went well. Then they rejected me, and I still have no idea why.

    I have heard these rumors, and some seem to have been substantiated.
    1. CU doesn't like accepting first time applicants.
    2. They won't accept you if you are interested in anything other than primary care.
    3. They like older students (But I am an older student)
    I've heard a lot of other strange thing about CU, such as they don't like accepting applicants who went to CU as an undergratuate (which seems really strange to me). I don't know how much of the rumors that I've heard are true, so take it all with a grain of salt.
    I have a lot of friends who have been rejected from their whole health-sciences system, PA school, nursing and the med school, and it seems that we all fit the criteria academically. It baffles me why so many people that I know have been rejected from CU.
    Good luck with your decision!
     

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