Medhearter you're right, those are very good incentives for choosing UC. The only thing I like about Georgetown is of course its reputation. I'm just wondering how far that would take me..I don't even know why you're waiting on Georgetown SMP.
IMHO, UC SMP >>> Gtown SMP
-less living expenses
-safer city with better transportation
-less stress, only 3 medical school courses (and really how many do you need?)
-smaller class, and def a lot more individualized attention at UC
-formal doctor shadowing program at UC
-mini-thesis at UC will allow you to upp your research profile a little bit, and its done when your med courses are out of the way and you can spend relaxed amounts of time on it
-gtown says dont depend on getting in at gtown out of 180 applicants, not a high percentage get in, UC says if you do well and do well on the interview, you may very well get in at UC, as out of the small class many do
According to UCinn's own website they're basically equivalent. So I wouldn't say much better. For same school matriculation UCinn is superior since its extremely small class size is basically a feeder program. For more general admission, especially for those interested in the Midwest, Loyola is the better option.U Cincinnati is the much better SMP in terms of results.