Emory vs AECOM

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HumbleMD

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The Yeshiva one? Oy, I love how New Yorkers forget that there is a world outside of Manhattan Island. I'd go with Emory. Emory just revolutionized thier curriculum, and finished construction on brand new facilities - it's good already, and probbaly on the up and up. And, doing rotations at Grady would be incredible. Plus, mixing religion with medicine at AECOM seems like a dangerous combo during education aspects. Save it for residency.
 

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in all fairness Emory is methodist...

and despite what most people think... methodism is a religion
 

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in all fairness Emory is methodist...

and despite what most people think... methodism is a religion

you'd have to really search to find any meaningful influence of that though...it's more jewish than yeshiva here
 
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Methinks you have no idea what you're talking about. I've been there for five years, and I have yet to be affected by this "dangerous" combination (and I'm Catholic).

And the Bronx is not on Manhattan Island, genius.

Something to consider is that Einstein has around five county hospitals to rotate through. County = more experience for you during clinical years. However, I don't know anything about Emory; I'm sure it's a good place.
 

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I'd pick Emory for the research opps, the reputation and the weather.

The unranked P/F grading system at AECOM sure is nice, though. Way more humane than Emory's letter grades...
 

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Emory.

(1) Brand spanking new facilities opening next year.
(2) Great clinical opportunities at Grady.
(3) Hotlanta. Holla.
(4) Emory will pay for you to get an MPH.
(5) Great resources nearby, such as the CDC and ACS.

In the end, though, none of this matters. Go visit both schools; see which one fits you the best.
 

HumbleMD

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Methinks you have no idea what you're talking about. I've been there for five years, and I have yet to be affected by this "dangerous" combination (and I'm Catholic).

And the Bronx is not on Manhattan Island, genius.

Something to consider is that Einstein has around five county hospitals to rotate through. County = more experience for you during clinical years. However, I don't know anything about Emory; I'm sure it's a good place.
Yes, but Bronxonians are always aspiring to be on it (I love when my Bronx friends say they are from New York, and my Manhattan friends retort "you're not from the city.") Anyway, as far as clinical experience goes, you can't beat Grady for clinical years. It's one of the biggest county hospitals in the country, perhaps world. And with the new curriculum at Emory, you'll be getting into the clinical years quicker (and I'm pretty sure they've changed to H/P/F). Now who doesn't know what they're talking about?
 

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Yes, but Bronxonians are always aspiring to be on it (I love when my Bronx friends say they are from New York, and my Manhattan friends retort "you're not from the city.")

FYI: The 5 boroughs constitute New York CITY. Most people from NYC are not born and raised in Manhattan.. but in the surrounding areas.
 
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deleted89854

The Yeshiva one? Oy, I love how New Yorkers forget that there is a world outside of Manhattan Island. I'd go with Emory. Emory just revolutionized thier curriculum, and finished construction on brand new facilities - it's good already, and probbaly on the up and up. And, doing rotations at Grady would be incredible. Plus, mixing religion with medicine at AECOM seems like a dangerous combo during education aspects. Save it for residency.

First of all, I'm not a New Yorker, so I could care less about this place. I tell people I live in the Bronx, and I doubt it really matters to anyone.

Saying religion and medicine are mixed at AECOM makes you look ignorant (and not at all humble). I'm graduating from there this year, so I do in fact know what I'm talking about. The only way I've even noticed that this place has a Jewish affiliation is that the gym is closed on Saturday and the cafeteria serves kosher food (a dangerous combo).
 

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at Emory, you'll be getting into the clinical years quicker (and I'm pretty sure they've changed to H/P/F).

Are you sure about the grading change? I didn't hear anything about that. I think I remember Erica Black say something to the effect of. 'People here seem to like the grading system, so we probably won't change that'. I don't really remember though.


My pick? Emory :thumbup:
 

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Yes, but Bronxonians are always aspiring to be on it (I love when my Bronx friends say they are from New York, and my Manhattan friends retort "you're not from the city.") Anyway, as far as clinical experience goes, you can't beat Grady for clinical years. It's one of the biggest county hospitals in the country, perhaps world. And with the new curriculum at Emory, you'll be getting into the clinical years quicker (and I'm pretty sure they've changed to H/P/F). Now who doesn't know what they're talking about?

So true . . . the lamest bourough is Staten Island though. I can't believe that some of the trash that comes from there technically counts as New Yorkers. "Yo dood! Is my shirt shiny enough? Dood!" That annoying acent.
 

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I believe Emory grades are still ABCF (not sure about D's). They said the grades are not on a curve, but rather fixed. So technically everyone can get an A. I don't think this would be that bad, since the competition factor wouldn't be there -- no incentive to do gunner stuff.

Personally, I'd go with Emory unless you have to be in NYC.
 
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