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People choosing SUNYs over Albert Einstein?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Fumoffu, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Fumoffu

    Fumoffu Senior Member
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    Interviewers and students at both SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Downstate claimed that people choose their school over Albert Einstein.

    Is that actually true? I mean aside from cost, is there any reason why anyone would be doing this?

    Seems like AE's residency matches and research opportunities are much better.
     
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    Could it be the cost of a state school compared to Albert Einstein? Just a guess.
     
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    you would choose suny over a school named after the man who discovered relativity? :thumbdown:
     
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    the suny match lists are pretty good. Stonybrook & Downstate are pretty desirable schools. I believe Stony had a few derm matches this year and Downstate matches consistently well.

    Also, some peeps might not want to be in the Bronx.
    bonnie
     
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    AECOM isn't the type of school that is going to make your residency..... a la top 10 schools. Any edge they have over SUNY's in terms of the match is due only to self selection. I'd rather be at a SUNY and save 60k or so than be in the bronnx, but to each their own.....
     
  6. Heal&Teach

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    Hey folks,

    As a native of the Bronx, I feel a need to defend it ;). There's nothing wrong with the Bronx, esp. the area that surrounds Albert Einstein (went to high school right down the block). I think that Einstein is a great school, and the students are very happy. But yes, when it comes down to finances, the money is definitely better at the state schools. I vote for the State University of New York :)

    H&T
     
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