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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mseider, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. mseider

    mseider Junior Member
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    Hey guys! I just wanted to start this much needed thread so we can consolidate information about Miami and, perhaps, get to know a little bit about each other!

    First question: Does UM have a white coat ceremony or the equivalent? If so, when is it?
     
  2. drlexygoat

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    No white coat ceremony.... they have a pinning ceremony instead. Not sure of the date, though
     
  3. mseider

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    I called Admissions today. The "pinning" ceremony is actually not until after the first term, in Janurary. We don't have any initiation ceremony...

    Do I care?:(
     
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    no white coat ceremony? that sucks - i already told my parents to keep the beginning of august open :(

    does anyone know when they will tell us for sure which campus we'll be on?
     
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    Do you guys know when school starts? Also, I heard some schools do not have their white coat ceremony until their second year before they begin their clinical rotations, or something like that.
     
  6. mseider

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    I was told it begins the 1st week of August, but no date has yet been finalized.

    By the way, where are you guys living next year? I have been looking into Jackson and Dominion Towers. Does anybody know if those are a good deal, and which one is better?
     
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    This is last year's calendar for first years:

    2003
    Orientation Thru.-Fri., Aug. 7-8
    Registration Fri., Aug. 8
    Classes Begin Mon., Aug. 11
    Labor Day Mon., Sept. 1
    Thanksgiving Nov. 27 - Nov. 30
    Classes Resume Mon., Dec. 1
    Winter Break Dec. 20 - Jan. 4

    2004
    Classes Resume Mon., Jan. 5
    Martin Luther King Day Mon., Jan.19
    President?s Day Mon., Feb. 16
    Spring Break March 20-28
    Classes Resume Mon., Mar. 29
    Memorial Day Mon., May 31
    Competency Assessment June 1-4
    Make-up week June 7-11
     
  8. Alcon

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    Since my parents live in south Miami, I'm thinking of renting an apt. on North Kendall Drive (SW 88th street) close to the Dadeland Metrorail Station. This way, I could avoid rush hour traffic every morning.

    Apartments in this area are not too expensive... a 3-bedroom unit runs about $1150 at some complexes. Also great location.

    If anyone is interested in sharing a 3-bedroom (between 2 or 3 ppl), let me know!
     
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    I haven't looked at Jackson Towers, but Dominion apparently has a wait list of over a year. Going to check the bulletin boards and see if I can find someone looking for a roommate.
     
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    Anyone (preferably male) want to share a 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apt. by Dadeland Mall/Metrorail station? On the corner of SW 67th ave. and 88th St.

    Rent is $1200/month

    My parents looked at it today, and said the bedrooms (upstairs) were spacious.

    It will be available starting mid May, but I ask now because there are others interested in the apt. too.
     
  12. kajNCgirl

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    I'm looking for a roomate (preferably female), also UM Class of 2008, interested in living on South Beach or Brickell Ave... Anyone looking for the same?
     

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