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First Pitt, then Drexel, now Jefferson

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Highschoolkid, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Highschoolkid

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    I first joined this forum to ask questions about Pitt Med, as I am a finalist for their BA/MD program (will interview on Monday, so excited :clap: ) Then, about a week ago, I was accepted to Drexel's BA/MD program (Villanova undergrad). But today, I got my Penn State/ Jefferson BA/MD acceptance letter in the mail. Supposedly, its one of the best programs in the nation. The only major downside I see is that its a six year program (although there is a seven year option, so its not so bad). Anyway, unless something miraculous happens, I will probably enroll there (I first fell in love with Pitt, probably because of the reputation, but the requirements are, well, HIGH). I know that Jefferson also has a reputation (maybe not as good as Pitt's though), is a great school, has applicants who would kill to get in (BA/MD), and the requirements for that program are much more realistic (3.5 GPA and 9 on each section of the MCAT). Any advice and opinions about Jefferson Medical College? Oh, I have also been looking for a match list for Jeff, so if anyone has any information of that sort, please share it with me. Thanks for all of the help, and I do mean ALL of it. There has been a lot.
     
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  3. celticmists18

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    hey, I'm not really a fan of these types of programs but since you asked for opinions on Jeff I'll answer. I will be starting at Jeff this august so I am a little biased in its favor but here are some things you might want to consider. Jefferson is known for producing clinicians, this is NOT a school to attend if you are thinking about doing research. It is also known for a very family-like atmosphere (example: I was accepted before christmas and I received a hand written christmas card from dr. callahan). The school is p/np and organized into semi-organ-based blocks. As for the match list, it should be posted somewhere on the Jeff website but I can tell you that Jefferson grads match in all specialities, all over the country, and get into some of the best programs. My father is a doctor and in the last few months as he has told people where I will be going he has found a BUNCH of Jeff grads and they all just can't say enough great things about the school and the education they received there. Hope this helps, if you want to know anything else PM me!
     
  4. Highschoolkid

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    you said that Jeff is a school that churns out great clinicians (which is also what I heard on the day of my interview, and am looking for above else). Is Pitt good for research or academic medicine, or just about anything?
     

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