SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

USF or Miami and why ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kornphan, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. kornphan

    kornphan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2001
    USF or Miami and why ?. Tution being equal, which school is better to get into Surgery and/or Plastic Surgery ?. Any other comments are greatly appreciated.

  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. MiamiMarmot

    MiamiMarmot Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    Northern Tundra
    Have you been admitted to both schools? I'd pick Miami because it has more prestige. I know that if you work really hard at Miami, you can get a surgery residency.
  4. doc3334

    doc3334 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008
  5. usfgator

    usfgator Member 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2001
    USF and Miami are great schools, but the thing that should push USF over Miami is the price. You will be getting the same education at USF, so it does not pay to give Miami all that extra money. For third and fourth years, in Miami, you will study medicine at jackson memorial. Great hospital and city with lots of diverse cases to see and study. The same arguement can be said for USF. You will be studying at Tampa General as well as many other hospitals, clinics. Tampa is also a great city with lots of diversity as well. The whole prestige arguement is not really that valid. Miami may be more well known due to its undergraduate institution, however that is not what is going to get you the residency of your choice. Grades, scores, and personality all will take precedence over prestige.
    One can get any type of residency they want if they have the grades and board scores. Plenty of USF students get residencies in surgery. A Plastic surgery fellowship more depends on your evaluations as a resident as well as board scores. If you have any more questions about USF, I will try my best to answer them.
  6. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    USF, because Miami (the city) is a dump! :D I dropped Miami like a hot potato. In return, USF did the same to me. So, I don't have to worry about this hypothetical. Screw them both! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  7. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life 7+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    We're gonna have to agree to disagree about Miami SwampMan. That said, I agree with Luke and say go to USF, cause I wanna go to Miami! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  8. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I would definitely choose Miami. It's cheaper than out-of-state private schools, so you have to look at the bright side about price. I want to be in that area--close to my family, good clinical exposure, etc. And hey, I'm not majoring in Spanish for nothing! Let me in, Miami! :mad: <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />

    But of course if I were accepted to either I would not complain and I would be perfectly happy going to USF too (and so would my piggy bank)

    ~Foxy Mamasita
  9. MiamiMarmot

    MiamiMarmot Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    Northern Tundra
    Does anyone know the deal about UMiami scholarships?? I've heard that lots of people who go to UM Med receive substantial scholarship money. Is this true..or do other schools give the same amount of merit based aid??

Share This Page