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Mt. Sinai vs. Tufts

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by vinsanity, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. vinsanity

    vinsanity Senior Member
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    If you had the opportunity to go to Mt. Sinai or Tufts, which would you chose and why. Both schools are in great cities and both schools have a great reputation in medical education what a dilemma!!
     
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  3. Scooby Doo

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    SINAI without a doubt!

    New York you can't beat.
    Sinai is very very cheap for a private school.
    Tufts ranks lower than Sinai.
    Tufts is more expensive than sinai.
    Sinai is Pass/Fail (not sure if tufts is)
    Sinai has great and cheap (comparatively) housing.


    Final words of wisdom: Go to Sinai...
     
  4. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member
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    Yep. Sinai - and no question about it whatsoever.
     
  5. JJ4

    JJ4 Senior Member
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    How about Mayo vs. Sinai for MD/PhD??
     
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  7. Scooby Doo

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  8. JJ4

    JJ4 Senior Member
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    Hey Scoob -- I loved the gun-shot - I was on the floor!! :D

    Actually being in an MD/PhD program the class size per se is not tremendously important to me (although I say that with a grain of salt). I guess (now this is very long term of course), I'd like to go back to NYC for post-grad stuff. So maybe doing my degrees at Mayo will be a nice "out" of the city (i'm from NY actually). The only thing is -- I find the MOLECULAR neuroscience program to be a bit better at Sinai. However the clinical caliber of Mayo just completely annihilates Sinai. Nonetheless research is my passion (Boy do I REGRET not applying to WashU or UCSF -- I'm just soo pissed -- who knows maybe I can get a residency at UCSF :D . In any case -- Mayo's neurodegenerative research group is excellent. I dunno -- let's see how this all plays out. I was considering Yale too. But there's something about Mayo that draws me away from Yale (nonetheless I've yet to hear post-interview from either).

    I guess the other thing is this question of MSTP. (Sinai actually is a very up and coming MSTP). However, Mayo uses the Mayo Clinic/Foundation to fund it's students (same amount of funding though). NIH sees Mayo as leaning more toward "translational" (i.e. clinical) research as opposed to "hard-core" basic sciences -- so is a little wary about giving them NIH slots -- but that may change as they are now trying to get guys (and gals) that are heavily rooted in basic sciences to come to their program (hence my interview I guess -- I've been in the lab for six years now).

    But as for location -- I was surprised that the area around the clinic was pretty "urban" I mean of course not like here in NY but nonetheless very small-cityish. At times I feel I need a break from the whole city thing. But then again, I love home! If it all plays out -- it'll be a tought choice. Ironically though, as an MD-school -- I liked Sinai a whole lot better than Columbia -- although Cornell is kinda tied. But that's another topic.

    As there are not enough people on the board from Mayo -- I'd be interested to hear all your thoughts about the place (also they've got money coming outta the woodwork to fund anything).
     
  9. JJ4

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    Funny thing -- my previous gun-shot comment wasn't such a bad pun -- alright I just killed it -- wait...there it is again -- alright alright I'll stop <img src="graemlins/laughy.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughy]" />
     
  10. praying mantis

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    Sinai is a GREAT school. I would definitely choose it over Tufts!
     
  11. JJ4

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    Oh yea going back to the original post -- Sinai over Tufts DEFINITELY!
     

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