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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by qualified, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. qualified

    qualified Junior Member

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    I need help deciding between UCI and a top 15
    privat school. I liked UCI's curriculum, weather, close to family, and the price can't be beat. I didn't feel very enthusiastic about the top 15 school which has a traditional program and high cost.
    1.Will attending UCI hurt my chances to match into a good residency program?
    2. How good are my chances of coming back to So Cal for residency?
    Looking at available match lists it seems that students tend to match into programs that are local to the med school one is attending. Or am I wrong?
     
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  3. BlueFalcon

    BlueFalcon curmudgeon
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    If you're excited about UCI, go there and kick ass. If you do well and distinguish yourself, it should't make much difference where you're able to obtain a residency. From the few residency directors I've talked to, school seems to be of relatively little importance. Go to UIC, be happy, do well. Good luck.
     
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    Check out this discussion <a href="http://http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=000812" target="_blank">how important is med school in obtaining residency?</a>
     

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