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stanford vs yale??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by this is not fun, May 3, 2007.

  1. this is not fun

    this is not fun 2+ Year Member

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    hey guys,

    anyone trying to choose between stanford and yale? and even if you are not, what are your objective thoughts? which school would you rather your doctor be from?

    thanks!
     
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  3. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple 5+ Year Member

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    Tsk, tsk, tsk.
    Life is so unfair to you. Noone here would want to be in your shoes. Poor thing. Good Luck, I hope everything turns out alright. I'll be praying for you.
     
  4. cnoevil

    cnoevil good with kids 2+ Year Member

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    a-hole of the south, tn
    neither...
     
  5. RockShox

    RockShox 2+ Year Member

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    I am just want to warn you that most people reading this post are going to equate your question to some of these...

    "What is a better bag Gucci or Prada? Like OMG what do you think?"

    or

    "Daddy says I can only drive a porsche or a BMW? Which one would you pick?"

    It's like when John Edwards tries to be "down with the people" and spends $400 on a haircut.

    I guess don't be suprised if you get a lot of those types of responses.

    As for my opinion I would go to neither of them 'cause my school rocks but there you go.
     
  6. Falco2525

    Falco2525 5+ Year Member

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    Stanford...much better location
     
  7. CrimsOnMama

    CrimsOnMama 2+ Year Member

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    The schools are pretty similar, but you have San Francisco nearby and FANTASTIC weather for most of the year (vs. 6 months of slush and snow). Go with your gut though. You can't go wrong.
     
  8. GoBlueMD83

    GoBlueMD83 7+ Year Member

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    I just made this decision, and I went with Stanford. The financial aid that allows you to get paid for research and teaching assistantships to lower your debt was a big sell for me. Oh yeah, that, and no winter. Beach 20 mins away, mountains with skiing ~3 hrs away. I just figured I would be happier in Palo Alto than New Haven. That, and be a lot less in debt.
     
  9. RockShox

    RockShox 2+ Year Member

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    As Mark Twain famously said "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
     
  10. Symphony101

    Symphony101 2+ Year Member

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    Stanford... Palo Alto is wonderful.
     
  11. JohnnyQ

    JohnnyQ 2+ Year Member

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    If you are interested working with some biomedical engineers Stanford is a ton better than Yale. On the other hand if you want to work with a bunch of malpractice lawyers Yale is a lot better.

    If I were you I would go to Yale and make friends with the law school students there. That way they may help you when you are getting sued by a Harvard lawyer :D
     
  12. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    harvard (it's clear you haven't done your research on this).
     
  13. searun

    searun 5+ Year Member

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    You can drive up to San Francisco for the weekend. If you are not gay, go to Stanford anyway and drive up to San Francisco for the weekend. Gay or not gay, San Francisco kills New Haven (Boring!).
     
  14. rich4k

    rich4k Member 2+ Year Member

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    Dr. Detroit, thank you for your help on every X vs Y thread. I am taking your advice and will be at Harvard this fall. Of course, since I was rejected, I'll need someone to PM me when and where HMS orientation will be.
    :)
     
  15. anonymous101

    anonymous101 2+ Year Member

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    I was in this boat. I chose Yale. Superior match list, and the facilities at Stanford don't hold a freakin' candle to those at Yale.
     
  16. photo_girl07

    photo_girl07 Western Blot Queen 2+ Year Member

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    CALIFORNIA BABY!
    Stanford- location, research, $$$ for everything (but really bad facilities and clinic experience???)

    YALE- ahh...location not soo great, it snows, kinda interesting curriculm...

    I'd go w/ Stanford b/c i'm from Cali and I like sunshine. I got waitlisted at Stanford (on the plain not so sexy waitlist)---so I think I'll withdraw...
     
  17. durfen

    durfen I see plans within plans 5+ Year Member

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    Go Stanford. I think that's obvious. But then I'm a not an eastie.
     
  18. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

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    The weather is actually much nicer in Palo Alto than in San Francisco. Less fog, and warmer pretty much year round (but very rarely hot).

    As for the schools themselves, I have no idea.
     
  19. Doctor&Geek

    Doctor&Geek 25 > 5 / 15 < 8 Physician PhD Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Supermodel, obviously.
     
  20. uclaRM

    uclaRM 5+ Year Member

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    Both are excellent schools... Stanford has no grades for all four years and they still do incredibly well on their boards and matching... California is great... I personally liked Yale because of the students that I met there... I can handle leaving Cali, having lived here most of my life. If you haven't tried out California living you should definitely go Stanford.
     
  21. Mr. Tee

    Mr. Tee Indentured servant 7+ Year Member

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    Ok there's an obvious answer to these questions.

    Gucci.

    BMW.

    Stanford.
     
  22. catsrule

    catsrule 2+ Year Member

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    I would rather have a doctor who went to Yale. Stanford takes too many special needs types, most in the bis know this.
     
  23. pyrois

    pyrois 2+ Year Member

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    Go to Yale. They match better, and you'll have a greater chance of marrying rich.

    Also, I need to get off this first alternate thing at Stanford.

    But, on a serious note, Stanford has better location, comparable matches, better financial aid, better vibe, etc. etc. etc.

    Unless you like the east coast, then actually Yale would come out on top.
     
  24. Mr. Tee

    Mr. Tee Indentured servant 7+ Year Member

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    You know you're right. I wouldn't even go to a doctor with a Stanford MD even if he did his residency at Hopkins.
     
  25. Dookter

    Dookter Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    You HAVE to be kidding me. Hopkins is the best program France has to offer!
     
  26. Hednej

    Hednej ***** Level 60 2+ Year Member

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    Hopkins! Clearly you haven't done your research.
     
  27. DuckHunter

    DuckHunter 2+ Year Member

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    amen
     
  28. Karnage

    Karnage 2+ Year Member

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    I live less than 30 mins from Yale. If you're talking about location, Stanford blows it out of the water. Most of New Haven's trashy and the winter sucks up here. I'm hoping by some stroke of luck I can get into a school out in Cali. because the weather out there blows CT out of the water. I love it out there.
     
  29. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    nonsense. harvard will take the op just as far in life, but will offer a better location as well. i'm not sure how the op feels about snow, though.
     
  30. dude5678

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    You'll hear views back and forth (New Haven is not so bad, etc.) but between its academics and the far, far better quality of life at Stanford, this really should not be too hard of a decision.
     
  31. Hednej

    Hednej ***** Level 60 2+ Year Member

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    Location is exactly why I said Hopkins. Not only do you become medicine smart, but you also learn to be street smart.
     
  32. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    and the first thing you'll learn 'from the streets' is that hopkins is for suckas and tha big 'h' is for playas. straight up. word.
     

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