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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by siddhartha, Apr 11, 2000.

  1. siddhartha

    siddhartha New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    I am currently holding acceptances at the following schools...UVa., Wake Forest, MCV, Georgetown U. Anyone have any advice, thoughts, experience with these schools? Thanks! Good luck to all.
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  3. lumanyika

    lumanyika Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2000
    Kansas City
    Hey guys,I was wondering,what does anyone think of Morehouse medical school,and Howard medical college.Do they Accept international students?

    I'll appreciate your feedback.


    MODEERF NIATPAC Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2000

    Those are all excellent schools and you are in a wonderful position. I would look at it as that you can't make a bad choice. You can certainly justify going to any of them. Go to the one you will be happiest at. They all have good matches, which is more dependent on the individual anyway. The moral of the story is: You can get the residency you want based on the results of YOUR work, and how well you did. If you go to any of those schools and kick butt, you should have your choice of residency spots. Therefore, you should go where you would be happy living. I know students from all those schools, and they are all pretty happy. [​IMG]

    Go watch some Superfriends on TV, grab a nutrageous, and do the FREEDOM DANCE backwards... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. zoro

    zoro Junior Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    hey siddartha..could say more about which year in undergrad, gpa, mcat score, extra-curricular etc..

    thank you
  6. Sheon

    Sheon Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY

    As of 1998 Morehouse had only 36 new slots per year so your chances of getting in there are not so great. I've heard rumor that the number is increasing to 64 soon.

    Howard definately takes international students.
  7. VAD

    VAD Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 1999

    Are you a VA resident? If so, I would definitely go for UVA, which in my opinion is the better of the two VA schools you were accepted to. If you're out of state, I'd STILL go to UVA. It's got a great program with a new curriculum, its reputation should help you in residency placement, and from what I can recall, its hospital is in a pretty good position. Correct me if I'm wrong. I think financial considerations are pretty important, but of course other factors like geographic location, quality of life, and a suitable curriculum for YOU are also important.

    I wish you the best in making your decision!

    VAD [​IMG]
  8. daphnefish

    daphnefish Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2000
    raleigh, nc US
    Siddhartha - check out Georgetown's financial situation - they are going through some very rough times and you may want to look into how their administration problems are rolling downhill to their students. Just a thought.
  9. lumanyika

    lumanyika Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2000
    Kansas City
    Thanks Sheon.I appreciate your advice.

    Anyone eyeing a neurosurgery residency??
  10. hi congrats on your acceptances to UVA, georgetown, etc. by the way i was interested in georgetown too how was the interview, are they nice?

    anyway, as far as advice is concerned, georgetown is in DC which is way cool, but UVA actually has a better rep....just go where you feel good. haven't heard much about med coll of va, so you're on your own there.....

    good luck
  11. siddhartha8

    siddhartha8 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2000
    Thanks for the kind replies! I'm pretty sure I'll be going to UVa next fall. They made me a nice offer and Charlottesville seems like a wonderful place to be during medical school.
    I was pretty average in terms of stats/MCATs/research/extras, etc.
    My experience w/ G'town was terrific, but I felt it was an irresponsible choice for ME because of the high tuition/financial instability, etc. Their interview process is a bit different, you'll either love Donna Sullivan won't. Personally, I thought she was great, but I know others who were extremely put off by her. Try for more info.
    Again thanks for the input, support and advice, if I can reciprocate in any way please post here. Good luck!

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