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HELP: University of Illinois or Tufts?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tenderizer, May 27, 2008.

  1. Tenderizer

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    I need advice

    I've been accepted to the Tufts MD/MBA program (4-year program) for some time now, but was recently accepted to the University of Illinois MD program. I'm an Illinois resident and would get in-state tuition. The difference in tuition is enormous: ~35k vs. 85k

    But, I was in the Tufts MBS program so I've already taken half of Tufts' med school classes, and will be able to pass out of several of their 1st year classes. I will still, however, have to pay full tuition. Does anyone have any advice as to which school I should attend? U of I gave me until the end of the day today to decide and I can't make up my mind.
     
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  3. Tenderizer

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    I need advice

    I've been accepted to the Tufts MD/MBA program (4-year program) for some time now, but was recently accepted to the University of Illinois MD program. I'm an Illinois resident and would get in-state tuition. The difference in tuition is enormous: ~35k vs. 85k

    But, I was in the Tufts MBS program so I've already taken half of Tufts' med school classes, and will be able to pass out of several of their 1st year classes. I will still, however, have to pay full tuition. Does anyone have any advice as to which school I should attend? U of I gave me until the end of the day today to decide and I can't make up my mind.
     
  4. WinterLights

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    The 50k difference in tuition would be reason enough for me to select UIC over tufts.
     
  5. RoadRunner17

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    Go for cheaper tuition... take those classes again at UIC and ace them. Nothing wrong with that from my pre-medical perspective.
     
  6. borat2008

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    uic. easy decision. great school and cheaper. dont even hesitate on this one.
     
  7. Random Anesthesiologist

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    If you still have to pay full tuition, then go to IL. You won't be so stressed out in the classes you've taken, and it will be a nice refresher for the boards, at less than half the cost.
     
  8. ChubbyChaser

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    85K...wtf mate!!! Is this even a serious question?!?!?! I call troll;) jk...UIC ftw.
     
  9. njbmd

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    Choosing between medical schools is a pre-med issue and this thread is moved to Pre-Allo.
     
  10. Mobius1985

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    It's a no-brainer. Go to University of Illinois.
     
  11. Voltaire

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    Go to the University of Illinois. Is Tufts really worth $85,000 per year? That's ridiculous.
     
  12. DocLove06

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    University of Illinois education varies by location. If you got the Chicago campus then i say illinois, but if you got peoria or rockford then tufts is your best bet.
     
  13. Caesar

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    Merge this with the other thread he has that is the exact same.

    U of I.
     
  14. Phoenix.

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    Threads merged.
     
  15. bcat85

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    U of I... duh :thumbup:
     

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