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please take a couple seconds to vote (GT, Tufts, UR, Dart, AE, UMD, GW)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by yunfat, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. yunfat

    yunfat Senior Member
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    I am posting this for megaman, please show him some love.

    I'll start...

    megaman- I hope you are not holding acceptances at all these places! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :D
     
  2. does UMD stand for Minnesota-Duluth or University of Maryland? Also is megaman in or out of state at Maryland? If he's in-state I would definitely vote for Maryland, but out-of-state I'd go for Rochester or Tufts (I am biased on the latter of the two :D )
     
  3. never mind, I just looked at the poll and submitted my vote.. sorry..
     
  4. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels
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    i'd go with rochester or dartmouth
     
  5. megaman

    megaman Junior Member
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    thanks yf (yes, i am out of state for Maryland) and all those who voted (please vote if you haven't!)...your input is much appreciated!

    those who voted for Dartmouth, can you share why?

    just curious, cuz i didn't think it'd get so many votes...plus New Hampshire seems a little too quiet for me)
     
  6. TommyGunn04

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    I'm really surprised that so many people voted for Einstein, especially considering the other choices. I guess I just had a really bad experience there...it's definitely not the place for me!
     
  7. yunfat

    yunfat Senior Member
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    Tommy, i think it's the NY factor! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    i'm actually surprised about Dartmouth...
     
  8. Doctora Foxy

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    I voted for Einstein b/c of NY. What can I say? My lil bro was born in da Bronx. Feels like home to me. :D
     
  9. megaman

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    where are all the dartmouth ppl?
     
  10. Dark Sandbars

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    Let me put in a plug for Dartmouth.

    Dartmouth combines awesome facilities and some stong research with a great undergraduate school and a very good graduate business program nearby. Just as important, though, the administration is really gunning to increase its academic clout by improving its professional and graduate programs, which means lots of resources and attention for programs like the medical school and related programs.

    Finally, and this is more personal because I'm interested in oncology, I've been told that Dartmouth's Norris Cotton center is very well regarded and has contributed significant advances to cancer care. There's even a "Dartmouth" chemotherapy regimen. I'll admit that I have no idea what it is, but I certainly hope to know 4 years from now.

    As for the others, I only have an opinion about Georgetown. I really wasn't that impressed (they weren't that impressed with me, either, but whatever). Their hospital's in real financial trouble, which drove them into a private partnership and it's bound to affect the quality of the education. I work in industry now, and I guarantee you that no matter what legal strictures you put into place, having a profit motive will clearly change the educational experience.

    Outside of what I think, and trying to explain other people's behavior in terms of explaining the voting as they have:

    1) There's a halo effect from having an Ivy League association that is helping the medical school.
    2) The rankings are matching the USNews rankings to some extent.
    3) Being in a big city helps Georgetown.

    Are you coming to the 2nd look weekend next week?
     
  11. alphacentauri

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    Another plug for Dartmouth--yes, the campus is very isolated and the school is small, but this is actually a plus for a lot of people. I'm not really a big city type, and the beautiful rural area around Dartmouth was very appealling. I had a great experience interviewing, with a fantastic student host who really went out of her way to introduce me to tons of students, all of whom seemed very cool and down to earth. The affiliation with such a high-caliber undergraduate school is also a plus, as far as nearby resources and the chance to take courses on the main campus. Then there's the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, which is one of the most beautiful hospitals I've seen, and seems to get pretty good cases considering its remote location. I'd have to add though, that the only other school on this list I've visited is Georgetown, so I'm not really in the best position to compare the full list.
     
  12. Michelys

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    ...LOL...I picked Rochester, surprise surprise :D
     
  13. souljah1

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    How diverse is the patient population in New Hampshire and what is the socioeconomic status of the surrounding area? Sure, it has a pretty campus and nice and new facilities, but is that more important than gaining a great amount of clinical exposure (and Responsibility) to patient's who are suffering from both late and early stages of disease? Sure, there are ill people in every hospital, but I think there is something very intriguing about going to a school that is in a large city b/c you will gain exposure to lots of things that you may not have access to in suburban or rural areas. I'd have to vote for Einstein (not biased) b/c your clinical exposure is excellent as your rotate around different hospitals in the Bronx and Manhattan (Beth Israel). Einstein also ranks with the least amount of hours spent in the classroom, and for me, that is very attractive.

    Anyway, I think that all of these schools will provide you with an opportunity to excel and gain experiences that will help you to become the physician you long to be. We're all different and have different needs, so please don't interpret my post as one that is insulting Dartmouth. I am sure many people could be happy there, but for me, I'm very eager to learn/practice medicine in a large city.
     

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