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UC Irvine vs. Davis

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by stat!!, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. stat!!

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    Hi Friends - Finally got an interview offer at Davis... I am already planning on heading out to the West coast for some interviews, but I can't fit them all in. Anyone care to comment on the relative strengths and weaknesses of Irvine vs. Davis? I have searched around the forum a bit, and have found alot of negative stuff about Irvine, but not much at all about Davis. I was thinking about dropping my Irvine interview and going with the Davis one - anyone think this is crazy? Thanks guys -

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  3. DrNick2006

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    I have interviews at UCSD and UCI and am waiting to hear from UC davis. I would drop my UCI interview if I picked up UC davis, but that is based on buzz and here-say w/o a lot of personal knowledge about programs. I would rank the cali programs as such

    1. UCSF
    2. Stanford
    3. UCLA
    4. UCSD
    5. UC davis
    6. UC irvine
    again, I know little about each program
     
  4. stat!!

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    Thanks. Just out of curiosity, where would USC fall on this list? My guess is above UCSD, below UCLA?
     
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    I'd say after Davis and before Irvine
     
  6. ucla2usc

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    Just so I can start up one of these argumentative threads...
    In Cali I think it's more like this (based on reputation mostly):
    1) UCSF
    2) UCLA=Stanford=UCSD=UCSF Primary Care
    3)Harbor=Cedars
    4)UCD=USC=Olive View=Scripps
    5)UCI=Kaiser prgrms=Santa Clara=Loma Linda=California Pacific=Fresno
    6)Drew and the rest
     
  7. stat!!

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    this just shows how difficult it is to get info on CA programs if you are on the east coast. I dropped my Scripps interview and kept my UC Irvine interview, assuming the University programs would be better. And I also assumed USC was better than UC Davis, so I dropped UC Davis and held USC. And I figured USC was better than Cedars-Sinai, again because of the University program. What the?!? Now I've got UCSD, USC and Cedars-Sinai... I guess I'd rather be in Los Angeles than Sacramento, right?
     
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    I think it's a pretty good start

    1) UCSF
    2) UCSF Primary care
    3) Stanford>UCLA
    4) UCSD
    5) Harbor=Sinai
    6) UCD=Olive View=Scripps?
    7) USC
    8) Santa Clara
    9) UCI=Kaiser=LL=Cal Pac
    10) Fresno (c'mon, it's Fresno!)

    But now we're getting nit picky and it really comes down to are you a Nor Cal person or a S Cal person...
     
  9. ucla2usc

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    you must be N'cal, but i'd have to agree for the most part.
    What about quality of training????? That'll really turn this list into a mess, well I think #1 still stands.
     
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    interesting list.

    besides the official interview experiences list, can any of you comment briefly on the various california programs based on ur experiences? i'm currently a third year student at top 20 med school. In terms of class rank, I'm probably bottom 1/3 at my school. Step I was 212. no research. no activities. nothing great from my cv. would univ based program like ucla be out of reach? is a non-univ program like cears-sinai really better than usc? i'd like to eventually do a fellowship, but not sure what yet. any info would be helpful. thanks.
     
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    UCLA would be tough.

     
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    Hmmm, I didn't think people would rank UC Davis and Olive View equally for internal medicine. In any case, it's all pretty relative and depends on your taste. Anyway, here's my take:

    UCSF
    Stanford
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UCD
    UCI
    Harbor/Cedars/Santa Clara
    USC
    Olive View

    **don't know much about Scripps or UCSF/ Fresno**
     

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