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Mayo vs Sinai for MD/PhD

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JJ4, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. JJ4

    JJ4 Senior Member
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    I am having a tough time deciding. Anyone wanna share some thought?
     
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    Not to be completely trite, but an MD/PhD program is long- do you really want to spend 6-8 years with very long winters in a small town? Also, since the Mayo program is so small, I would be worried about spending so many years with so few different personalities. But congratulations on being faced with such a decision.
     
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    I'll move this to the Pre-Allopathic forum where it is more appropriate.
     
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    Thanks Kimberly. Someone...anyone please give some opinions.
    I'm just curious what everyone thinks.
     
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    Well, first I would like to add that I have not had a campus tour at either place. However, I have had relatives who have ended up at the Mayo clinic and if I were you I would go to Mayo. The reasons are this: Mayo is THE BEST hospital system in the world. I know someone (probably from the East Coast) is going to argue differently, but facts are facts.

    When the King of Jordan needed chemothearpy where did he go?

    For an MD/PhD I would be interested in their lab/research buildings which I have also not seen. Also, from what I remember Mt. Sinai has about twice as much national research money. But, that is something you would have to judge for yourself. More does not mean better and/or more focused. Oh also, you may become concerned with living in Rochester, MN (it is not NY), but if you are looking for a career spingboard...Mayo.
     
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    I see your points WISC-ite. Are you from the midwest?? In any case yes Sinai has more NET research dollars. However I believe this is because Sinai has more faculty doing research -- wheras Mayo has only 250. In any case, ultimately I will only end up with ONE thesis advisor. I liked the research at BOTH Mayo and Sinai. In the end I believe I want to end up in NYC for my career. But at the same time, training at Mayo is a very unique experience. No gun shot wounds however.
     
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    Yes, I am from good ole WI. However, I have lived in Philly for the past year. The East Coast comment is a little sarcasm. I think you have a hard decision...especially since you are from NY. Nothing in the midwest is even close the city.

    If I were you, I would try and decide which area of research you think you are REALLY interested in and pick which ever school has better faculty in that field.

    Oh, and there are gunshots in MN...around deer season. :rolleyes:
     

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