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interview invite from toledo...should i go (already accepted to drexel +WSU)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by whyadoctor, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. whyadoctor

    whyadoctor Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    i'm an applicant from california, already accepted to drexel and wayne state university. I got an interview invite from University of Toledo in Ohio today. Should I go to this interview? Does this interview actually mean anything, or are they just fulfilling an interview quota? also, let's say they're actually serious, should i go to Toledo for an interview? would anyone pick toledo over wayne or drexel?
     
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  3. Honey Mustard

    Honey Mustard 5+ Year Member

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    You should definitely go to an interview! :)
    Wayne & Drexel, both decent schools. Yet, if you are OOS applicants, the tuition will be extremely expensive for both schools, especially for wayne. its impossible to become a resident in michigan. It is my personal belief that the medical education in UT is as good as those schools, if not better. (no offense to those schools) In terms of city that you want to be in, then its a complete different story as you probably know already. Philly should be #1, toledo being the last. But if you are like me, who is concerned about tuition at least for a little bit, definitely consider going to an interview there. Similar schools, why pay more? Not sure how many spots are left, but its definitely worth to go there and check it out. Waitlist movement is decent as well. so no worries. good luck on your decision. :luck:
     
  4. Bernie3144

    Bernie3144 7+ Year Member

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    Drexel tuition is the same for both in-state and OOS. It is also less than the OOS for WSU and Toledo
     
  5. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    I've been to to UT, it's a REALLY nice school. I am not that big of a fan of Toledo, but it's not bad. I have never been to Drexel, but living in Philly would be really cool and I hear the clinicals are great.

    If you have the slightest interest in UT, I say go.
     
  6. Bernie3144

    Bernie3144 7+ Year Member

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    Really don't know much about Toledo, but being in Philly, I know there are a lot of opportunities here, as well as establishing connections to some really good residency programs (half the battle) without having to leave town.
     
  7. Hoya5150

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    About Toledo...if it's like Ohio State or U. Cincinnati, you can get in-state residency for tuition purposes after the first year. Toledo's okay if you like quiet suburbia; I've lived there until high school, and I'm not about to go back.
     
  8. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

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    I would still go to the interview if you have any interest/can afford to go. U of Toledo is a great school, and as it has been mentioned, you can get in-state tuition after the first year.

    I'm from California too, and I thought the school was really nice. The city seemed okay, though it was kind of depressing how dead everything looked despite it being late March when I was there. I mean, not even a hint of spring. Still, I'm sure the weather at WSU wouldn't be any better.

    Still, I think it would be a great place to go to med school. I think you are right to be concerned about it being a waitlist only invite. When I was there on March 23 last year, I could tell that most people there that day would be getting a waitlist. I think they did accept at least some people from that day, however.
     
  9. ExKitty Doctor

    ExKitty Doctor Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ive been to both drexel and toledo, and I would strongly recommend you go to the interview. The school may pleasantly surprise you, as it did me.:thumbup: Toledo is a solid mid tier school and will save you a LOT of money. Youve worked really hard for these interviews, you owe it to yourself to check the school out. Its better to go than to regret missing out later.
     

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