I think I found one, but it's all ghettoi was recently accepted to tufts med and am pretty sure (about 80%) that this is where I'll go because it was such a cool school with so much going on in such a great city.... Anyways, hope everyone's excited for the next 4 years. somebody should start a facebook group sometime soon to arrange for housing, etc.
Sweet congrats! I don't know yet. I would really like something close to campus, though. Med school will be busy enough without a long commute every day. But then you get into the price issue as well.I'm going to Tufts too! Any ideas of where you guys will live?
Hey guys. Congrats on Tufts! I know some people there and they love it. I won't be attending but I'm from Boston if you guys have any questions about living there. Regarding when to look for housing: most leases in Boston start on September 1st. Some start June 1st, July 1st, August 1st but you'll have less choices than if you can hold off until September 1st (there will be a lot of subletting throughout the summer if you need a place in August). My roommates and I found our current apartment (in Brighton) pretty early on (May). Most of the people I know living in Boston hunted for apartments later than that (June/July). We utilized Craig's list to find ours. If you aren't going to have a lot of time in Boston to look around, you might want to go through a realtor. They can show you a lot of apartments in a short period of time but unfortunately it'll cost you (usually half a month's rent).I just had 5 different needles stuck in me for the immunization requirements....geez.
When do you guys think would be a good time to visit Boston again and look for housing? May? June? Earlier?
Same here...I am going to be making the trip with my truck late July/early August. I think Boston will be an awesome city for medical school, it really seems like the epicenter of medicine in the United States.Anyone MD/MPH. I'm thinking I'm going to go but I'm from CA and the big move plus the price tag is a little intimidating. I loved the school and the dual degree program seems amazing
Have you lived off-campus in the Medford campus area? How nice is the area near the Davis or Porter Square T stops?Hey Jumbos!
Congrats on getting into Tufts! Please let me know if you have any questions about the school or Boston- I'm not going to TUSM, but I went to Tufts undergrad, so I might be able to help. Yay for new Jumbos!!
As another former Jumbo undegrad, I can help you on that oneHave you lived off-campus in the Medford campus area? How nice is the area near the Davis or Porter Square T stops?
Have you lived off-campus in the Medford campus area? How nice is the area near the Davis or Porter Square T stops?
My friends say that the big advantages of living there are that a) you are SUPER close to campus so you don't have to rely on the red or orange lines and b) a lot of the med students live there.Is the Southend a good place to live? looks close and fun
Did you know Christopher's won Chowderfest last year, in a wild upset? That place has some SERIOUS clam chowder. Good Lord.My friends say that the big advantages of living there are that a) you are SUPER close to campus so you don't have to rely on the red or orange lines and b) a lot of the med students live there.
Also, as for Porter, there are a lot of nice perks to it. One is the giant Shaw's that you live basically next to, so food shopping is easy. There are a lot of good restaurants/bars (Christopher's comes to mind). But like Let said, it's a hassle to get to campus... especially in the snow!! Never underestimate the endless Boston winter.
As I write this I'm withdrawing from TUSM, so this is making me
Let me know when you've come up with something...I might be in the same dilema soon...I loved Tufts, but the cost is something to consider.Question: Did you guys choose Tufts over a cheaper school? I'm trying to reconcile spending the extra dough for Tufts, and some days I'm like "Eh, its just $" But some days I'm like "Dear God, the debt is crushing me, go with the cheaper school" Any thoughts?
With the due date of the application being mid-March, I doubt they'd have a turnaround time that soon.Same here. It's interesting, because when I contacted them back in February, they said we would get them by the end of March, early April.