Rankings for Med school

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  1. nray

    nray Senior Member

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    Other than the Gourman Report and US News and World Report does anyone know of a source that ranks all 109 medical schools. I know there are a variety of criteria you can judge a school, but I want to get a relative idea of where some of these schools stand in general. For example: although not published anywhere, I have heard Chicago Med is considered a bottom tier med school if not the worst med school. Does anyone know of a source that can substantiate these claims.
     
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  3. Incendiary

    Incendiary Fantabulous Member

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    Can't help you there, but what you say is interesting, because I *think* that Chicago (I might be mistaking it with a different Chicago-area school, though) is also the most expensive medical school... I guess you don't always get what you pay for. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  4. nray

    nray Senior Member

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    Actually based on what I see, BU (36k) is the most expensive then Tufts(35k) and then Chicago Med (34k).
     
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    Don't ever forget cost of living! It's much more important than tuition in the long run. The area around Finch is super-depressed and pretty cheap to live in.
     
  6. Incendiary

    Incendiary Fantabulous Member

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    Whoops, my bad. I checked my source (some Tufts Medicine magazine) and it says Chicago Medical is the 5th most expensive US medical school (for 2000-01, ranked by non-resident tuition and fees). Number one was BU at $36,980, and Tufts ran a close second, at $36,305.

    I guess this is how rumors get started... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  7. dukeblue01

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    At Tulane, this question was thrown to the field, and I answered BU and was horribly shot down. Colorado out of state costs 60K. 60K!!!! Just for tuition. Live and Learn.
     
  8. nray

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    Wow, I looked up colorado in us news and world report and duke is indeed right. 56k in out of state tuition alone <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> . Who in their right mind would go to this school just to rack up 70k in debt a year (including cost of living).
     
  9. megkudos

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    Wait, this might be a silly question, but does US news rank all 109 med schools? I thought it was only the top 30 or something? If they do rank all of them, can someone tell me where I can find it? Thanks.
     
  10. Incendiary

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    I think the reason Colorado is not considered most expensive is because you automatically become an in-state resident after one year. So for the next three years, you pay in-state tuition. At least, that's what a friend who now goes there told me...
     
  11. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by megkudos:
    <strong>Wait, this might be a silly question, but does US news rank all 109 med schools? I thought it was only the top 30 or something? If they do rank all of them, can someone tell me where I can find it? Thanks.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I don't think they rank ALL in US News or any other publication. It'd be nice if there was something out there that did... :)
     
  12. tBw

    tBw totally deluded

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by megkudos:
    <strong>Wait, this might be a silly question, but does US news rank all 109 med schools? I thought it was only the top 30 or something? If they do rank all of them, can someone tell me where I can find it? Thanks.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">No, they only rank the top 50, but they have profiles on a lot of the rest, which you can still look up by doing a search on that school name - interesting if you want to know about numbers ie # applied vs # interviewed vs # accepted vs # entering

    As to the original poster - I think the only readily available ranking of all 125 (It isn't just my imagination is it - there are 125 med schools not just 109?) is the official 'Eurotrash Med School Rankings'. This ranking is a snap at just 1 million US$ paid in gold bullion.
     

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