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Which of these factors are most important to you in choosing a school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by GeniusofLove, Feb 16, 2007.

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Which of these are VERY important to you?

  1. Cost/Scholarship/Financial Aid

    98 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Location

    141 vote(s)
    69.5%
  3. Curriculum

    73 vote(s)
    36.0%
  4. Class Size

    23 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. National Reputation

    117 vote(s)
    57.6%
  6. Research Opportunities

    55 vote(s)
    27.1%
  7. Match List in a Particular Specialty

    36 vote(s)
    17.7%
  8. # of Squash Courts in Fitness Center

    9 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Quality of Facilities

    60 vote(s)
    29.6%
  10. Weather

    39 vote(s)
    19.2%
  11. Affiliated Hospitals/Clinical Oppotunities

    80 vote(s)
    39.4%
  12. Combined Degree Opportunities

    12 vote(s)
    5.9%
  13. Grading System

    43 vote(s)
    21.2%
  14. Gut Feeling on Interview Day

    105 vote(s)
    51.7%
  15. USMLE Averages

    38 vote(s)
    18.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. GeniusofLove

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    What are the most important factors you will consider when you make your final decision about which school to attend this fall?

    Did I leave any important ones off the list?
     
  2. braluk

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    You forgot basketball courts too :laugh:
     
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    1. Cost
    2. Location
    3. Combined degree opportunities (I've considered MD/JD)
     
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    I'm really surprised so many people care strongly about curriculum, and so few care strongly about a pass-fail grading system. In my opinion, pass-fail makes the difference between whether you will spend your first two years being happy and relaxed with a lot of free time to play squash, or spend them miserable and preoccupied with grubbing for grades amidst classmates in whom an A-through-F grading system brings out the worst gunneristic tendencies. Also, I feel that anyone who would thrive in a PBL setting would also thrive in a lecture setting, and vice versa; if you're smart and work hard, you can thrive anywhere. You're more adaptable than you think. Just my two cents.
     
  5. TexasFool

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    Right now it's costs.
     
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    Hey, we've got another squash fan!
     
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    i second the basketball courts
     
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    I probably should have included diversity as well. What can I say, I'm a white male in NY and I usually take diversity for granted.
     
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    anybody else want to vote? i'm bored again today.
     
  10. armybound

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    looks like most people share my interest.

    basically I'm looking for a decent school in an area I really like.
     
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    you forgot one--any school that sends an acceptance
     
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    Costs for me too...

    and location, gut feeling and clinical facilities.

    I might be being sappy but I think "gut feeling" is the MOST important for me.
     
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    where is the option for hot chicks?:smuggrin:
     
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    Are we talking American or International courts?
     
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    location and hospital affiliation were the two considerations that I used to narrow down my final choice.
     

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