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- Oct 27, 2013
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Only you can make this decision.Hello! I need some input as I am seriously torn between these two programs I got into so I'm going to list our the pros and cons of each. Please let me know what you think and which program you would choose as someone who is mainly concerned with improving their GPA and getting into MD school.
Classes with M1's
Medical school courses are sent out to applied schools at the end of October
Recommendation letter from the program
Program says apply to MD schools while in the program
Has an option of having a large cohort (120) or a small cohort (25) (GUMC vs GTDT - I personally want GTDT for small cohort)
One of the oldest SMP's (heard it carries weight among Adcoms)
Good chance of getting in if you are in the top 15% of the class
Have heard it is extremely cutthroat and difficult w/ no support system from the professors
Not sure what you can do in the real world w/ a MS in physiology and biophysics (-_- lmk if i'm wrong)
MS in Biotech (could go into industrial research)
Small class of 50 students
Committee letter (more weight than a single letter)
Hopkins the name carries a lot of weight
Newer program (I'm unsure the reputation it carries w/ Adcoms)
Expensive as well $$$$ (same as Gtown tho)
Not taking classes with M1's (would be hard to demonstrate you can handle the rigor of med school if you're not taking medical school courses...right..?)
Anyways, sorry for the terribly long post. This is what I've thought of so far and found. Please let me know what you think and which program you would personally choose! Thank you so much!
This is my 2 cents.
JHU. Same cost, small class, more support, less cut throat? (since it wasn't mentioned). There are some benefits to your GPA of not taking the med school classes. Your pro list for Georgetown isn't actually larger - 2-3 of those are the same/related or irrelevant (ie. classes with M1s and grades sent in Oct is 1. Being told to apply MD is irrelevant. Good chance if top 15% is relative and goes without saying in any program, and you'd require a letter from a program regardless and thus irrelevant with the exception of the mention of a committee letter as theyre aren't always provided, for instance).