Originally posted by tryingagain
[Also, I received a PM from an applicant on here who said while interviewing at Hopkins and Harvard the interviewers both asked why he had no interest in attending his KY state schools. He gave his reasons and then he said that both times the interviewers had nothing but bad things to say about U of L and nothing but good things to say about UK. I don't know if that means anything, but its interesting.
Also, I know of people with sub-25 mcats that have been accepted to U of L that were not even granted interviews at UK. Interesting.
Yeah, that person must have told that story on here somewhere because I remember reading it. I find it astounding that an interviewer would truly bad mouth another med school during an interview, and, personally, if that had happened to me, it would have only left a bad taste in my mouth regarding the school at which I was interviewing. I just think that is in poor taste. But, I am curious exactly what was said about each school. If we could get more details that would be appreciated. I really want to go to UL, but if it is truly as awful as people on here would have you believe then I don't want to make a huge mistake. Does anyone have any more concrete evidence besides just that the word around town is that UK is better? BTW, the average MCAT at UK and UL are almost identical (I think like maybe 2 tenths of a point difference) and I would chalk up even that small difference to the mere fact that UL's class is larger so naturally they cannot be as selective.
I told you you would get into UK this time.Originally posted by tryingagain
Ok, so I'm accepted to UK and interviewed yesterday at UofL. What are your thoughts on these schools? Where are you guys going and why? I'm leaning toward UK.
Well, I have seen UofL's student desks, and there are like 6 or 8 in a small room, and I just couldn't see myself studying like that. I like to study alone, or with just a couple of people.Originally posted by OneStrongBro
Lastly, U of L seems to have unit learning, where every student has their own desk, while UK students seem like they have to study at the library. I wish UK had a desk for every student.
You must have been looking in the wrong room. Only some people study in the unit labs. The library is right across the courtyard and there are a variety of other places to study. Unit labs are typically composed of about 20 or so students and the rooms are not small, by any means. Quite accomodating for small group discussions and histology lab review.Originally posted by Jamier2
Well, I have seen UofL's student desks, and there are like 6 or 8 in a small room, and I just couldn't see myself studying like that. I like to study alone, or with just a couple of people.
UK does have several study rooms for us in the school (and they are getting that new building), and has a large study area in the basement of the medical school library - aka the "dungeon".
Like KyGrlDr2B (we're in class together - Hi ) said, feel free to ask me anytime about UK. I can't say much about UofL since it's been almost 2 years since I interviewed there.
Yes, I did. I do believe we (my interview is later too) are interviewing for the waitlist. I do feel like there will be movement though, as many that apply to UK also apply to UL, some of those will SURELY choose UL (I haven't gotten an interview there yet ) so maybe we can still get in!Hey Tas,
Did you get a letter from UK saying that they expected all positions to be filled by early January? I have my interview next week and I am nervous that the best I am hoping for is the waitlist!