I can't believe people aren't taking this thread more seriously and helping the OP out.Originally posted by Dr. Wall$treet
how do you know which school is which tier?
I think this sounds about right...Originally posted by chef
From talking w/ PD's of various programs, they rate the schools like this: Top 15 schools is Tier 1, then Tier 2 is schools w/ some national name recognition, then Tier 3 is all the other schools.
Originally posted by Dr. Wall$treet
hey thanks everyone. I by no means am picking school based on Tier. Im a strong believer in the philosophy that you make you own educatoin wherever you are. I went to ASU, and continiously would talk to someone who would say.. oh you go to ASU.. thats easy. I have had the debate that school really doesnt matter rather it is what you put in. I would put my chem, physiology.. bio etc skills up agianst anyone else who was motivated and stuided like me. you either know it or you dont. I had hearing hwo some schools are so much better. however i agree for funding purposes and reputation of course it always helps. Anyway thanks!
You mean like Pitt? They're not a Top Ten school (or even a Top Fifteen school), but they are ranked. Yet, they don't get as much respect as I think they deserve (partially due to the outdated attitude people from other parts of the country have of the "rust belt"/smokey city image of what the city was like 20 years ago).My personal belief is that even though a school has a great (top 30) US News ranking, it may still be considered a regional school. Particularly if all the graduates stay in a particular part of the country (as I think happens with state schools).
You could be right..or Pitt just isn't respected because, well, because Pittsburgh is to big cities as New Jersey is to states...just not well-respected.Originally posted by SunnyS81
Pitt is actually a pretty good example. [..] I noticed when comparing Pitt's match list with other schools of similar rank, that they don't get as much respect as you would expect. I'm not sure if this is because ranking is heavily weighted to include things that don't necessarily indicate a good educational program or not. I guess I'll have to wait and check them out next month.
Hi Dr. Grkovich,Originally posted by Dr. Grkovich
I think most schools gauge other schools by how difficult the instructors teach the material. The more conffusion they cause into their lecture, better they are. That's really the only thing that I have derived from my schooling. [...]and the bigest difference that I see is that the students were more serious and motivated at some of my classes and they did better regardless on how well the instructor thougt.
I'm not sure if there's a big difference between college professors who write the books and physicians who write books; however, the physicians who I've worked with at multiple institutions who have written texts in their specialities are outstanding.The authors that wrote the books were the professors that taught the class. Some of their books were so complicated and confusing, I thought they were useles....yet since this was a "big name" school, it wouldn't have been as politically saavy to use another big name school's professor's book....so us students were left with a complicated mess in some classes.