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U Mich vs USC

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by thuglife, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. thuglife

    thuglife Junior Member

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    I got into both schools and I am having a tough time deciding. Any comments either way?
     
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    wooo Senior Member
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    1. how much is tuition at each place?

    2. do you have family close to either location?
     
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    thuglife Junior Member

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    I am from CA and have been living in LA the last three years. My family is all here and I am interested in primary care in urban areas. School costs are comparable.
     
  4. WingZero

    WingZero Senior Member
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    I believe Michigan has more resources/opportunities (more than double the NIH funding than USC) and I think in general, has a higher academic/residency placement reputation than USC. However, in your case, USC certainly has some strong points in that USC definitely has a more primary care slant - Michigan is still a traditional specialty-focused medical center and obviously, Ann Arbor doesn't hold a candle to Los Angeles. Of course, being a first year here at Michigan, I might be a bit biased [​IMG]
     
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    Did you have to decide between schools? What was the deciding factor for you? If I am fairly certain that primary care is what I want to do, how important is school prestige and residency placement in my decision?
     
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    School prestige is a non-factor if you want to practice primary care (as opposed to being chair of a department at a large academic institution).
     

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