I have two friends from California, one goes to Rosalind Franklin one goes to Penn State, the one at Penn State is always looking for ways to get out of Hershey, the one at Franklin hardly ever comes back from from Chicago.JustDocy said:Discuss
this is almost a trollish comparisonJustDocy said:Discuss
if you are concerned w/ going back to california, why don't you compare the last few match lists b/w the 2 schools? i don't know about state, but each cms class is usually about 60% californian, and many of those want to and do end up going back.JustDocy said:I am not trying to be trollish. I am from California, and have the opportunity to go to either school. I am torn because in terms of location, RF seems to be the place to be, doing clinical years in Chicago. However, I have heard way better things about Penn State's reputation. I do want to return to California after medical school, and I don't know if either would give me an advantage?
I am really looking for people's opinions, because I do not even know where to begin, because i have heard such bad things about RF, but also good things too. I am really concerned about rural life, but I am also concerned about possibly not receiving the best education by choosing RF.
cuz peeps outside the med profession r ignorant... u know wat i'm sayin homesI'm sure if you asked any of my patients if I went to good med school, I doubt they'd say something to the effect of it "sucking ass."
My point is not to let the probationary status scare you. There are plenty of other perfectly valid reasons to choose another school over RF. It all depends on personal priorities. Unless you're someone planning for a super-competitive fellowship, it's amazing how little anyone cares where you went to med school once you've matched.PathOne said:Among the issues brought up by the LCME accreditation team was the high dependence on student tuition (=high costs for students) and the lack of access to comprehensive teaching hospitals. While I'm sure they're trying to deal with the issues, it would seem that schools without probationary accreditation status would be preferable...
Slippery Pete said:cuz peeps outside the med profession r ignorant... u know wat i'm sayin homes
So how do you think schools generate the oh so important class rank. Everyone is graded everywhere you go. If high pass, low pass, honors, whatever helps your ego then you can believe the myth.DrBodacious said:Along with reputation, I'd consider the curricula at the schools too. I know RF has a numerical grading system, and I've heard some RF students complain about the extra stress it adds.
40 miles, (38 actually), but an hour in traffic. You know why there is traffic - because it is definately not rural. You better look up the meaning of rural and use it correctly.DrBodacious said:Also, as far as location goes, RF is nearly rural, at least it is in a pretty boring area about an hour north of Chicago. So if you're a city person you won't really dig that anyway (for the first two yrs.).
Finally an accurate statementDrBodacious said:And to add in my 2c about rep... it is very true that you could succeed at either school, there is a neurosurgery res at my school from RF. Another way of looking at it is that you're going to work your tail off at either school if you want to be competitive.
I saw the match list of the two. If Penn grads ride on the reputations to help them get those spots, what would it be like if they didn't have such an "awesome" rep.DrBodacious said:But lets face it, Penn State will help you in the rep dept.
I think it is a fair measure, especially once you bring in the reputation argument. I would see for yourself, I think it is quite clear who puts out more better prepared grads, but you are entitled to your opinions but here are the facts.DrBodacious said:Also, haven't we decided that comparing match lists is not very usefull?