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Has anybody ever read/seen the book - Best 168 Medical Schools 2007

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Entirecropslost, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Entirecropslost

    Entirecropslost Member 5+ Year Member

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    I saw this book on barnes and noble and it looked like it might have some good info, especially the suveys and other 'insider info' they had. But sometimes these books can be a complete waste of money so I thought I'd ask if anybody thought it was any good. Thanks!
     
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  3. QuakerPreMed

    QuakerPreMed 2+ Year Member

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    Who publishes this book? I picked up a similar-sounding book from USNews and World Report and besides the rankings (which you can get on their website) all the info was identical, or less good, than the MSAR.
     
  4. Stolenspatulas

    Stolenspatulas 2+ Year Member

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    Complete waste of money. It's sold by Princeton Review. I work(ed) for princeton review and i'm telling you this.

    if you want any info, go straight to the MSAR.
     
  5. kelvin81

    kelvin81 Member 5+ Year Member

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    AGREE
     
  6. Meeher

    Meeher 2+ Year Member

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    Are there even 168 med schools? I thought there were around 125.
     
  7. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

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    The Alamo
    Probably counting the osteopathics.
     
  8. Entirecropslost

    Entirecropslost Member 5+ Year Member

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    yea and also naturopathic schools too. Yea I have a MSAR, but that book looked like it had some good info with student surveys and stuff, which could potentially be very helpful, just like you get all the best info from the student host you stay with on interviews. But I appreciate the feedback
     
  9. MattD

    MattD Curmudgeon 7+ Year Member

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    So, by "best 168 medical schools", they really mean, "all U.S. medical schools"? Hilarious
     
  10. etsuprinthead

    etsuprinthead 2+ Year Member

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    my roommate gave me an old (2005) hand-me-down copy, and i used it for general info on med schools when i was deciding where to apply. it's certainly not enough info to make decisions on though.
     
  11. OncDoc19

    OncDoc19 MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Personally I would trust the MSAR over a book published by a test-prep company. Also the title is just ridiculous.
     
  12. CTtarheel

    CTtarheel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I actually remember reading some stats in that book that contradicted MSAR information, and some other stats that I knew to be wrong. I don't trust anything that a test-prep company puts out. Kaplan and Princeton Review are truly the scum of the earth.
     
  13. xylem29

    xylem29 7+ Year Member

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    I concur.
     
  14. rich4k

    rich4k Member 2+ Year Member

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    I have a copy from my school's library. The book is almost worthless. There's much more info in MSAR or US News, and some info (eg tuition) contradicted the MSAR, or was out of date.
     
  15. Entirecropslost

    Entirecropslost Member 5+ Year Member

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    wow thanks guys you saved me some money:)
     
  16. ruefr

    ruefr Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    double agree
     

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