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Which college should I go to if I want to be a Doctor?

thesunburstsspatthesunburstsspat Posts: 28Registered User New Member
edited March 2006 in College Search & Selection
I got into UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz. I heard that Santa Cruz finally gives real grades but I wonder which one would be the best for trying to get into med school. If I go to UC Davis will I be able to get into Davis Medical school easier or will Santa Barbara be the same. And what about UCSC? Please Help!
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Replies to: Which college should I go to if I want to be a Doctor?

  • fjm_001fjm_001 Posts: 380Registered User Member
    Go where ever you think you will get the highest gpa.
  • ucchrisucchris Posts: 1,138Registered User Senior Member
    agreed. I would attend either either uc sanata barbara. davis has a medical school. Either way, not a big difference between uc santa barbara and uc davis. Go where makes your happy and where you can get good grades.
  • thesunburstsspatthesunburstsspat Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    Where do you think it would be easier to get the better grades?
  • fjm_001fjm_001 Posts: 380Registered User Member
    You will generally do your best in school when you feel comfortable. Your chances of not doing so well go up when you aren't happy.
  • naturefreak525naturefreak525 Posts: 486Registered User Member
    Johns Hopkins is the best school if you want to be pre-med or medical research. It's wonderful. It's where I want to go.
  • sakkysakky Posts: 14,759- Senior Member
    Johns Hopkins is the best school if you want to be pre-med...

    I disagree. JHU is known for being a tough place to study, where you can easily wind up with low grades that will knock you out of contention. Furthermore, the JHU premed committee exhibits a rather obstructionist attitude towards premeds, and may even go out of its way to deliberately kill your chances of getting admitted to med-school by giving you a bad recommendation if they don't think you are 'worthy' of applying.


    "A student with a much lower GPA can still insist on having their application sent to the committee, yet Fishbein stressed this will most likely reflect badly in their recommendation"

    http://www.jhunewsletter.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/03/21/3e7a3fbeb5814?in_archive=1
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