Haha, I was just kidding! Thanks for the thought, though... So, how's studying for 164 going? I hate itOriginally posted by BenzML320
Sorry . If I knew how to delete a thread, I would.
People can come out from hiding AFTER I get in... until then: BEWARE!!Originally posted by jlee9531
you do want to make sure that SOME people attend so you at least have some classmates right? haha.
I have a final tomorrow in banking I'm procrastinating for right now. Then I have 3 finals Tuesday. I'll get to 164 sometime on Wednesday. I like our professor.Originally posted by AlreadyInDebt
So, how's studying for 164 going? I hate it
WOW! Tuesday sounds like HELL! Good Luck!Originally posted by BenzML320
I have a final tomorrow in banking I'm procrastinating for right now. Then I have 3 finals Tuesday. I'll get to 164 sometime on Wednesday. I like our professor.
I'm taking too many units...very stressful time of year. What is 111L? Have you taken 113L yet?Originally posted by AlreadyInDebt
WOW! Tuesday sounds like HELL! Good Luck!
Yeah, the professor is alright... he's always so nervous. It bugs, but he's cool.
I should mention that I'm annoyed because I'm going to get a B in the class and potentially a C+/B- in 111L lab. I've let myself slip big time.
111L is Dev and Cell lab... it's a nightmare. 113L was my favorite of all of the labs. I took it Winter of last year. You'll like it. There are tons of points, so you can mess up once and not get a C! Am I bitter about 111L? You decide...Originally posted by BenzML320
I'm taking too many units...very stressful time of year. What is 111L? Have you taken 113L yet?
heh, yeah, this is what it boils down to. but i think i need to go and hear this from the horse's mouth (on both sides). on interview days i was in la-la land mentally.Originally posted by docmemi
so im not the only one who thought it was boring and desolate there.
but i did like the curriculum. ithe early clinical and small group stuff was pretty cool and unique. nice variety of clinical opportunities. if you like outreach and working with the underserved, obviously there are lots of opps there. students seemed happy there. i know one told me to make sure i dont go to ucsd cause of the long lecture hours and such. i guess the early clinical and small groups might be the only defining thing about uci. and i guess its more laid back. but ucsd is ranked much higher.
just some random thoughts. hope that helps.
Wow, thanks, this is very detailed.Originally posted by docmemi
see if these help. check out these links...
ooohhh got it!! click below, then clink on specific days and the schedule comes up.
let me know if that helps...
Let the party begin.Originally posted by Mr Reddly
8:00-9:00 Skin Topics in Medicine /All
9:00-10:00 Common Dermatoses Topics in Medicine /All
10:00-12:00 Overview of the Immune System Topics in Medicine /All
1:00-2:00 Neuropathology II - Tumors-Choi Pathology /All
2:00-4:00 Neuropathology II-Choi Pathology /All
Looks Like fun! .... ...
See, for me, this one is easy. USC beats UCI in my book... it has a better reputation and better location. I prefer LA to OC, and just look at the match list, clearly students do very well there. I don't think there is much difference curriculum wise... so that's really all there is to it I think. Its going to cost a *bit* more but does that really matter in the long run when you are going to make a six figure salary?Originally posted by calflowergirl
I have a quick question. Between UCI and USC which one would you go to and why?
Thanks for the input!
There actually is quite a difference between the two.Originally posted by DoctorKevin
I don't think there is much difference curriculum wise... so that's really all there is to it I think.
actually paying off those loans in a timely manner will be hard esp if i go into primary care where the 6 figures after taxes turns into a slightly above average 5 figure salary.Originally posted by DoctorKevin
See, for me, this one is easy. USC beats UCI in my book... it has a better reputation and better location. I prefer LA to OC, and just look at the match list, clearly students do very well there. I don't think there is much difference curriculum wise... so that's really all there is to it I think. Its going to cost a *bit* more but does that really matter in the long run when you are going to make a six figure salary?
OK I have no idea, I'm just thinking outloud here and looking for ideas and thoughts. I would like to do residency in New York City if I can't go to med school there so in that case I'm wondering if the better reputation of UCSD would make a difference.Originally posted by calflowergirl
I don't get it... you are undecided between UCSD and UCI, and you'd pick USC over UCSD if u could???
I doesn't make much sense to me.
After all, most UC students end up doing great residencies in Cal. I don't think ranking matters unless you plan on going to the east coast for residency.
And yeah, $40,000 more or less of debt ain't much, but with interest rates it can become a difference of $80,000 and more! Why would someone indebt themselves when they can get into good residency IN Cal after attending med school at UCI, UCSD or USC??
Maybe at a later time. I'm a bit busy now. I'll do it sometime after the second look weekend.Originally posted by calflowergirl
Could you elaborate on the curriculum difference btw USC and UCI?
Just for the record, no one at UCSD forces you to do research. It is a very highly ranked research school, but it also produces many clinicians that go into internal medicine and family practice, etc. many of which specialize later on. The requirement for the "independent study project" can be fulfilled through clinical work too as long as you write a report about it... one of my tour guides was doing a project where she was speaking to high school students about STDs and teaching them about health issues. Someone else was doing their project through their work in one of the free clinics that was very public health oriented. If you do an MPH which is always an option, you don't have to do the ISP.Originally posted by OptimusPrime
here goes my 2 cents,
uci has one of the highest average board score among the uc's. we rocked the skills exam given to fourth years recieving the highest score among all the uc's. our tuition although rising is still much cheaper than usc. true irvine is not the most exiting city around, i'll be the first to admit, but lets be honest here once school starts your not going to have as much free time as you have now. the city is very clean and safe w/ plenty of places for you to get your study on but la, sd and the beach is not too far drive away if you want to get away for a while. if your thinking phd or more scientific/research line down the road than ucsd is probably a better choice since they make all their students do research. if your a chill individual who understands that you control your own destiny and not some stupid website ranking or blah blah from fools w/ too much time on online messaging boards than irvine is the place for you and we be glad to welcome you when you get here. either way you have some good choices to pick from. good luck w/ your decision.
OK if UCSD's is 225 I'm curious to see if UCI's is any higher since they are supposedly "more like a prep course" than UCSD which only teaches "useless scientific details."Originally posted by Jalby
What is your avg board score???
I've heard the same thing. I know UCI does a ton more Shelf Exams, which are exams which are more like the questions you would see on the boards, which is good and also bad. It's good because you have lots of practice with the questions. It's bad because the questions are a lot harder than any questions you would get on tests otherwise and I would assume add to the stress level of the tests because you would have to search out a lot more information.Originally posted by DoctorKevin
OK if UCSD's is 225 I'm curious to see if UCI's is any higher since they are supposedly "more like a prep course" than UCSD which only teaches "useless scientific details."
Eraserhead said:I just did a quick count of the above names and got 107. Since the class size is 120, perhaps a few did not match? Don't a few people drop out of every med school class?
What kind of person would cry on match day?cbc said:I'm thinking the MD/PhDs finish at different times, plus probably a few do drop out. Not sure what's really going on there exactly, but that's just what I've heard about ucsd crying on match day this year.
I'm looking at this: UCI and USC's matchlist. It looks like both UCI and USC do even a little better than UCSD on the match. And many students tend to stay at their own institution, so why is there such a low amount of ucsd students going to ucsd residency? Is it because of the low # of spots, their residencies dont like to take their own students, or students like to go elsewhere?
I hope I dont seem to be saying bad things about ucsd, as that is not my intention. I am just curious for some answers to these discrepancies.
Eraserhead said:What kind of person would cry on match day?