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What do you guys think of UVM?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Oski, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. Oski

    Oski Member
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    I just got into UVM, and I'd like to hear what you people think about it. I'm pretty stoked (except for the price tag), it seems like a cool place to live. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Have a good time all the time. -Spinal Tap</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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  3. BlueDevil7

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    As a California boy, I was unimpressed with the idea of subzero temperatures and I also didn't like the out-of-state tuition cost. The emphasis on primary care and the students were pretty awesome though.
     
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    I loved UVM. The out of state tuition sucks, but everything that I saw I absolutely loved. The campus, the students, the professors and Burlington seems like a great place to live. Unless I get into my state school, I am definitely going there. And this would only be due to the difference in cost.

    Good Luck and Congrats. Maybe we will meet up this fall.
     
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    I have to agree with everyone, the high out of state cost and the subzero temps are the only downside. Burlington seemed like a nice college atmosphere to be in. Lots of close by skiing and other winter outdoor activity nearby, which is good. But the 54 grand price tag a year for out of state is expensive.
     
  6. Oski

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    I have been in California all my life, and I will really miss it if I leave. But Vermont will be a cool adventure. My main deciding factor for school is being in a location where I am happy to be there when I do have a free moment to enjoy it, and I think Burlington is that sort of place.

    I also think that UVM has a great reputation among doctors. It isn't such a big name for people outside of medicine, but I work at UCSF with a lot of high-powered docs, and they all say that Vermont is a great school.

    I am a little anxious about the new curriculum. I just hope that they have it all figured out and it works.
     
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    I'm interviewing there next week. Don't know if I'm crazy or not after being accepted to Columbia, but I am Alaska born and raised, and Vermont looked pretty good to me when I was picking the schools I'd apply to. Anyway the trip is all planned and paid for, and I'm also interviewing at Rochester and Mt. Sinai. I'll let you know what I think when I get back. Btw, some docs up here say the same thing about Vermont
     
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    Oski, have you done an SDN search on Vermont? I usually find lots of info on any given school that way.
     
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    you're crazy, SMW! :D

    jk, more power to you if you have the balls to reject columbia for vermont

    btw, i could be wrong... but i think you will really really really really really really like rochester. everyone seems to. the perfect school, beautiful city (minus the cold). still, i'd take columbia, which i liked a lot less, over rochester. new york city+rep

    not that i'm going to either. i'm staying right here in cali :D

    good luck!

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SMW:
    <strong>I'm interviewing there next week. Don't know if I'm crazy or not after being accepted to Columbia, but I am Alaska born and raised, and Vermont looked pretty good to me when I was picking the schools I'd apply to. Anyway the trip is all planned and paid for, and I'm also interviewing at Rochester and Mt. Sinai. I'll let you know what I think when I get back. Btw, some docs up here say the same thing about Vermont</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  12. buffy

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    I also just got into UVM, but I decided to decline their offer. I was worried that I wouldn't see as varied a patient population as I would like, and so far my other choice (Tulane) seems like a better fit for me. I'm also interested in problems that affect poor urban populations, and I don't think I'd see too much of that at UVM either. I loved Burlington though and agree that it would be a great place to live! Also, the focus on primary care is great. Have fun, those of you who go there! Swim in the big beautiful lake for me!
     

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