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SUNY Upstate vs. UB

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TweetiePie, May 17, 2002.

  1. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    just got in from the waitlist at UB; already hold acceptance from upstate. gotta make a choice! help!
     
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  3. guavero

    guavero Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey tweetie when did you interview? I also got off from the UB waitlist :)

    I think UB is better (according to my advisor) than either upstate or downstate.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  4. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i interviewed sometime late march. the acceptance letter was dated 05/15.
     
  5. guavero

    guavero Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey me too I interviewed march 20th :)

    We may have interviewed on the same day! Well good luck on your decision :)

    El tico
     
  6. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc 7+ Year Member

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    Defintely Buffalo
    Upstate was going to be one of my top choices, but they decided not to interview me.

    Prior to applying I ranked Upstate over Buffalo.

    I really didn't look in depth since they didn't interview me.

    Good LUck

    Choose Upstate (just joking, do what is in your heart).

    AK
     
  7. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc 7+ Year Member

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    Defintely Buffalo
    Where you on the high priority list.

    Thanks

    AK
     
  8. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 Doc AdamK in 2006:
    <strong>Where you on the high priority list.

    Thanks

    AK</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">yep
     
  9. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 TweetiePie:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doc AdamK in 2006:
    <strong>Where you on the high priority list.

    Thanks

    AK</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">yep</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">in ub
    wasnt waitlisted in upstate
     
  10. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc 7+ Year Member

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    Tweetie Pie

    How long is UB giving to you to decide if you want to go to there school.

    Have a great day

    AK
     
  11. DAVEBOWIE

    DAVEBOWIE Junior Member

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    Hey Tweetie,

    We are in the same predicament, i too hold an acceptance at Upstate and a spot on the UB alternate list. Having done my undergrad at UB i'm not very eager to return to Buffalo for another 4 years. IMO both schools are comperable academically, so it boils down to where you would be happiest.
     
  12. Student10019

    Student10019 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    go to upstate
     
  13. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 Doc AdamK in 2006:
    <strong>Tweetie Pie

    How long is UB giving to you to decide if you want to go to there school.

    Have a great day

    AK</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i have to give them the answer by 05/22. looking forward to another nail-biting weekend :mad:
     
  14. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

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    my vote goes to upstate
    everyone says you shouldn't pay much attention to the Match since it can change every year depending on the class; but this year it was incredibly good...every single competitive specialty was filled by at least a couple of people. So graduating from upstate keeps all the doors open for you :)
    Then again, I know nothing about Buffalo, except that it's famous for research and that I think it has the best facilities of any SUNY, but the f****rs rejected me pre-interview...so screw them <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  15. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

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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 TweetiePie:
    <strong> i have to give them the answer by 05/22. looking forward to another nail-biting weekend :mad: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">be grateful for that! i had only 1 day to decide on my waitlist notice :rolleyes:
     
  16. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 Assassin:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by TweetiePie:
    <strong> i have to give them the answer by 05/22. looking forward to another nail-biting weekend :mad: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">be grateful for that! i had only 1 day to decide on my waitlist notice :rolleyes: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">which schools? what did u choose?
     
  17. guardian

    guardian Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm finishing up my first year at Upstate. I don't know anything about UB. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
     
  18. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

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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 TweetiePie:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Assassin:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by TweetiePie:
    <strong> i have to give them the answer by 05/22. looking forward to another nail-biting weekend :mad: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">be grateful for that! i had only 1 day to decide on my waitlist notice :rolleyes: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">which schools? what did u choose?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">chose Rochester over Upstate, hope it's the right choice :rolleyes:
     
  19. nydoc

    nydoc New Member

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    I would definitely choose Upstate. The school is amazing, and Syracuse is a great college town. The match was very impressive.
     
  20. Barin

    Barin Member 7+ Year Member

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    I vote for Upstate! :)
     
  21. CityIvy

    CityIvy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    barin: i sent you a PM!!
     
  22. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 Student10019:
    <strong>go to upstate</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">student 10019 (zip code in nyc?)i pm'ed u
     
  23. sbb7

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    Definitely Upstate... the facilities are great, and so is the atmosphere near SU...
     
  24. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc 7+ Year Member

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    How many people do you think are on the alternate list at these schools?

    Like 25-50 high priority and 25-50 low priority.

    Thanks

    AK
     
  25. TweetiePie

    TweetiePie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    well, guys, thanx for your replies. i've made up my mind. going to buffalo (for now), still to hear from like 8 other schools. :D
     
  26. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for withdrawing from Upstate, giving us waitlistees more spots. You are wonderful!
     
  27. colorado_1

    colorado_1 Member 7+ Year Member

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    well since i just finished 1st year at ub i can only tell you about our program. . . the new curriculum worked great for me. it truly was the best decision i made to come here. matching? we matched well this year, i'm sure upstate did about the same. noless, here's the breakdown on ub. we don't have a ton of lecture time. yeah, semester 1 sucks bcz of gross, but i bet it's true everywhere. basically, it goes like this, we spend 4 hours/day in lecture and pbl or labs. they RIFLE through the info. and i mean RIFLE bcz are lecture time is short. if you want to go to a school where they go slowly and spoon feed you info. UB is not the school for you. if your personality is such that you don't care what they just wizzed through and you're done by noon and go home and go over it all and then really "get" what you just went over then UB is for you. UB really adds a dimention of flexibility to your schedule. it's like the emphasis is on you to learn which means it goes by your hours. again, we aren't "traditional" in the sense you WON'T get long drawn out lectures that really tell you slowly what is important. it's pretty much your job to learn and figure out what is important. now i can't speak for upstate, but our class is very NON-COMPETITIVE which simply means that they never tell you where your position in our class is so overall, everyone is friends and very helpful. there's no reason not to be.

    basically, out of my classmates, the ones who are unsatisfied by the new curriculum are the gunners, who really would like to "know" they're doing that much better than you. yes, those people exist in med school, those who get 95% or better and complain that no one failed the renal module. i don't get it. i don't want anyone to fail. . . hmmm . . .

    well, hope i helped you figure out the inside of ub anyway . . .
     
  28. Nik

    Nik Member 10+ Year Member

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    I chose Upstate over UB, mainly because I also went to college in Syracuse and loved the atmosphere, etc. Plus, Upstate's match list seems to be getting better and better each year. UB was also nice. Day to day living seemed to be much easier and simpler in Syracuse. It all boils down to where you feel more comfortable at.
     

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