I thought I had made my decision but now I'm not sure and would like some feedback before accepting my financial aid at Hopkins later this week. In short, I plan to apply to medical school post-MHS/MPH and I need to take several science courses in conjunction with my Masters work to be able to apply before I'm 50. Hopkins has several science-based courses (immunology, molecular bio, etc) in the SPH that I could take each quarter that would apply directly to my BCPM GPA that med schools look at. For those of you who would know, do you think it would be feasible to do this at Hopkins -- that is take extra sciences courses in my 11-month class framework? I love UCLA because it would be a great change for me; the west coast, a top 10 program that has great access to the population I'd like to work with: Latinos. UCLA follows the traditional two-year format and it's practicum is MUCH shorter than Hopkins' (as in, summer vs. 6 months). UCLA has tons of sciences courses and a great med school to boot. I would have to contend with what I've heard to be a very cut-throat pre-med culture and enrolling in classes outside of the SPH. My hesitation is, do I risk not going to Hopkins - a school I like aside from its curriculum's structure - and all the comes with that opportunity for the sake of taking classes? All that matters now (for med school) is consistent, solid performance in the science classes I need; a B at Hopkins will never look better than an A at UCLA. If med school doesn't work out, I could attend Hopkins for my PhD, when the name is going to mean more. Thoughts? Comments? Etc?