Originally posted by Rose122
Between the pre-med programs I think BU is a weak choice. I know, from personal experience, that their honors O-Chem doesn't even stack up to BC's standard O-chem in terms of breadth and depth. However, I have no info on the other classes.
Excuse me for a moment, but I have to defend BU in the face of BC gunnerism. I'm curious to know what your 'personal experience' in knowing that BU OChem honors track (involves some advanced quantitation) 'doesnt stack up' in terms of 'breadth and depth'. Did you fail it at one place then take it at the other? In fact BC's science programs are in most cases fairly new and dont have nearly the amount of funding as BU (go look at the NIH rankings). I can guarantee that BU organic chemistry will teach you everything that some BC class would. In fact, the professor whos teaching you was probably one of those that made the terrible switch from BU to BC when BC decided to actually try to staff their departments with halfway decent researchers. Very famous case of this happening with the physics department
With all that NIH funding around at BU, you'll get a great oppurtunity to do research. I had the oppurtunity to receive REU stipends, got published and made 2 conference presentations by my senior year. Alot of the science research is closely tied to the med school. NYU, Tulane, and LSU are all great schools too; go to the place where you think you have the oppurtunity for success. If you were accepted to all these schools, i'm sure BU has given you merit scholarships also like they did for me.
Don't listen to silly gunners that say BU is weak; this year and next fall I will have classmates attending med school UMDNJ, UC schools, UPenn (couple here), Mt Sinai, Temple (a whole bunch here), NYU med, BU med (including myself if they take me off the waitlist), and a whole host of other places. Good luck to you in making a decision.