Elizabeth1028 said:I'm hoping to have the chance to go to Dartmouth next year. I really loved it when I was there. Hopefully I'll hear some good news soon.
Thanks! Hehe I hope I hear sooner than residency! Anyways, they said no news is good news so with any luck I'll hear before August and we'll be classmates.Super Rob said:Good Luck Elizabeth! It only took them 16 weeks to get back to me with a decision, so you could hear from them anytime between NOW and the start of your residency. But hang in there! We could be classmates.
Super Rob said:Who's considering Dartmouth? I'm getting this thread together to compare notes with other applicants. Anybody do their UG in Hanover? Familiar with the area? How's life outside of school?
Haha, hey man, don't tell me, tell my girlfriend! I'm just waiting for her permission to withdraw.....TheRussian said:DMBUGA, you just have to accept that you are not going to get sh_t from Tufts so you'll be at DMS. There is just no way aroud it for you. Sorry, I know you're disapointed
Just 2 hrs whether she chooses to attend UNH or BU. She's just really tired of the long distance things since, for the past year, I've been in ATL and she's been in Ottawa. I'm planning to get engaged in 3 weeks so that should ease her down a bitquideam said:DMBUGA34, if you go to Dartmouth, how far away will you be from your girlfriend?
Second look weekend? I'm gonna take a trip out there in the next couple of weeks, as soon as I contact a student or two. But I haven't heard anything about a second look weekend. I'm in, just tell me when it is?TheRussian said:I'm still waiting for UMass and I'm considering Pitt if I get of the waitlist there but those are not strong possibilities right now.
Super Rob, are you going to second look weekend? I just sent my rsvp form in today and I'm looking forward to it.
Agreed.DMBUGA34 said:Super Rob, I also can't say that my opinion is unbiased, but I'd pick Dartmouth just for the chance to learn at the DHMC! That place is awsome.
i believe it's all off campus housing although welch was talking about the possibility that a grad dorm might be scheduled for construction in the near future (dunno if that helps current med students!). i'm not going to be at DMS next year but i thought it was a really cool place, especially DHMC. my grandfather went to dartmouth for college and i used to go fly-fishing with him around the area years ago. i was always amazed at the amazing outdoor opp. there. hanover is a really pretty/scenic area. Best of luck!!!Super Rob said:The DHMC is pretty sweet.
Anybody remember the housing situation at Dartmouth, whether they have dorms and appartments on campus or if it's all off campus housing?
Second look weekend is Friday April 30th through Sat May 1st. I got the invitation for it a few days after my acceptance letter. They set you up with a student host for friday night too, if you are interested. If you still haven't recieved anything give them a call.Super Rob said:Second look weekend? I'm gonna take a trip out there in the next couple of weeks, as soon as I contact a student or two. But I haven't heard anything about a second look weekend. I'm in, just tell me when it is?
Russian, I thought your name looked familiar. You've also applied to UMASS? That's awesome! Did you go to school in Massachusetts?
I'm in the same boat. I had to take of after my interview so that I could catch the bus so I missed the tour. Hopefully I'll find time to get over to the school and go on a tour during the weekend. Maybe I'll call and see if they can set that up.absolutezero said:Looking forward to seeing you all at the 2nd look weekend. Should be fun. One thing though-it seems like everything at the revisit is going down at the hospital. I would have liked to check out the actual school some more. Hopefully there will be a chance to do that (I didn't take the formal tour, I just kind of wandered around on my own after my interview). Has anyone seen the anatomy lab, lecture halls or library? What's the verdict?
Super Rob said:Anybody remember the housing situation at Dartmouth, whether they have dorms and appartments on campus or if it's all off campus housing?
I received a letter from Tufts inviting me to their Revisit Days, so they do have a 2nd look weekend, but it's on April 29th and 30th. Theoretically you can leave Tufts on the 30th (day ends at 2pm) and make it to DMS before theirs starts. I'd do it but I have a wedding to attend that weekend so I won't be able to fly up there.absolutezero said:DMBUGA34- We're in the same situation. I actually just revisited Tufts on Monday (seeing as how they don't do 2nd look weekends). It's a pretty tough decision. I'm hoping the DMS second look helps me decide. Going to Tufts would be fine-I'm just not all that revved up about the place, but I'd get to live with my girlfriend. DMS seems awesome-it's just a big unknown what kind of stress doing a 4-5 hour round trip commute on the weekends would be in the long run. I'm Dartmouth-Brown so at least we'd get to be together during years 3 and 4. Moneywise though it looks like DMS will have the big advantage. I'm waiting impatiently for my finaid award letter.
Yea, I saw that thread on the allo forum. Very informative. But like he said, "What life is in Hanover depends on who you ask." I e-mailed my student host not long ago with a few questions about life in Hanover, and so far he said he's loving it. He loves skiing (once went to Killington 5 out of 8 days), loves video games (burns free time and also good for stress relief), and has a girlfriend (again, great way to spend free time). So it all depends on what kind of person you are. The Hopkins Center always offers some sort of entertainment (my student host took me to see a free preview of The Last Samurai while I was there), and if all else fails, hanging out playing drinking games or watching movies always works too!absolutezero said:There's a pretty good post in the allopathic forum by a dms 4th year. I wonder how different one's experience would be at a place like Tufts vs. DMS. All the little details seem so magnified in my mind right now it's kind of hard to think straight about it. Probably can't go wrong at either place. Tufts just seems kind of big and uncohesive, in a grim neighborhood with a commuter school kind of vibe. DMS appears small and cohesive in a beautiful place. Tough to tell if that stuff is really just superficial vibes or indicative of the real deal..I think it's pretty important for me to be happy with my choice of school despite the inconvenience it causes relationshipwise. Sorry if this is sounding kind of confessional..
30-32K/year? My understanding was that tuition and fees should be around 5K because of the 2/3 deferal. Living expenses can't add up to 25K can they?Super Rob said:Russian, I've contacted several students at UMASS and they preach how wonderful it is there with rabid enthusiasm. That being said, they confirm that Worcester is not fun, there is a huge emphasis on primary care (still a bit of one at DMS, I hear), and it is not the place to go if you intend on an academic career... although some will disagree. Even with the tuition deferral, it's still a projected 30 - 32K per year expense. If you're not looking for an academic career, I've also been told that UMASS offers perhaps the best clinical training in the state (hope I don't get flamed for this).
You're right about tuition dropping from about 8.5 to around 3, and you're right about the stress!TheRussian said:30-32K/year? My understanding was that tuition and fees should be around 5K because of the 2/3 deferal. Living expenses can't add up to 25K can they?
Sorry I know this of topic but thanks for the insight on UMass. Right now I don't have that decision to make and I'm kind of happy about that. Decisions are very stressful.
Those things will certainly save you a bundle no matter where you go! I keep forgetting that the budget is projecting 8 months worth of expenses and not twelve.TheRussian said:Thanks for the breakdown Super Rob, There are just some things you don't think about. If you don't mind me going on another tangent, I don't know who would spend $4,250 on food. I have a kitchen at school and so I buy my own food instead of having a meal plan. Projecting my food expenses till the end of the year, I will spend no more that $800 on food over the course of 8 months. My eating out has been very limited as well. Maybe 1 or 2 times a month. It's all about store brands.
Also I think I still fall under my parents' insurance.
Yea, I think I've gotten something from them just about every day in the past week. It's nice to feel wanted after all the b/s we've gone through!This has been mentioned before I just want to reiterate how nice they are to accepted students. I just got the letter confirming that they recieved my response indicating my "commitment to enter Dartmouth Medical School" and under Andrew Welch's signuture he wrote "Excellent! Welcome, TheRussian" Obviously this is not a big deal but no other school has gone that extra step to make the applicants feel welcome. If everyone there is this nice, it must be a great place to study medicine.
When did you submit your financial aid stuff? I only submitted mine on friday so I don't expect anything soon. Just like to know how long I should wait.DMBUGA34 said:Anyone else get their award letters today? After looking at mine, I think I'm definitely Dartmouth bound!
Beginning of March, but they didn't look at anything until I got accepted. I called twice to make sure they had everything they needed, once as soon as I sent it, and again right after my acceptance. When I called after my acceptance, they made it sound as if they were getting ready to send out award letters to all those who had a complete fileWhen did you submit your financial aid stuff?