University of Minnesota - Minneapolis

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  1. oldman

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    Hi there, I have been accepted at this medical school. Could any current students tell me what you think? Do you feel that the school is on an upswing as was stated in the StarTribune about a week ago?
     
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    I hear it is the worst medical school ever in the whole country. You should drop your acceptance immediately regardless of whether you have other acceptances. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> J/k. I'm on the waitlist and you're holding my spot. But seriously... drop it right now. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Sorry to hear you are on the waitlist.

    I would withdraw, but it's the best med school I have gotten in so far. :)
     
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    Is it on the upswing? In terms of NIH awards, it's moved up to #26. Also, from the web: "Among public universities in the 2001 rankings, the University of Minnesota Medical School placed 11th. Total NIH awards to the Medical School amounted to $115,725,523, which is about $35 million more than three years ago, and $20,114,050 more than in 2000."

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by oldman:
    <strong>Hi there, I have been accepted at this medical school. Could any current students tell me what you think? Do you feel that the school is on an upswing as was stated in the StarTribune about a week ago?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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    I also know it received about 340 million from the tobacco lawsuits.
     
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    I am a current 1st year there and have been extremely satisfied with it so far. I had a lot of misgivings about staying here given some of the press of the last 5-10 years. In the end, it came down to money, residency matches comparable to the other schools that had accepted me, and the inability of anyone in the admissions departments of any of the other schools to give me a good reason not to. In the end, I think a lot of what goes into rankings has very little impact on the quality of your education (although I recognize the value of a big name school when residency applications roll around). What I like most about MN is that our instruction has been borderline excellent. The students are fun, interesting and mostly not too anal. The administration seems to be friendly, approachable, and honest. There are more shadowing, mentoring, volunteer, service, and research opportunities than you would ever have time for, and, frankly, I think the reputation is pretty good. If you want to see where our seniors ranked this year, go to

    <a href="http://www.meded.umn.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.meded.umn.edu/</a>

    oldman, if you have specific questions, post your email on here and I'll check back and email you.
     
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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 Barton:
    <strong>I hear it is the worst medical school ever in the whole country. You should drop your acceptance immediately regardless of whether you have other acceptances. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> J/k. I'm on the waitlist and you're holding my spot. But seriously... drop it right now. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Don't you feel silly for trying to get me to drop my acceptance now? :)
     
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    I PM's you.

    What schools were you accepted at? I saw you turned down Pitt in a different thread.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by cchoukal:
    <strong>I am a current 1st year there and have been extremely satisfied with it so far. I had a lot of misgivings about staying here given some of the press of the last 5-10 years. In the end, it came down to money, residency matches comparable to the other schools that had accepted me, and the inability of anyone in the admissions departments of any of the other schools to give me a good reason not to. In the end, I think a lot of what goes into rankings has very little impact on the quality of your education (although I recognize the value of a big name school when residency applications roll around). What I like most about MN is that our instruction has been borderline excellent. The students are fun, interesting and mostly not too anal. The administration seems to be friendly, approachable, and honest. There are more shadowing, mentoring, volunteer, service, and research opportunities than you would ever have time for, and, frankly, I think the reputation is pretty good. If you want to see where our seniors ranked this year, go to

    <a href="http://www.meded.umn.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.meded.umn.edu/</a>

    oldman, if you have specific questions, post your email on here and I'll check back and email you.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     

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