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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Nyu2004, May 16, 2007.

  1. Nyu2004

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    Okay I know these posts are annoying but I need help deciding asap. I applied late and have to decide by May 25 between:
    UCLA Charles Drew
    Wake Forest
    Albert Einstein

    I am seriously in love with all the schools and am completely unsure of what my decision will be. Can you all give some pros and cons. (again totally annoyin I know)
    Thanks and good luck everyone
     
  2. Depakote

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    I knew a guy named Al, he didn't seem like too bad of a guy. Go to AECOM for that reason.
     
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    I'd be all over UCLA. Definitely not AE.
     
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    durfen I see plans within plans
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    Are you kidding? UCLA all the way. Great med school, great(!!!) weather. No competition.
     
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    I know UCLA is the biggest name, but it's not David Geffen it's Charles Drew, and with all the problems they have been facing lately I'm somewhat apprehensive.
     
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    What.... the.... hell....

    This is me. This you as a donkey. :beat:

    UCLA by far is the best choice for numerous reasons. This could be one of the easiest decision help threads yet :)

    Now this is me as a donkey... hm... sorry I don't read good. Didn't see this was Drew. In that case, I would probably say WFUSM or UCLA still... I don't know enough about the Drew situation to know if they allow away rotations for 3/4 years and if you can get ample experience at neighboring hospitals. AECOM just didn't fly for me.
     
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    I would steer clear of Drew (note - this is NOT Geffen people). The hospital is basically shut down, there is no organized plan for dealing with where you will do clinicals in year 3 - you are a bastard stepchild.

    Just look in allo at some of generalveers tribulations as a resident there (after they basically closed the hospital).
     
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    Weather....+pity+
     
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    As an LA resident, I hear on the radio a lot about what bad shape Drew is in... I would skip it.
     
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    go with AE. great school. you can't go wrong there.

    Drew...seems to have a lot of internal problems. what exactly they are, I"m not sure...if you have the chance, get a hold of ACTUAL students or grads and bomb them w/ questions. see if you can handle the school with what they tell you.
     
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    For those picking UCLA Drew because they think it is the UCLA in US News you are mistaken.

    I'd say Wake Forrest is your best choice.
     
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    AHHHHHH Now you all know why I can't decide. LOL Thanks
     
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