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Turning Down Cornell?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Xibye, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Xibye

    Xibye 2+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Anyone here turning down a Cornell acceptance for better offers? I'm making a tough decision here. My parents think I should pick Cornell because it's an Ivy...but I hate the idea of living in NYC. Any one out there thinking of turning an Ivy down?
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  3. moomix906

    moomix906 2+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2007
    what are your options?
  4. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    I think that I would turn down an Ivy for a school like Mayo, Stanford, or UCSF... Also, maybe if I got a hefty fin aid package from a school right below Ivy league status like Vandy or something of that nature.

    Without stating your other options it is kind of hard to give advice about turning down a school like Cornell.
  5. msa786

    msa786 5+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    consdier yourself very lucky to be accepted to such a prestigious school i did an internship there last summer and let me tell you it was the best experience of my life the students and staff are awesome and everyone there is at their best..the education you will receive there is phenomenal..seriously consider this school
  6. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2006 hate the idea of living in NYC? I think that's one of the major draws of Cornell, actually (and any other med school in NYC, except maybe AECOM since it's kinda far out there).

    Oh well, to each their own I guess. The scent of urine in the subway in the summertime is an acquired taste :D (seriously I wish we had a cleaner subway system, but since ours is so ancient they can only do so much...on the bright side it runs 24/7).
  7. edfig99

    edfig99 Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2003
    if you're aiming to get something out of the med school experience other than the degree, then it's very important to consider the "lifestyle" aspects of a school, including location. if you don't like the location, it's not the place for you. if you just want the name and the degree then you can listen to your folks.
  8. Institute

    Institute 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    It's all in a name my friend. You choose the school that best fits you and who you are. What's your other alternative?
  9. EBI831

    EBI831 legend in the making 7+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    Chi-town royalty
    i personally don't believe in ivies for medical school b/c a lot of non-Ivies are ranked higher and even if ranking doesn't matter a lot of non-ivies have better programs. so i say go for it OP i don't like the idea of living in new york either its great to visit tho i admit.
  10. Asianagirl

    Asianagirl 2+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2007

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