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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by reddy, Feb 28, 2000.

  1. reddy

    reddy Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2000
    I will be attending UNECOM in the fall. Can anyone offer advice on housing in Biddeford or nearby Portland. I don't have any pets and am interested in either a studio (if available) or 1 bedroom apartments. Thanks!

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  3. Matt2BeADO

    Matt2BeADO Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Saco, ME USA
    Dear Reddy,

    I am a first year at UNECOM. To be honest I would not want to live in Portland...just my opinion. The city is great...almost like a mini Boston, but it is about 25-30 from campus. Classes start at 8am and during your first term with anatomy and histology you will be living at school. I personally would not want to stay at school for 14+ hours a day. Its nice to go home for a good meal before heading back to open lab hours. You will be spending a lot of time in the anatomy lab and the histo lab. Its up to you...just seems like a lot of driving. There are people who live in S. Portland and they are moving to Biddeford next year...just one man's thoughts.

    The majority of our class lives in Biddeford or Saco. You should be getting your orientation information in the next few months. In that material will be information regarding housing (ie numbers of landlords etc.)When it arrives act quickly so you are not stuck above Joe's Garage. Make a bunch of appointments for a weekend and head up to the booming metropolis of Biddeford and check some places out.

    Thats my advice....thats how I did it and I live in a nice place in Saco. As far as rent goes I live in a two floor, two bedroom apartment and pay 650+utilities...most people pay around $500-$600 for a two bedroom. Get a place with heat and utilities included if you can.

    The Portland Press Herald and the Journal Tribune are both can check out the listings to get a feel for the price range.

    Take care and enjoy your "freedom".

  4. reddy

    reddy Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2000

    Thanks. This gives me an idea of the range of cost for housing. I'll try the sites you suggested to get a head start. My SO will be looking for a job nearby which is why I was considering living in Portland. But, I agree as you said it's a lot of driving and will be stressful if there's also a snow storm to worry about. Thanks again!

    [This message has been edited by reddy (edited 02-29-2000).]
  5. curtis

    curtis Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 1999
    Portland, Maine, USA

    Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Stanley Trammell. I am with the United States Army Medical Recruiting Office. We have a scholarship that will pay 100% of your tuition as well as books. We will also most other cost required of UNECOM. I am the Representative that deals with the students desiring to apply for the scholarship. You will also receive over $970.00 a month for 10.5 months every year you are in the program. You may have already got a mailout from me through the school that introduces me and the program. We still have about 39 4-year scholarships left to apply for. Let me know if you would like more information. Thank you for your time, good luck with medical school and have a safe journey to UNECOM. You can e-mail me or call me at (207) 775-5366.


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