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  1. Meep-Meep

    Meep-Meep Member

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    Guys,

    I'm going way crazy over here. I've been accepted at USA since 2001. May 14th I was accepted off the wait-list to USF. Although USA looks great, I'd rather be in florida. So today I sent my acceptance letter to USF and asked to be removed from the alternate list at UF because I got the feeling I had no chance. THEN my parents got home today and my ACCEPTANCE letter from UF was in the mailbox! My snail mail letters are already in the mail! I have to decide quickly where to go! I don't know! I really liked USF environment, and everyone over there has been wonderful to me since day one. UF is known to be a great school though (not to say USF isn't but it has wider recognition). Where do I go! Help me!
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen
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    why did you take yourself off a waitlist at a school you would like to go to? there was no penalty for holding onto that waitlist spot and it would not have hurt anyone else.

    in any regards, go to UF. it seems to be higher on your personal ranking.
     
  4. Meep-Meep

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    I felt more comfortable at USF than UF. I'm trying to figure out information regarding their residency placements- ex. would going to USF negatively effect my residency options in comparison to UF and vice versa? are there certain advantages/disadvantages to the schools i should know about?.. and so on..

    *ugh* I'm researching right now.
     
  5. Ibis

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    Road Runner-

    Florida all the way!!!

    From everything I've heard about UF & USF, you've gotta side with them hicks in Gainesville!! Your "overall" experience will be better, despite the projected outlook of their floundering, misguided football team. Anyway, it's really a no brainer, in my opinion.

    Of course, this does not take into account a few factors: proximity to family, clinical exposure of Tampa General (possibly), anything else???

    Oh, one more thing.....CANES ARE #1!!
     
  6. Daredevil

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    Just go to where you are the happiest :)
     
  7. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life

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    Some info from their 2000 Match List:

    Specialty Breakdown
    Anesthesiology - 5
    Dermatology-2
    Emergency Medicine - 5
    Family Practice - 16
    Medicine, Categorical - 14
    Medicine, Preliminary - 12
    Medicine, Primary - 3
    Medicine-Pediatrics - 2
    Obstetrics - 14
    Ophthomology-1
    Oral Surgery - 2
    Orthopaedic Surgery - 4
    Otolaryngology-2
    Pathology - 1
    Pediatrics - 14
    Psychiatry - 4
    Radiology -4
    Radiation Oncology-1
    Sabbatical - 1
    Surgery, General - 8
    Surgery, Preliminary - 8
    Urology-1

    Here's the actual <a href="http://www.medinfo.ufl.edu/~yearbook/matchday/list.htm" target="_blank">Match List</a> Good Luck! PM me if you have any more questions. I did my undergrad at UF.
     
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    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life

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    Here's the 2001 <a href="http://www.medinfo.ufl.edu/~med2001/match/" target="_blank">Match List</a>
     
  9. Meep-Meep

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    Thanks papa smurf and everyone else for their comments too. I'm about to head in town for a pow-wow with family to look over the match lists and compare them. I think my difficulty is in the fact that I was so darn excited about USF (I mean-that place is just fabulous)! And not expecting to also get in to another fabulous school. How do you choose between the two?
     
  10. Ibis

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    Were you really more impressed w/ USF???? (I'm a bit baffled <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :confused: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> , but go with your gut. :) )

    ps- Do you mind elaborating on what you thought was so fabulous, concerning USF?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ibis:
    <strong>Were you really more impressed w/ USF???? (I'm a bit baffled <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :confused: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> , but go with your gut. :) )

    ps- Do you mind elaborating on what you thought was so fabulous, concerning USF?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">There's another SDNer 2NT who withdrew from the UF alternate list and decided to go to USF. I think it's becase they show their love earlier, and I heard the people there are nicer overall. Of course I recommend you dropping the UF acceptance b/c there are other people like moi who would like to go to UF and not have to owe a gazillion dollars and don't have any other in-state options. :( But congrats on the 2 FL acceptances and go where you would be happiest. If you do well on the boards USF vs UF shouldn't make a difference in your residency placement. Then again, if you're very big on research, UF might be the better option.

    Please let us know what you decide because I just ran as fast as I could to the mailroom to find no love and I would like to know if there's another spot opening up. You and I were the only SDNers who publicly announced we were on UF's alternate list. So I'm very sad. :( But congrats to you! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Well guys,

    It was a tough decision. I know UF has a reputation for being a better school, but I really felt more at home at USF. My personality is to excel irrelevant of the circumstances, so the slight variability in school reputation shouldn't effect me all that much. Essentially, I'll do well if I try hard. My parents and I broke down the match lists for the past two years at UF and USF. In reality they are quite comprable. The USF match list gave me no indication of a significant difference in the quality of residencies. Additionally, I have family reasons for wanting to be closer to Orlando. UF has been my dream school since my freshman year of college. I find it ironic that I'm turning that opportunity down. Hopefully I won't burn my bridge there for residency.

    Doctora Foxy, Good luck! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Sincerely, Meep Meep
     
  13. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels

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    I know a guy at USF that chats online with me during lectures and he says he never studies. He goes to the movies, works out, plays video games all day.

    Sounds like the good life...
     
  14. Doctora Foxy

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    Meep-Meep, you just made my day. Thank you!!!!!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Best of luck at USF. Some fabulous SDNers are headed there <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> I wish I could come too....
     
  15. CANES2006

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    Yeah, the best SDNer of all time is heading there: ME!!!!! :D j/k Seriously, though, congrats on your acceptances. I'm not sure I'll be heading there this fall. But, you will still be surrounded with great people. Right now, Caveman (he's the bomb <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> ), Lukey, Simple, and 2NT are heading there. You can't go wrong with that company. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    Cane
     
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    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels

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    Actually, the guy I mentioned is the son of the med school dean. So if you have any weird questions, I can ask him. I talk to him almost every day.
     

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