Hey I don't know what year you are, but maybe you could answer some questions for me. What does the first year schedule look like (i.e.) how many hours are you in class a day)? What does the third and fourth year schedule look like. I've heard at most schools 3rd year is very hard and fourth year is more laid back with less time at the hospitals then third year. Is this true here too? I got accepted here, but I'm not sure if I'll be attending.
I'm sure I'm going to get some biased answers on this thread, but what do y'all think the advantages/disadvantages LSU has over Tulane and vice versa. (other than tuition of course)
allow me to chime in on this as well. I'm currently a 3rd year at LSU-NO.
First congrats to everyone who has been accepted; you'll truly enjoy yourselves, as much as can be expected.
for JTuble1386: The first year schedule consists of anatomy, HPD (embryology) and histology your first semester and biochem, neuro and physiology 2nd semester. obviously most of your time is spent in anatomy first semester with classes usually from 8-12 (gross labs will occasionally be 10-12)and HPD and SPM classes in the afternoon for an hour or 2 (gross lab is sometimes in the afternoon from 1-5).
Second semester is essentially classes 8-12 with occasional afternoon classes from 1-3 or so.
For step I, I felt pretty well prepared and used the 4 week break b/w 2nd and 3rd years to really study for Step 1 and I did pretty well on the exam.
and lastly I think that as a whole we (LSU students) are closer to our fellow classmates and have more fun than our Tulane counterparts. Rumors run rampant that Tulane students do not study as much as we do and while that may or may not be true, I do know that LSU seems to prepare us for clinicals (3rd and 4th year) much more so than Tulane does. I don't really know of any sure disadvantages though i'm sure there are some.
As a last remark, the first 2 years are the most miserable and enjoyable time of your life but once you past Step 1 it really is all downhill from there. I can honestly say I've thoroughly enjoyed 3rd year thus far.
Feel free to ask anymore questions you may have or PM me and i'll give you my email addy to answer your questions.
All run-ons/grammatical errors are intentional and well meant.
Where do medical students at LSU-NO live? I have also been accepted there and looking for a placed to live. What are some apartment complexes where students live?
Are any of you guys debating over going to Tulane or LSU? I am thinking hard about the money differences and whether or not Tulane warrants the extra cash. Are any of you in the same situation?
OK this is a little nutty. Why would they lie to me? There is a conspiracy afoot. dunnn dunnnn dunnnnnnnnnnn