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Opinions of U of A Med School?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jaboyak, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. jaboyak

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    So, I've been reading that the U of A College of Medicine's is a complete joke, but I'm curious as to what you guys/girls think of the school, itself? If I don't get into one of my top 4 or 5 and I do end up getting accepted Arizona, I'd probably go there before anywhere else...

    Opinions? Experiences?

    Thanks ahead of time!

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  2. notgettingin

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    I don't know anything about U of A College of Medicine, but I do think if you get into ANY US medical school, you should attend. From my perspective, it is better than going DO or to a medical school outside the country. Others will probably disagree, but that's my two cents. Good luck!
     
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  3. melissainsd

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    It is not the best medical school, but it isn't the worst either.

    Positives:
    -cost
    -new curriculum is supposed to be better
    -plenty of research opportunities (at both campuses)
    -shiny new Phoenix campus (where you will get more personal attention)
    -no snow
    -CUPs clinic and other volunteer opportunities

    Negatives:
    -admissions process sucks
    -grades (and PBL grading is REALLY subjective)
    -no childcare
    -new curriculum is still being honed
    -faculty is unhappy
     
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