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If you think YOU'RE spending a lot on applications

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by still waiting, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. still waiting

    still waiting Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Who else thinks this is crazy?... I'm taking a course as a requirement for a medical school that hasn't accepted me yet, that normally accepts like 1% of students like me (out of state). The course (books & everything) costs like $600. That's more than all my applications combined costed. I have like no money. I really want out of the course, and my money back, but also want the option of going to this school, if they so choose to take me. I keep telling myself that you can't put a price on education, but f*ck that. Education should be free. That's the damn price. Zero.

    This about sums up my entire medical school application experience, from when I entered college and became a pre-med, to right now: I keep giving and giving and get no love.
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  3. b-real

    b-real What, me worry? 10+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2001
    at a place called vertigo
    Wow :eek: Just out of curiousity, what is this $600 class you're taking?
  4. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2001
    what school is this that you are prepping for? didn't you apply to other medical schools?
  5. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    If all of your applications combined cost LESS than $ don't get to complain. Sorry. When you start reaching the $2500 level for those, you get to complain.
  6. idiot

    idiot Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    I addition to all the $$ spent on tuition/books, applications fees, MCAT fees, and 7 out-of-state trips - I also had to finance $3000 worth of dental surgery last semester.
  7. alice

    alice Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    wasn't there a thread about this - like how much people spent on the process. an investment banker friend of mine guestimated my total costs at $8000. including amcas for 22 schools, all the secondaries, travel, etc. not even counting mcat prep! granted, he always flies first class, and i was taking flights that had two stops and left at 6am, but still.... it's pretty ugly.
  8. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

  9. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
  10. DrBlueDevil

    DrBlueDevil god 10+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Houston, TX
  11. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    I also took a class last semester specifically so I could apply to USC and UC Irvine, but I am not complaining about the costs, I have a full time job and can pay for it much easier than many of the rest of the SDNers.
  12. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2001

    Which class did u take for those two med schools? I know that UCLA is one of the few schools that requires Statistics.

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