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U Penn competitiveness

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by thuglife077, May 7, 2008.

  1. thuglife077


    Mar 6, 2008
    University of Pennsylvania psych program is at the top of the list in NIH money and research. However it seems to be less competitive than some programs in the NYC ???
    Does someone like me with average grades (P in Psych) and 230 on Step I have a chance of getting in there?

    Any advise on resident life, teaching quality, etc. from the current residents?

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  3. cleareyedguy

    cleareyedguy Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    It'll depend on the usual variables: your other grades, comments, research, randomness, letters, and--if you get one--interview. If you have a specific reason to go there--Philadelphia itself isn't enough of a reason, since there are other good programs there--then you should consider spending a month there on an elective and demonstrating your interest/competence.

    Oh, and you might consider not using "thuglife" anywhere on your application.
  4. HCE

    HCE 7+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2007

    My understanding is that you can have a 260 Step 1, worked 5 years in Kenya as a volunteer, and cured cancer, but you're out of luck for an interview at UPenn if you're an Osteopathic student.

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