$$$Does Money Matter$$$ (and how much?)

When choosing a school, money issues are...

  • My primary consideration

    Votes: 19 22.9%
  • A decision-maker if there's a deadlock

    Votes: 24 28.9%
  • About as important as any other major factor (e.g. match stats, prestige, location)

    Votes: 28 33.7%
  • Not a significant factor in my decision

    Votes: 12 14.5%

  • Total voters
    83

dr midnight

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    How big a factor is money ( tuition/living expenses/financial aid packages ) in making your med school decisions?
    Money is not as important as location and school. I will spend the next 4 years or more at X location. I want to be happy and be with a good group of people. I don't want a huge class or rural I want clinical. I already did my research and I don't want to do that anymore. =
     
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    cpants

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      Unless you have rich relatives paying for school, money should be one of the most important factors you consider. Pretty much any allo school in the country is rigorous and competitive for good residencies (as long as you do well). If you choose a super expensive private over your state school, you are probably just choosing to double your debt for a fancier piece of paper.
       

      dArroway

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        Unless you have rich relatives paying for school, money should be one of the most important factors you consider. Pretty much any allo school in the country is rigorous and competitive for good residencies (as long as you do well). If you choose a super expensive private over your state school, you are probably just choosing to double your debt for a fancier piece of paper.
        Great way to put it. :)
         
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