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Undergrad debt and your choice of medical school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DarksideAllstar, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    Just out of curiosity, will your undergrad debt affect whether you go to a public or private medical school, assuming you get into both?
     
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  3. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    Disregard whether you get a substantial amount of scholarships or grants from your school, would you go there based purely on other factors?
     
  4. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    This poll could use some more votes, por favor.
     
  5. johnM

    johnM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i don't get it, what's the point?

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  6. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    I was merely trying to see if your undergrad debt will have an affect on where you choose to matriculate. I was also kind of curious as to see how much debt people graduate with from undergrad.
     
  7. johnM

    johnM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    who has 100K+ debt from undergrad? god that seems like a lot!
     
  8. Ibis

    Ibis Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    This pole isn't relevant to many....that is, the luxury of choosing between "schools" they were accepted to. Only about 15% of the applicant pool (in any given year) have this opportunity.
     
  9. johnM

    johnM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ibis:
    <strong>This pole isn't relevant to many....that is, the luxury of choosing between "schools" they were accepted to. Only about 15% of the applicant pool (in any given year) have this opportunity.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Is that statistic true? Where did you find that? It seems to me that many people who get in to one school get in to several, and at least have some choice. Maybe this is just SDNers, but there seem to be a lot of peeps getting multiple acceptances here.
     
  10. johnM

    johnM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    It is a lot more true in undergrad though, people can pretty much choose any quality they want in a school and find a match. I wonder why people choose to go somewhere for undergrad that they are going to end up &gt;$100,000 in debt. Does anyone really think the education is that much better than a state school?
     

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