New Member
2+ Year Member
Jul 29, 2014
  1. Pre-Medical
    Hi guys,
    I matched at El Paso (in-state) and gotten into BU. I am conflicted on which one to choose, so any advice would be appreciated.
    El Paso
    - Instate tuition
    - Integrated curriculum
    - Can learn medical Spanish in a class setting
    - Low cost of living
    - Exposure to a completely different patient population due to cultural differences (border town)
    - great weather

    - not as reputable
    - not as research oriented

    - in Boston, close to Harvard and other excellent resources
    - very reputable
    - great research opportunities

    - high tuition, high cost of living
    - long winters
    - curriculum is not integrated

    I would appreciate advice from anyone, but any current students please weigh in! Thank you!
    Last edited:


    Full Member
    Feb 24, 2018
      If research is important to you, you're more likely to have good opportunities in BU. I'm pretty familiar with the research dept. in Paul Foster, and it's unfortunately quite limited at the moment. They are building new research facilities set to be completed in ~2years, but I still doubt you will have research opportunities as readily available when compared to BU.
      This thread is more than 3 years old.

      Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

      1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
      2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
      3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
      4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
      5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
      6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
      7. This thread is locked.