dulop

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I know they advise you not to think of the numbers when deciding which to specify but I can't help it. I have an interview coming up and according to U.S. News, approximately 1/2 those interviewed got accepted last year. Is the Dartmouth-Brown program more selective? I'm thinking it is since they only take 15 students and I am guessing more than 30 interviewed students listed this as their first choice. Please let me know your thoughts as this is a huge decision for me.
 

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I don't think you should worry about the selectiveness too much... the admission board said its usually about the same selectiveness... if you worry about it... maybe u can select the dartmouth program... i believe u can switch into the dartmouth brown program after matriculation... but u might want to double check that.
 

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It probably varies from year to year depending on how many people choose Dartmouth-Brown. I know it's hard to resist trying to outwit the system. But I'd say you should go with your gut. Do you want four years in rural Hanover, or would you be happier with clinical years in Providence?
 
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Well, according to the Dartmouth-Brown FAQ guide I received in the mail, they say both programs are roughly the same as far as selectivity go.

It's up to you, like the previous poster said, if you want to spend all 4 years in rural Hanover, or if you want to start anew in urban Providence. Just remember, you will be STARTING FRESH with totally new classmates, in clinical years no less, in the Dartmouth-Brown program. My current doctor/boss, a graduate and former chief of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock residency program, advised me not to do the dual site program.
 

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dulop said:
I know they advise you not to think of the numbers when deciding which to specify but I can't help it. I have an interview coming up and according to U.S. News, approximately 1/2 those interviewed got accepted last year. Is the Dartmouth-Brown program more selective? I'm thinking it is since they only take 15 students and I am guessing more than 30 interviewed students listed this as their first choice. Please let me know your thoughts as this is a huge decision for me.

I thought they offer 600 something interviews. 1/2 for a class of 80 something is that really true?
 

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it was around 240 or so, so pretty close to half...Dartmouth is a great school, but a lot of people don't like the fact that it's in the middle of nowhere
 

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Hollaback Girl said:
I thought they offer 600 something interviews. 1/2 for a class of 80 something is that really true?
I'm not sure of the exact numbers, but I remember reading that approximately 5,000 people applied, and they interviewed roughly 1/10 of those (ie 500), for a class of 80. Of course, I didn't think they'd accept THAT many more people than they'd hope to have matriculate, so I was thinking those were terrible odds. 1/2 sounds much nicer.
 

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I also think you should not worry about selectiveness of the Dartmouth-Brown program. Instead, if you are going to attend or are thinking about attending, you should then worry about what choosing one program over the other means in your life. I chose the Dartmouth program because I would prefer not to move after two years.

Also, keep in mind that this year is the last year that the Dartmouth-Brown program is an option. I don't know how this will influence your decision but because I saw that this program was vanishing I focused on the Dartmouth program only.
 
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