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Pritzker or UC Davis

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ChessMess, May 11, 2007.

Pritzker or UC Davis

  1. Pritzker

    18 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. UC Davis

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  3. It doesn't matter much at this stage - wait until Residency.

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ChessMess

    ChessMess 2+ Year Member

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    May 18, 2006
    Pritzker Pros: Name recognition for residency, Strong Match List, location (chicago).

    Pritzker Cons: weather, location (far from cali), bound to be more uptight pretentious pr!cks here than at Davis.

    UC Davis Pros: Location, P/NP, Match list similar to Pritzker (surprisingly), Up and coming program, Less expensive (20K/year), New facilities.

    UC Davis Cons: Name does not carry as much weight.


    What would you add?

    Advice from those with first hand experience will be appreciated greatly!
     
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  3. QuakerPreMed

    QuakerPreMed 2+ Year Member

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    Mar 9, 2007
    Pritzker is also pass/fail. Unless you mean during the clinical years...

    I didn't meet any uptight pretentious anyones during Pritzker revisit. All the current students seemed pretty relaxed.
     
  4. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    it sounds like you'd like to be at davis, since most of chicago's pros that you list involve how the school would allow you to match. davis will probably serve you just fine, esp if you want to match in cali.
     
  5. sagemedecon

    sagemedecon 2+ Year Member

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    Aug 31, 2006
    What is the actual price differential you are facing?
     
  6. ChessMess

    ChessMess 2+ Year Member

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    overall 20k/year difference.

    You're right Detroit, I am primarily concerned with matchin into whatever I decide to match into. Although I did like other aspects of the school in and of itself, I am trying to stay focused to the bigger picture. Maybe it's not going to make such a difference where I go to m.school, so much as where I go to residency.

    On the other hand, from what other neurotic and insecure premeds tell me name recognition has an influence on where you get into residency. And I do remember the pritz. admish. ppl saying how even in the non-sexy specialities they get into sexy locations.

    which is not to discount uc davis. if you look at their match list they place ppl. into just as many tough specialties as prit. and as it turns out, since most of those matches are in california, where I want to be, then it works out ever so convieeeenently. Moreover, I've also heard that the tough matches go to those in the top portion of the class. if you believe pritzker is more academically rigorous than uc davis, maybe I would have a better shot at residency placement at uc davis. this last part is solely speculation - the reality is probably somewhere in between - yet I'm still clueless as to what that reality is.

    u of c did have a great student newspaper tho...
     
  7. nosugrefneb

    nosugrefneb (benferguson) 7+ Year Member

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    Nov 22, 2005
    Chicago
    Are you kidding? Pritzker is completely P/F sans rankings, internal or otherwise, for 75% of the time, and the pricks are few and far between, if any. I think you need to look into these schools a bit more than how they match or how uptight of a place you predict them to be.
     
  8. nosugrefneb

    nosugrefneb (benferguson) 7+ Year Member

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    PS That post was, of course, at the risk of sounding uptight.:) DON'T JUDGE ME.
     
  9. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    hmmm, and is someone at a certain school pretentious enough to think they deserve two sequential posts in one thread? ;)
     
  10. nosugrefneb

    nosugrefneb (benferguson) 7+ Year Member

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    Nov 22, 2005
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    PPS That post was, of course, at the risk of sounding pretentious.:) DON'T JUDGE ME.
     

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