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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JulianCrane, May 20, 2002.

  1. JulianCrane

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    I just recently discovered this school, and I don't know that much about it. Can anyone out there tell me about Jefferson, its reputation, etc? How would it compare with Rochester and Mt. Sinai?
     
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    As I recall...they have insane requirements for letters of rec. That's why I didn't apply.
     
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    Anyone know what these "insane requirements" are? I'm applying there too, and i'd like to know what these requirements are. thanks.
     
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    i don't know what you have heard, but here on sdn people say its a good school thats one of the more easier schools to get into.
     
  5. Bounty

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    Julian
    I don't know too much about the school but I have heard pretty much what Hassan said. Also, i have been told that even though its in Pennsylvania they show a preference for Delaware residents.

    Really, I was just using my scant knowledge of the school so that i can tell you how excited I am about your screen name! Passions is so addictive!
    Bounty
     
  6. Neuronix

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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 Bounty:
    <strong>Also, i have been told that even though its in Pennsylvania they show a preference for Delaware residents.
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The state of Delaware (which has no state school) pays Jefferson to take 20 Delaware residents per year. A certain number of slots are also taken up every year by Udel's BA/MD program, Med Scholars. Furthermore, we don't get a price break on that hefty private school tuition unless we agree to practice in Delaware in certain underrepresented fields (family practice, OB/GYN, etc).

    For the interested:
    <a href="http://www.state.de.us/dhcc/dimer.htm" target="_blank">http://www.state.de.us/dhcc/dimer.htm</a>

    All in all it's a crappy deal. That's why I'm glad my father moved to Maryland a few years ago :)
     
  7. faerichilde

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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 none:
    <strong>As I recall...they have insane requirements for letters of rec. That's why I didn't apply.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">No insane requirements. They just want the committee letter that everyone wants. I'm going next year, and my numbers are decent, but not stellar. I've done some interesting extracurriculars, but nothing really that medically related, so it certainly doesn't seem to be an impossible school to get into.
     
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    In addition, they have a huge class (225) which means that even if they took 75 from other programs, there would still be as many spots as are available at most schools.
     
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    If your undergraduate institution does not have a pre-medical committee to write a composite letter, the application for Jefferson requires four letters; one from biology, chemistry, physics, and humanities. They were lenient in allowing me to substitute my humanities letter (hadn't been in a humanities course since 1994 when I applied for medical school in 2002) with the supervisor from my volunteer activities.

    Don't let the letter requirements disuade you from applying to Jefferson.
     
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    Ah, so the requirement IS insane. A lot of us don't have those nice pre-med committees.
     
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    From what I've heard, Jefferson has a very strong reputation. I think after Penn, it is considered the best PA school. I also heard that they have excellent clinicals.

    Here's their website, check it out for yourself :) : <a href="http://www.tju.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.tju.edu/</a>

    p.s. Jefferson rocks because proffit goes there <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />
     
  12. Bounty

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    For those of you going to jefferson or trying to go to jefferson, what do you like about it?
    I am also thinking of applying there but I'm not sure...
    B
     
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    Jeff has are really good hospital system. The medical school building itself is very old and needs some remodeling.

    I would also add that it is harder to get into (in my opinion). Most of the people I know who got in there this year are children of alumni.

    It is a very good school, but I am not going to apply because they are really picky with the letters recs and I my school didn't have a comittee. My undergrad school was too large to get to know either of my physics or chem profs. They do allow you to write a letter of explaining why you couldn't meet their specific requirements, but whatever.
     
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