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Weird about WashU

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

  1. vkrn

    vkrn Senior Member
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    Isn't weird that no one in the general public knows anything about WashU?

    Whenever I tell people that I'm probably going there, I always get a blank look, and then I have to explain that "WashU" (which is what I call it for short) is "Washington University in St. Louis."

    And then I still get a blank look. Which is fine by me, because I love the school, but I think it's kind of weird that no one knows about it, given all of WashU's strengths in medical science.
     
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  3. gobears

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    Hey vkrn, I sent you a PM.
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

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    I've never heard of it <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    seriously, not before SDN. So are you saying it's not in Washington State? Foxy is confused :confused:
     
  5. gobears

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    Well... at least people within the medical community (i.e. residency directors) know that Wash U is a top 5 school.

    I get a bit annoyed when I mention Wash U and then people start talking about Seattle or DC. I'm going to start wearing a Rams or Cardinals hat so that I can just point to the hat. :)
     
  6. brandonite

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    WashU is in St. Louis, Foxy.

    It's kinda strange. I used to just tell people that it was ranked in the top five or whatever, and they usually understood that. :D Of course, I have to do the same with Duke, so... If it's not Harvard, Yale, Stanford, or Princeton, people from Canada have not heard of it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    yeah yeah...try going to Brandeis University undergrad and getting respect from people---it seems that no one has ever heard of it. (But that's ok, cuz med schools have :D ) So I know how you feel, OP.

    St, Louis....hmmmm, Missouri (sp?) comes to mind. Am I right?
     
  8. none

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    It's the Mid-West. I think expecting general knowledge about something not on one of the coasts is asking a bit much of the American/Canadian populace.
     
  9. brandonite

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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 none:
    <strong>It's the Mid-West. I think expecting general knowledge about something not on one of the coasts is asking a bit much of the American/Canadian populace.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey! Us midwestern folks deserve to be noticed!! C'mon now! :D

    And it is Missouri, Foxy. It's not a bad city... I don't understand why everybody dumps on it all the time!
     

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