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  • Case Western

    Votes: 16 17.4%
  • Ohio State

    Votes: 11 12.0%
  • U of Pittsburgh

    Votes: 33 35.9%
  • U of Washington (WWAMI)

    Votes: 32 34.8%

  • Total voters
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Vltava

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Hi all, I'm trying to decide between these MD programs:

1. Case Western
2. Ohio State (offering some $$)
3. U of Pittsburgh
4. U of Washington (WWAMI program)

I don't have any specialty in mind, although I'd like to do academic medicine eventually. Any suggestions/info/opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

JJMrK

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Moving to School Specific Discussions.
 

mdeast

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If you want to do academic medicine, then Pitt seems like one of the best options. I'd vote UWash otherwise, but the program you've selected seems like it's geared toward community/family medicine...which seems against your notion of academic medicine and not really knowing your speciality (depending on what type of research/educator you want to be). Otherwise, I'd say Seattle >> Pittsburgh in terms of quality of geographical location. And both Pittsburgh and Seattle >>> Ohio.
 

Vltava

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Thank you for the advice, mdeast. You bring up good points about the focus of the programs and the quality of locations. I applied to UWash's WWAMI because it was my only in-state option.

I guess I'll go to Pitt then.
 

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UWash has a considerably better name and program than Pitt although I'm not sure how the WWAMI program would affect a career in academics.
 

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UWash does have a very good reputation, but don't you have to make some sort of commitment to return to your home state and practice there for a period of time? Depending on how much you like your home state, that could be an important consideration...
 

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Yes, UWash requires me to practice as an attending for 3 years in my home state (Wyoming). I like my state, but its small population means limited opportunities for some specialties. There are certainly no academic medical centers in the state. I do, however, have the option of paying the tuition difference (with interest) instead returning for 3 years.
 

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OP, isn't your deadline for Case coming up? Have you made a decision? :luck::xf:
 

Vltava

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Yeah, I've decided to go to Pitt. I guess I won't be seeing you at Case, vc7777. Pitt decided to include a merit scholarship in my financial aid package, so that basically settled the issue for me :).
 

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Yeah, I've decided to go to Pitt. I guess I won't be seeing you at Case, vc7777. Pitt decided to include a merit scholarship in my financial aid package, so that basically settled the issue for me :).
Sweet! You can't argue with a merit scholarship. Nice!

Well good luck at Pitt. I really enjoyed my interview there, and I think people are attracted to both programs for similar reasons. :)
 
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