quideam said:UNC is pretty good; not as good as Pitt, but close enough that I would say it's not worth the extra money. Check out their match lists though - UNC students are much more likely to stay in the area.
dhooppi said:I'm not dying to go into surgery, but i'm wondering if it would really make a difference between these two schools in terms of residency placements.
rustybruce said:I am an MS4 who had this exact decision 4 years ago and chose UNC over Pitt. First things first. If you are in state at UNC this is not even a decision. Secondly, everyone needs to stop saying things like "go here for surgery or here for ENT or here for PMnR." If you go to a top 20-25 Med school they're almost all the same. UNC and Pitt are both top notch. There's alot more to do in North Carolina (I'm from PA by the way) and the weather's alot better. Couple that with the better tuition and that it's an excellent school and there's your decision. If you are an out of stater at UNC, then you have some serious thinking.
I was out of state at UNC but got in state residency shortly after starting. That has made an unbelievable difference as I owe over 100k less than my buddy at Pitt. Also, the women at UNC are unvelievable. (I don't know your preference)
jasonnnK said:I'm curious about how you managed to get in state tuition. I am in state in Texas and I know that many of our out of state students (at least at some schools) end up paying in state tuition. There is some program from the Texas legislature that allows out of state students who receive a competitive scholarship of some minimum dollar amount ($1000/year maybe?) will also get out of state tuition waved. This results in at least some of the schools working really hard to make sure all of the out of state students receive a qualifying scholarship. Are there any states that have any similar programs? This certainly has a big effect on the attractiveness of some out of state schools that I am considering applying to.
southbelle said:If I would have applied to another school not in my state, I think it would have been UNC or Duke. UNC seems like a great place to study medicine. I imagine it having a super laid back atmosphere, but I may be wrong. Pitt seems a little gunnerish. I have a feeling the students there talk about the school like their medical education is a mutual fund("it's on the rise"). Not that duke is mentioned specifically in this thread, but I threw it in because you can't beat what is essentially a year off if you choose to get the mph. Just stay away from the 'serious' public policy types who are in there and steer clear of the people taking their year off to build their cv with research and it would be nice.
Fermata said:Huh? Exactly why are you ripping on those who don't want to go into primary care?
dhooppi said:I'm actually thinking of becoming a prof. in med school after I'm through with training and all that stuff.
Do you think UNC or PItt would make a difference?