UVM would be cheaper for me as an in-state student, but I am hesitant to accept a spot there because it feels like the right time experience a completely new and different place. Does this justify the higher cost? Has anyone else faced this choice?
Personally, what I saw of OHSU did not blow me away. I didn't see much about the place that I felt was overtly negative, but I didn't find much that delighted me either. It struck me as a solid medical school, but not one that I'd write home about.I know that UVM has a more modern/tech based curriculum, while OHSU is more traditional in its approach.
Personally, what I saw of OHSU did not blow me away. I didn't see much about the place that I felt was overtly negative, but I didn't find much that delighted me either. It struck me as a solid medical school, but not one that I'd write home about.
UVM blew me away. I was impressed with the facilities, hospital, and (especially) the curriculum. If I were a Oregon resident, I'd have no problems staying home to go to OHSU since UVM is obscenely expensive for OOS students. But if you have instate tuition at UVM, I'd go there in a heartbeat.
That said, it's your call. Neither school is a huge reputation-laden top 10, but neither is low end either. Personally, if you think they both gave you a simliar impression, I'd follow the money.
I think the idea of choosing a medical school as a way to explore a new town is a bad idea. You have plenty of time to do it in your life and little of your time during medical school to really enjoy a place. It won't be like undergrad.
I'd forgotten about the chances to go to Maine for long lengths of time. I think I blocked that because my wife made it pretty clear she'd skin me alive if I tried to make her move again partway through.I've been out of VT for a few years now so I'm ready to go back. I understand your reasoning for wanting to leave (I left for undergrad) but with the programs offered at UVM, like rotations in numerous locations and free room/board if you go to ME, I think you'll still get a chance to do that during school.
How well you do on the Step I on the boards is much more representative of the student than the curriculum. Put Harvard folks through a god awful curriculum and they'll still kill the Step I.While I am working through this in my mind, I am wondering if anyone has any straight forward information on how OHSU students do on Step I of the boards. The curriculum there may be more traditional, but does it get the job done?
I'd also be careful about match rates. In and of themselves they don't tell you a lot.Also, any opinions on how I should consider the stats about the "success" of the match at each school? I know that at OHSU it is 85-90% match at one of their top three choices. Is that good? Anyone know the stats at UVM?
Both are great schools. Both will give you the tools to kill the Step I if you have the intelligence and work ethic. Both schools have the ability to get you the residency of your choice, if you perform well enough. Neither school will limit you. Check price then follow your gut.
Money shouldn't come into the equation, but unfortunately it does. Particularly for any OOSers who are not eligible for much of the scholarship money and can't declare in state residency.All that being said, UVM is the bomb. I would recommend coming here... (honestly, money really shouldn't come into the equation)... Go where your heart dictates. I am paying an extra 100K to go here and I don't regret one penny...