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University of Illinois - Chicago: Rockford or Peoria

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by zoom zoom, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. zoom zoom

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    So would you select Rockford or Peoria (after you ranked chicago and Urbana as first choices)? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each? I have to respond right away. I'm an out of stater. I want to keep my options open (in terms of specializing) but I also want to get the better education. thank you for your input :)
     
  2. FoughtFyr

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    Rockford, hands down (as an alum). See this thread for more info...
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=217003

    - H
     
  3. sanford_w/o_son

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    as far as the place itself goes, i've been to peoria (briefly drove from the interstate through the downtown area to get to a hospital) but have only driven through rockford on the interstate. i was pleasantly suprised by peoria, mostly for its scenic charm. but don't know anything about rockford. peoria is a small city, with a decent number of restaurants and a small but existent downtown. peoria had a somewhat hilly terrain (for IL) and a nice river running though it near downtown. there is a major hospital in the downtown area (possible rotation site?) which did not seem run-down at all from the inside. they have a steak-n-shake right on the river that i stopped at, and the folks there seemed nice enough.
     
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  5. BerkeleyMD

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    I liked Rockford a lot. I had it as my first priority, but got Chicago instead... go figure. Most people complain about the peoria site being run-down, but I have not been there.
     
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    Congrats!! :thumbup:
     

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