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Cornell vs. Columbia

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Towelie, Mar 6, 2007.

Where would you rather go?

  1. Cornell

    54 vote(s)
  2. Columbia

    76 vote(s)
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  1. Towelie

    Towelie Resident Towel 5+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Just curious as to what others think about the two New York powerhouses. Which do you prefer, and why?
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  3. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2006
    for me, columbia has a leg up due to

    *more diverse pt population at main hospital
    *much closer to main campus
    *stronger academic medicine focus

    i think cornell has the better location, but for both you'd have to travel to get to downtown anyway. ppl have debated their match list differences before (there are lots of threads that do this comparison).
  4. Severus

    Severus FTSM! Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    teh OR
    Towelie... get yo' a$$ over to the P&S 2011 thread. :D You know you wanna!!!
  5. iatrogenic7

    iatrogenic7 2+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    For those of you who have to make a decision between the two, which school did you like better and why?
  6. humanity111

    humanity111 Banned

    Mar 19, 2011
    I chose cornell over columbia mainly because i disregarded us news rank and looked at everything else besides that. for reasons that are expressed in other posts in other threads, cornells us news rank is low because it doesnt consider its affiliations with rockefeller, MSK or HSS (best orthopedic surgery hospital in country), and i thnk columbia must include some funding from its main campus 50 blocks south of it in morningside heights. anyways, i thought cornell had better affiliations and was definitely in a better area. I mean, do you think the best doctors in new york are going to want to work in the upper east side or washington heights? I don't know if this even makes sense but I figured big whigs would like UES. Cornell also had a more impressive match list in the specialty that i was considering. In the end, i feel like people on SDN rank things based on US news and thats it. they don't put in the effort to learn more about the school than that. if it means anything, cornell ranked above columbia in 1990 lolol.

    .Here's a summary from 1990:

    1. Harvard University
    2. John Hopkins University, Md.
    3. Duke University, N.C.
    4. Univ. of California at San Francisco
    5. Yale University, Conn.
    6. Washington University, Mo.
    7. Cornell University, N.Y.
    8. Columbia University, N.Y.
    9. University of Washington
    10. University of Pennsylvania
    11. Univ. of California at Los Angeles
    12. Stanford University, Calif.
    13. University of Michigan
    14. Baylor, Tex.
    15. University of Chicago .
  7. wololololololo

    wololololololo ms3 5+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2011
    Alas, you were banned so quickly.
  8. Person0715

    Person0715 Socially awkward 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2011
    Gotō Islands
    Cornell has its music and medicine initiative, but Columbia has the P&S club. I would be more than happy either if I were so blessed.
  9. theWUbear

    theWUbear EM PGY1 7+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2009
    For what
  10. mmmcdowe

    mmmcdowe Duke of minimal vowels Moderator Physician Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    There are many more recent threads discussing the differences between the two schools. They each bring things to the table that appeal to different folks.
  11. aSagacious

    aSagacious Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    Closing old thread.

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