Hehe...yeah seriously. Everyone has different priorities and ranking systems to rate programs even when listing them in order of "prestige." Prestige means different things for different people methinks. Plus, placing these particular 5 programs in strict order is hard. I have an easier time thinking in tiers but even then probably only 5% of the people would agree with meyaah said:Honestly - trying to rank these 5 is a pointless endeavor. Even people who have experience at all of them would probably tell you that. They are all very big regional programs, and all have staff members who are internationally known. I could give you my ranking but it would be based on location and not much else.
ddx said:how would you rank these programs in terms of prestige?
emory, cornell, ucla, northwestern, southwestern
SLUsagar said:NOT implying in any what whatsoever that you should rank in this order (in actuality i'd def. rank in a diff. order)...but from my brief knowledge about programs and prestige, i'd say, in decreasing order: Cornell/UCLA (tied), NW, Emory, SW
cytoborg said:I finally gave up trying to figure out the relative prestige of different places. Aside from a handful of places we've all "heard of," i.e. MGH, it seems prestige is in the eye of the beholder.
you make your own prestige by being first class. and you gotta live first class to be first classyaah said:As I said before, programs can't give you prestige. You make your own prestige.
lorne said:I would place UCLA over Cornell for surg path. Overall AP/CP I think Cornell edges UCLA. That's just my impression. I didn't apply to the other three so I can't say anything useful.
LADoc00 said:No. At one point UCLA had one of the greatest living GI pathologists, unfortunately this gentleman has dementia and now cant remember his own name. Separate out UCLA the medical school which is hard to get into, from UCLA the pathology program which I would rank below Irvine (and Im not a big fan of Irvine).
Of those listed, Emory is BY FAR the best. Folpe, Sharon Weiss etc. Their consultation services are immense. SW and Cornell would be close no2s.