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South Florida or miami?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by baller, Feb 25, 2000.

  1. baller

    baller New Member

    Feb 24, 2000
    Wellington, Fl, US
    I have been accepted to Miami and South Florida for medical school. I don't know if it is worth paying so much more for Miaim (20,000 a year). I need some advice. Is south florida competetive and will it matter in my residency. I like both schools. If anyone out there know about either school, let me know.
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  3. psi1467

    psi1467 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    I'm originally from Florida, and I have done some research on both places. Miami definitely gets the nod in terms of reputation. But your decision should be based on more than this. USF is a fine school, in a nice area, with a much reduced tuition.

    You may want to research potential areas of specialty at each particular school. This may automatically rule one out for you. For example, USF has a pretty decent general surgery program for post-grads. But it offers nothing for ortho's. Hence, if you were interested in orthopedics, USF might not be the best choice. Maybe with some comparisons one school will eliminate itself. If not just go with where things feel right. At least you've been accepted. I wish I were in your shoes. I've still got to finish this torturous task of application. Good luck in your decision.
  4. richierich

    richierich Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 1999
    Tampa, Fl USA

    I have also been accepted to USF and am planning to go there. Miami has a much better reputation, but this was personal decision I made after visiting. I live in tampa and I am married so it is much easier if I just stay here.

    The information that I recived from some students at UM is that most of the students receive some type of tution 'scholarship.' Miami is funded by the state and already has the necessary means to educate. Check into this if the tuition is the only seperation.


    USF '04
  5. jason

    jason New Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Hey richie, i interviewed at USF back in november and haven't heard anything yet, not even waitlist. Do you know what this means or how the process works? I also live in the tampa area so its defintly one of my top choices.
  6. richierich

    richierich Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 1999
    Tampa, Fl USA

    Right now I suspect that the schools have offered enough acceptances to fill all of thier seats and are waiting to hear back from those who plan not to attend.
    I was just talking to a freind of mine who has more than one acceptance and will be making a decision soon.

    Good luck,

  7. MEDFL

    MEDFL New Member

    Jun 4, 2000
    Has any alternate heard anything from UM or USF?

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