Originally posted by DoctorKevin
Wait so you decided on GW? Are you sure??
Well let us know. We'll keep the light on for ya.Originally posted by burlypie
I'm still torn between GW and Jefferson. Jefferson = cheaper, cheaper living, more convenient cheap living (I see a theme here) and, purportedly, a "better" reputation, whatever that means. And Philly's cool, in a grittier sort of way. I get a good feeling from it and would probably be happy there.
But GW...I've ALWAYS wanted to live in DC. During interviews I came straight from philly to DC and when I got off the train and out of the station the city just felt *right* to me. Dynamic, multicultural place with an opportunity to learn in a kick-ass high tech environment but still lots of opportunity to work with the underserved populations in DC. And get an MPH during the four years of med school. I think I'd be happy at GW too....ARGH!!!
Originally posted by Bucky Katt
i just saw this thread. a great way to meet future classmates before the year starts. count me in--i too am going to GW. anyone else out there??
Originally posted by mimi1
Hey brickhouse- I'll be at GW if they let me in off the waitlist! But I am in DC so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
I hear this a lot - it's nice to actually hear some pleasant and encouraging things when it seems the rest of this process is so discouraging.Originally posted by darkcity998
gosh, i'm so tempted to go to gw, but it seems like i will be in ny again. though, dc is a great place to be for med school. i loved it there and the new hospital?! have fun!!!! the students who stopped by during interview were the most laidback and "normal" compared to other schools.
Ha, no, not yet. I have absolutely no clue where I'll stay; supposedly, the admissions office has a list of students looking for new roommates, so I'm going to check that out first.Originally posted by Brickhouse
Well we'd be neighbors at any rate - you have housing at GTown?
Oh yeah - financial aid...hmmm gotta do that...Originally posted by chameleonknight
Ha, no, not yet. I have absolutely no clue where I'll stay; supposedly, the admissions office has a list of students looking for new roommates, so I'm going to check that out first.
Like I said, I technically haven't been accepted yet. I'm still also pounding out my fin. aid file. For various, sundry, and redundant reasons, my application is an absolutle mess.
I'm guessing that you haven't found anything yet either?
GWMD2B said:Hey, everyone! So, it seems that many of us are going to GW this August. Cool. This was by far my first choice. I'm a VA resident and didn't feel like doing the whole U-Haul deal, ya know? Any fellow UVA grads on this site?
For those looking for housing, I found a great efficiency on 25th St, basically one block behind the medical school and love it! I've been here a month, its very quiet (which will be good until the mandatory after-exam parties), and plus they have a rooftop pool and ample room for sunbathing. The rent is decent, especially for this area, and I have noticed that MANY GW medical students live here.
Congrats Yalie_grad!! When did you interview and when were you notified that you were ON the waitlist? I'm crossing my fingers I'll get that email one day soon!yalie_grad said:YEAH!!! I just got an email from Diane McQuail offering me a place at GW next year. So for those on the waitlist, it is moving, so keep pushing them and expressing your interest in GWU. I am so excited about attending and can't wait to meet all my new classmates this fall.
How did you get on craigslist? Dean Mcquail told me something about a listserve that we can all get on but at the time I didn't think to ask her how. Is craigslist the listserve she was talking about?Brickhouse said:Yay I'm so excited to see more people here who are coming to GW! We are going to have so much fun!!!! I'm on craigslist looking for roommates - I have a few prospects. I'm coming all the way from Cali though - you east coasters are gonna have to help this girl adjust! Feel free to pm me - any of you, if you want to chat about our med school! We're going to med school!! Woo hoo!
gschl1234 said:How did you get on craigslist? Dean Mcquail told me something about a listserve that we can all get on but at the time I didn't think to ask her how. Is craigslist the listserve she was talking about?