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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Pewl, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Pewl

    Pewl The Dude Abides
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    Just wondering, would you guys pick SLU or Rush?

    Both have pretty good clinical training and both have great teaching hospitals affiliated with the school.

    The following are the match lists for both schools this past year. They look comparable to me (but then I don't know too much about residencies).

    Rush: http://www.rushu.rush.edu/news/match_appointments.pdf
    SLU: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=2499941&postcount=140

    Where would you guys pick and why? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Pewl

    Pewl The Dude Abides
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    Haha, why Rush? I'm looking for throught process and trains of thought here, people! =)
     
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  5. Pewl

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    Dammit, you're no help at all. You're like that one cigarette company guy in that episode of Family Guy that just stands there and says "SMOKE!" =P
     
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    HAHHA i loved that!

    i honestly don't know much about rush aside from it's location SMOKE. (i did see uic). the only things i would have to say are what i didn't like about slu, but that might just be personal. SMOKE. if you liked slu, then go for it! they are both great schools, i don't think you'd lose out either way. SMOKE.
     
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    What did you not like about SLU, just curious? The only thing that negatively impressed me was how disorganized the interview day was.
     
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    I chose Rush over SLU last year (before I got off UCSD's waitlist)

    Location:
    Rush is located in the middle of Chicago's medical district, and it is only a short train ride from the heart of the city. Also, Rush has its own dorms, and SLU has no dorms. not many SLU students live close to campus because the school is located in a very bad area.

    Cost:
    Both schools are expensive, but if you're eligible for financial aid, you're likely to receive more free money from Rush. Last year, I got a $12,000 scholarship offer from Rush vs. a $3000 scholarship offer from SLU (I know of at least 5 people from each school who got similar offers)

    Reputation:
    Both schools have similar reputation. Rush is more known for its clinical years, while SLU is more active than Rush in terms of research. If yoour goal is to conduct research, SLU is probably a better fit for you. If your goal is to become a good clinician, Rush is the place to be.
     
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    I'm actually a big fan of Chicago. I grew up in the Midwest and I have a ton of friends who live there now.
     
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    Zymogen Sweet Like Bear Meat
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    I'm from the midwest. SLU has a great regional reputation, in addition they are currently building a new research building. I agree with what most people have said concerning both schools. I think your biggest choice is St. Louis or Chicago.

    St. Louis is pretty laid back. It has a lot of history, restaurants, bars etc. It's also a great sports town and the St. Louis Cardinals are just about to complete a brand new stadium! :thumbup:

    Chicago is pretty awesome though...
     
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    ugh I hate the cardinals and the rams..... come to think of it, I hate the bulls, bears, and cubs too. I think the White Sox are the only tolerable team in those two cities. I don't follow hockey too much so I don't really mind the Blues or Blackhawks. GO COLTS AND PACERS! =D
     
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    flip a coin
     
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    Anyone else have feedback on SLU vs Rush?
     
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    Bah, you're all a bunch of Hoju's! (Homer Junior)
     
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    Anyone else have opinions on SLU or Rush?
     
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    If you hate the cardinals, I would not go to St. Louis. The fans there are crazy about them. Haha, but at the same time, you hate the cubs.....hmm, looks like your screwed.

    BTW, I'm from around STL if you have any questions about the town. I think its a great town.
     
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    I'd just like some feedback from people either attending Rush or SLU or just people who have interviewed there.
     
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    Wow, have so few people on snd interviewed at SLU and Rush??
     
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    I think this is what it comes down to. Both are great schools. I like Chicago better though. Just my $0.02. Still haven't heard from either school so I'm just the scum on the bottom of the pond picking up you scraps. Good luck. Good problem to have though. :thumbup: :horns:
     
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  20. Messerschmitts

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    Sorry man, I just don't have anything to contribute. I got into SLU, but I didn't interview for (or apply to, for that matter) Rush, so I can't really compare.
     
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    I'm a big Chicago fan. I'd probably pick Rush over SLU on location alone... assuming that I get into Rush. Heh.
     
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    i hope you get into rush
     
  23. Pewl

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    Anyone else here interview at Rush?
     
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