Which UC would you choose?

  • UC Davis

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • UC Irvine

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • UC Los Angeles

    Votes: 19 20.7%
  • UC San Diego

    Votes: 8 8.7%
  • UC San Francisco

    Votes: 55 59.8%

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Aug 18, 2009
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hey guys, I'm just interested in where would you go among the UC schools ... they vary considerably in terms of emphasis, curriculum, location, etc and it would be nice to get an idea of what the general preferences are out there!
 

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I don't think you are going to get a different answer than when you asked last time... :)
 
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Yea I really like UCLA's program and facilities ... I just have to wait for UCSF's second look to compare though
 
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I think it really depends on what kind of program you are looking for. and also what type of medicine you want to practise ( rural focused in Davis vs. Urban in LA or SF) or research heavy SD. and also what type of environment you prefer.
 

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SF>LA>SD>Davis>Irvine

Id take SF for sure if i was there, if not then LA...
 

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My preferences are probably going to be totally different from many here based on the fact that I have limited interest in research and no interest in academic medicine, but here's my list:

UCLA > UC Irvine > UC Davis > UCSD > UCSF

Based on location though, it would be:

UCSD > UC Irvine > UCLA > UCSF > UC Davis
 
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My preferences are probably going to be totally different from many here based on the fact that I have limited interest in research and no interest in academic medicine, but here's my list:

UCLA > UC Irvine > UC Davis > UCSD > UCSF

Based on location though, it would be:

UCSD > UC Irvine > UCLA > UCSF > UC Davis
wow my location preferences are exactly the same as yours too (disregarding any regional ties to family / relatives though)
 

MiniMoo

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wow my location preferences are exactly the same as yours too (disregarding any regional ties to family / relatives though)
Yeah, what can I say... I really like the beach and the whole relaxed SoCal vibe. :laugh:
 

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UCSF without a doubt... Awesome location, insuperable academics, incredible research, etc. UCSF was by far my top choice when I applied. Shame they didn't like me!

For me, having a strong interest in research and academic medicine, my list would be as follows:

1. UCSf
2. UCLA/UCSD
3. UCD
4. UCI

UCLA and UCSD are tied because I've already been in SD for 7 years, so I'd like a change of scenery... If that were not the case, I think I'd go with SD for the plethora of research. LA loses a couple of points for problematic LA living (traffic, smog and such).
 
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i'm kind of surprised that UCSF has this many votes compared to the other schools
 
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So right when I just kind of decided on going to UCLA, I received a full tuition scholarship to UCSF (UCLA gave me about 8K/yr less). Now I don't know what to do again. Still so torn between these two schools ... ah May 15 is getting really close.
 

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wow...full tuition! congrats! i would def go to ucsf with a full tuition...no doubt. so jealous :p
 

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So right when I just kind of decided on going to UCLA, I received a full tuition scholarship to UCSF (UCLA gave me about 8K/yr less). Now I don't know what to do again. Still so torn between these two schools ... ah May 15 is getting really close.
wow... that's just pure amazing. congrats!!! :) I guess you'll be going to SF then? haha.

Although I have heard that you can call schools and bargain with them, telling them you received x amount of scholarship money from y school. I'm not sure how this would work though. In any case, what great opportunities you have before you! :)
 
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