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Would anyone here choose Hopkins over UCSF - UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by postbacchus, May 1, 2002.

  1. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    For those of you who were interested and offered me advice about choosing between these two great schools, I have an update. I have chosen UCSF.

    For those who are curious, the things which helped me make my mind up were:

    1. Talking to a friend of mine who got into Harvard and ended up going to UCSF instead. He helped me put things in perspective.

    2. Realizing that it didn't matter whether I went to UCSF or Hopkins - I was still going to get an awesome residency.

    3. The cities. SF is a much better city for me for lots of different reasons.

    4. UCSF's curriculum and grading system. Hopkins is so old-school, and I know I'll do better at SF with an integrated curriculum.

    5. Letting go of the Hopkins name. I realized that people in medicine know UCSF very well, and that people outside of medicine know Hopkins. I figured I could always say, "Well I got into Hopkins..."

    Thanks to everyone who has helped with this decision, and I look forward to seeing my UCSF classmates in the fall!

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  3. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    East Providence, RI
    Congratulations on making a decision. It sounds like it is the right one for you. With those choices, I don't think you could have made a wrong choice.

    I hope to be where you are (at a decision, not at UCSF :) ) within the next week. What a relief that will be.
  4. 11000

    11000 Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    hey postbacchus

    congrats on your achievement and your decision!

    i'm also making my decision between UCSF and hopkins ... i love SF, but hopkins is closer to home... i think i'm leaning towards hopkins, though. anyways, best of luck at ucsf!

    take care,
  5. paean

    paean Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Hey, are you the same Bacchus as on interviewfeedback? I was wondering if you/that other person? got in to UCSF, and then I stumbled upon this thread.

    Congratulations either way.

  6. paisley1

    paisley1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Yay postbacchus! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Welcome aboard--glad to hear you'll be joining us next year.

    Now, if only we could convince Swaroop. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  7. NineSixteen

    NineSixteen Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2001
    First, CONGRATS postbacchus! Isn't it great to have the decision made?
    Second, what's this, Swaroop? You "think" you're leaning towards Hopkins? What's with the wishy-washyness all of the sudden?? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

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