Cornell vs Sinai

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Ended up going with Cornell - Thanks for the input everyone!! :)

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Disclaimer: On the WL for Sinai

It’s pretty tough between these two. I don’t really see any major pros or any major cons that one has over the other. I think it would be helpful if you had an idea of what you’re looking for.

For example, if you’re looking to go into academia or ortho or something along those lines, perhaps Cornell may be a better fit because of the HSS and MSK opportunities as well as the dedicated research period to help you get into those specialties. Not saying that Sinai would hold you back, but it seems like this aspect is decently different between the schools and it can help differentiate if you have an idea in what you’re interested in.

I’m going to say the same thing for the diversity and housing. It seems like Cornell has more class diversity (patient diversity is still great between both schools) while Sinai has better housing. Which one do you value more?

I know you made a pro/con list but when it’s so close, I think it’s helpful to try and weigh these pros and cons a bit to fit your wants and needs
 
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Financial aid office at Sinai said that the need-based aid was guaranteed? Was also wondering about this since I'm admitted at Sinai lol
 
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Thank you guys all for your input!! I think I’m leaning towards Cornell because of the opportunities through MSK and HSS, as well as the diverse student body. I’m pretty undecided about what I want to do but I think the opportunities here will set me up well. The financial uncertainty sucks so hopefully the difference in cost wont be too crazy at the end. 🙏🏽 Thanks again!!
 
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Financial aid office at Sinai said that the need-based aid was guaranteed? Was also wondering about this since I'm admitted at Sinai lol
Hi! Yes they said your package can remain the same for your 4 years if you choose to not re-calculate your EFC… they give you the option!
 
Something to keep in mind — you will be working with a more diverse patient population at Sinai! Cornell is quite upper east side oriented.
 
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Something to keep in mind — you will be working with a more diverse patient population at Sinai! Cornell is quite upper east side oriented.
Actually, at Cornell, you'll be doing training at NYP Queens and Brooklyn as well. You can serve the highly underserved Asian and LatinX population in Queens, and there is a lot of marginalized Eastern European patients you can reach out to in Brooklyn. The medical school in itself is located in a wealthier area, but the training can be done in very diverse patient settings. Also, don't forget the large amount of global health programs Cornell has. You can treat vulnerable patients worldwide.

@luckycharms! I hope you made the best decision for yourself <3
 
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