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  • rishug87rishug87 Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    i heard that in the new rankings for us news boston jumped to number 28 on the list! well thats what i heard from somebody
  • medheadmedhead Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    buckwald, I think u got into HPME didn't u? I got into measly DAP University of cincinnati, but I am way happy, I'll take whatever I can get, i think u have quite a few great choices, which will it be? U need the MCAT at UCIn but only need a 27. So, not so bad. Do you have to take the MCAT at Northwestern?
  • soliloquysoliloquy Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    I'm currently a junior, with my prospective major being BME. Boston University offers an Engineering/Medical Integrated Curriculum (8 years). Does anyone know if this program is only offered to BME students at BU or is it one of the options when applying as a HS senior to BU's BA/MD program?
  • sss120sss120 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    rishug87,

    dunno about that. US news website still has BUSM sitting at 43. where did you get that info from?
  • rishug87rishug87 Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    that is for 2005, on april 1st, the rankings will revert to the 2006 version, some stores have the new list out right now
  • asterstarasterstar Registered User Posts: 603 Member
    I got in :)
  • soliloquysoliloquy Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    asterstar: Congratulations on your acceptance. Would you be comfortable posting your stats?
  • asterstarasterstar Registered User Posts: 603 Member
    sure.

    1540 SAT
    800 Math 2C, 800 Writing, 800 French, 780 Chem, 770 US History
    4.0 uw, 4.6 w
    ECs:
    Research at NIH, 4th at ISEF, published a paper in a comp. sci conference
    hospital and hospice volunteering
    writer in county newspaper's teen section
    state awards for French
    strong recs, decently interesting essays
    *The interviews at BU are open-file, meaning that the interviewer reads your essays, recs, etc before interviewing you. So for me, it helped that I wrote a non-stereotypical essay (for an asian, anyways) that my interviewer was able to discuss with me.

    dunno what else....hth
  • sss120sss120 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    rishug87 was correct. BUSM has moved up to the #28 slot on the US News rankings for 2006, a jump of 15 slots! The magazine is available in Barnes & Noble (that's where I saw it.)
  • kewlkiwi102kewlkiwi102 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    WOW. BUSM moved up 15 places??? thats HUGE. I wont beleive it totally till I see it for myself though.
    My questions though, given that its the truth:
    1. What changed that they moved up so much?
    2. What is the probablility that this jump is temporary and BU will start to drop next year?
    3. Is it a typo?
  • mr_sanguinemr_sanguine Registered User Posts: 798 Member
    lol good old US News prolly changed one of their ranking criteria.
  • kewlkiwi102kewlkiwi102 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    good point. if thats the case, which it probably is, ill be interested to see how other rankings have been rearranged. guess this is just a testament to how unimportant these rankings are, huh?

    also, is anyone else having a hard time getting away from thinking about how important the ranking of a school is though?
  • soliloquysoliloquy Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    This latest US News and World Reports ranking is only of medical schools and not of colleges, in general, correct?
  • sss120sss120 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    i think I'll answer all the questions in the last couple messages:

    I dont think it's a typo. they wouldn't make such a mistake in such an important issue.

    I was talking to a friend of mine who works in a BUSM lab, and he said he wasn't surprised, as the school's doing a lot of critical research and is taking more competitive applicants. he also told me that the med school has some of the best professors & departments in the country. i don't think the school will fall next year.

    some schools move around, while others didnt. feinberg stayed at 20. i believe brown moved up to 40.

    yes, this is of medical schools. look in barnes & noble for "US News and world report: 2006 Best Graduate Schools"

    yea I think we have to be able to blind ourselves a bit to these rankings. in my opinion, there's only one thing that determines how good your medical education is: how much you push yourself to learn. yea the school's important, but your own personal drive is essential.
  • mail4nrsmail4nrs Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Can you find out what is the ranking for Albany Medical college, Drexel College of Medicine and University of miami.
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