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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Arjuna, May 26, 2008.

  1. Arjuna

    Arjuna Wielder of the Brahmastra
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    I considered this school. Hahah
     
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  3. JA Prufrock

    JA Prufrock Serenity Now!
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    probably not. unless you go to an ivy league school, you aren't even a real person.
     
  4. flip26

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    Yes, here is a thought: MDApps are worthless.

    Contact the premed advising office at Maryland - they keep stats on where students applied and got accepted...
     
  5. Arjuna

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    I mean they give you an idea of what the cream of the crop looks like, right?
     
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    yes
     
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    I just graduated from UMDCP, and know of several people going to top med schools such as Hopkins, Penn, etc.
     
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    Hmm, I went to UMCP and I went to Duke for medical school. (Duke was tied for 4th in the US News rankings the year I applied.)
     
  9. Arjuna

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    Insightful reply. Hahah I love this debate
     
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  10. Arjuna

    Arjuna Wielder of the Brahmastra
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    Hahah true. Very true. GO UPENN!!
     
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    I actually just graduated from Duke, so that was 2004. There was another student in my year that just graduated that got his degree from UM University College. There was a student the year after me from Maryland and there were two students admitted each of the past two years from Maryland (one is matriculating this year that I know of, I don't know about the others). I had solid stats (4.0, 37T), but as a white male, that doesn't place me far above the typical Duke matriculant.

    UMCP is viewed as a solid school. It is not an Ivy, but the honors program has a good reputation. The premed classes at Maryland are the real deal. They do weed students out and they do prepare you for the MCAT. The upper level bios and biochem are very solid prep for medical school. The premed advisor I had sucked, but then they replaced him with a woman that I had my premed interview with and I thought she was phenomenal. There are definitely others in the college of life sciences that know the premed process well and can be solid advisors.
     
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    I graduated from UMD in 2k, so things might have changed... But I'd have to agree with the assessment. UMD is a great school. In fact, the competitive level of the school is increasing each year. Do the best you can in your classes and find something you love to get involved with. You are more than the name of the school on your diploma.
     
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