Penn or Pritzker

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  1. chgpwd

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    Hi, I was admitted to Penn and Pritzker. Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Location is important to me, and so I'm also wondering how the city of Philadelphia compares to Chicago. Also, I was trying to compare match lists, and I can't really see much of a difference. Thanks.
     
  2. USeF

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    hmm.. this is tough.
    both are in Big cities, with respected hospitals
    traditional curricula.. great research opportunities.. great undergrad campuses.. cold weather.

    there's gotta be something U noticed. I didn't apply to Penn so I'm going on the basics that I know when I was looking up schools/reading on SDN.
     
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  3. PelicanMan

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    Go to Penn

    Penn is ranked alot higher and you could probably get a better residency. Plus if you live in Philly you are closer to a bunch of big cities like New York.

    If you live in Chicago there is no other big city near by.
     
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    and so another spot opens up for pelican man at UofC!!

    just kidding, but for real though, I would choose UPenn.
     
  5. DarkChild

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    go to pritzker - EVERYONE whose who knows its better. besides has anyone actually SEEN a match list for Penn? in one of these threads some guy (scenario?) kept asking for a match list. he finally got up the b*lls to ask the admissions office, and they give him the run around. in my book Penn is SOOOOO overated. And then there is all that research - I mean come on... who really cares?
    -Dark.
    PS: I'm on the Penn waitlist.

    Alright fine, in all honesty who even thinks Penn is in the same class as Pritzker. I guess for Pritzker's sake you might want to revisit both schools. but fusck it - go Penn.

    By the way congrats!
     
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    go to Penn.
     
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    You're a guy so I would tell you that your best bet is Pritzker! Also...If you're anal go to Pritzker. If you study 24/7 and have no personality go to Pritzker...

    On the other hand, if you're a totally chill kick back guy who knows how to have fun and is really cool then I would say go to Penn.

    p.s. I'll be starting med at Penn in the fall. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    BUUUUUUUUUUUUUMP.

    Thanks to everyone for your sometimes crooked advice. I've FINALLY decided to go to Penn! Why? Because of three afternoons off/week and a lower cost of living in Philly. Anyone going to Penn Preview?

    Thank again!
     
  9. Dr. L

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    My sister lives in Chicago and its a really great city. I think Pritzker is highly regarded in terms of academic medicine and research as well.
     
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    Good choice -- Penn is a great school so you can't go wrong!
     
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    I had a 3.9 GPA and a 30 on the MCAT at KU and Lawrence. Over 150 hours volunteering and over 160 hours of internship at a hospital along with other ECs. No research which could have hurt me. No invite for interview for EDP.

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    This was the most random necrobump I've ever seen.
     
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    WAMC. Use it.
     
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    You need research.
     
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    A decade ago. I wonder where he is now :)
     
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