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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WSUreds, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. WSUreds

    WSUreds Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2001
    I just received an invite for an interview from St. Louis today. I have already been accepted to 2 other schools, Cincinnati and Case West. Could anyone tell me more about SLU that has interviewed there or if it is even worth missing class and driving 6 hours to interview there???? Thanks guys.
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  3. bomback

    bomback Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    ummm, I interviewed there but didn't like it much. It's not in the best neighborhood and the facilities are not too impressive. Try reading more about it on there website.
  4. WSUreds

    WSUreds Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2001
    Yeah, I was impressed at great deal at Cincinnati and it is my hometown. SLU is really expensive for not being a top 50 school. Anyone else have any suggestions on whether I should attend this interview or not??? I guess I am going to go look on interview feedback.
  5. thm

    thm Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    San Francisco
    I, too just received an invite to SLU but am turning it down because of acceptances I already hold, including Case Western. I can't say much about SLU except that a friend of mine who was accepted there really didn't like it compared to her other options (NYMC and ultimately UC Davis.) What I do know is that I really liked Case Western Reserve a lot. I don't know anything about Cincinnati, but if I were you I wouldn't hesitate to pick CWRU. There are many wonderful opportunities there (in both research and primary care) and the students are happy. And for what it's worth, in a conversation I had with a former UCSF School of Medicine faculty member, he really seemed to think CWRU was a fantastic school.
  6. P60001

    P60001 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2001
    SLU must have sent out a bunch of invites because I received one also. I do not think I am going either. I have already been accepted elsewere and SLU is rather spendy. I have also heard the area is not very impressive.
  7. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    West of the Haight
    Given that the area is bad, I think that it would make for more interesting clinical years. However, the library is small and old, but I think that I was told that they have access to WashU's library. Everyone commutes, as they live away from campus. SLU does do regional interviews, so call and find out if they do them in your area, waste a couple of hours and interview, if you are interested. Since you got into CWRU I wouldn't really waste my time if I were you. Good luck
  8. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    infront of an iMac
    i wouldn't waste my time if I were you. SLU is in the unfortunate position of being in a mid-sized city already served by an outstanding medical school (WashU). As a result all the best local resources/rotations, etc are through WashU and SLU comes in a very poor second. Either Cincinnati or Case Western are much better schools.

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