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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by tentative at best, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. tentative at best

    7+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2001
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    I'm not sure where to post this, but I'll try here.

    I've read that the majority of students spend their 3rd and 4th year in other cities than Lubbock, but I can't seem to find how it is decided who goes where. Can anybody explain this to me?
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  3. CRS

    CRS Member
    10+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2000
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    hey there tentative..

    I interviewed at Tech, so if I am off on something, I trust that someone more in the know will correct it.

    Anyway, Tech takes about 120-140 students a class. For years 3-4, the class will be divided roughly into thirds to do their clinicals at either Lubbock, Amarillo, or El Paso facilities. This process begins in the summer before MS1 when students-to-be sumbit preferences (1 through 3) of locations and reasoning for this ranking. They say that if you put El Paso or Amarillo #1, you are guaranteed to get that. Since most will put Lubbock #1, they analyze reasons provided and decide what reasons are compelling enough to let a student stay in Lubbock (i.e. home ownership, working spouse). It basically is a numbers game. They also say that you find out that summer before MS1 starts where you will be for MS3-4, but that it is not carved in stone. Appeals and/or wheeling and dealing might happen that can change a student's situation.
  4. PMPMD

    Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
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    Attending Physician
    The choice of where you spend 3rd and 4th years is due 2 weeks after you receive your acceptance (which, for most people, is tomorrow).

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