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UCONN or Stony Brook? And why?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by G. I. Joseph, May 16, 2002.

  1. G. I. Joseph

    G. I. Joseph Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Which one would you pick; I dont know much about either of them.
     
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  3. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc 7+ Year Member

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    Defintely Buffalo
    Have you gotten into both of these schools?

    Are you a New Yorker?

    AK
     
  4. TommyGunn04

    TommyGunn04 10+ Year Member

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    What's the environment like at Stony Brook? I visited UConn back in September, and I was particularly disappointed with the complete lack of anything to do in the Farmington area. On top of that, the closest "city" isn't much of a city either. So while I was really impressed with the niceness of everyone I met at UConn, from the students right up to the dean himself, I didn't think I'd be happy living there.
     
  5. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

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    Stony Brook is a quiet beautiful town without much to do in the immediate area. There are a few rocky beaches nearby, etc. However, it's only an hour to an hour and 1/2 train ride to NYC and the long island railroad (LIRR) goes right by the Stony Brook campus.
     
  6. Dr. L

    Dr. L Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I don't know anything about Stony Brook but I think your state of residency could make a difference in which school I would recommend. UCONN has nice facilities but the area is definitely suburban, with no real city life unless you go 2 hours to Boston. However, everyone I met a UCONN really liked it and the administration seemed to care about the students. UCONN also has a small med school class (about 80) which is a plus or minus depending on the person.
     

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