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How good is UCR for going into the medical field?

blacktofu10blacktofu10 Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
I'm interested in the medical field, hopefully as a doctor or RN. Does UCR offer anything that would tip me in selecting it over UCSC, which has a Health Sciences program especially for students wanting to pursue a medical career?
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  • Jason2009Jason2009 Posts: 1,280Registered User Senior Member
    hahaha UCR is Health sciences. It has the best premed program after UCLA and CAL

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  • blacktofu10blacktofu10 Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    even better than UCSC? UCSC is supposedly a really good in research. And the Health Sciences Program especially for the medical field is intriguing..
  • blacktofu10blacktofu10 Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    best behind ucla and cal? so you mean ucr's premed is better than davis and irvine?
  • Jason2009Jason2009 Posts: 1,280Registered User Senior Member
    its one of the top because of the partnership with UCLA.

    UCSC is a good school but it the life science UCR has more prestige. Plus UCR send more students to med school than others
  • blacktofu10blacktofu10 Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    What can you tell me about the Thomas Haider Program? I'm interested in it, but what would I do if I am not accepted into the program after two years? I know it is very very competetive.
  • Jason2009Jason2009 Posts: 1,280Registered User Senior Member
    It very competitive actually. You have to impress the people. But even if you dont get in the Pre Med program help you get into many other good med school.

    Umm I not a pre med major so idk much( the reason i know so much is because a majority of my friends are)

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  • ForevermoreForevermore Posts: 124Registered User Junior Member
    I remember hearing that UCR's medical school will be opened in the year 2012. It might not be "prestigious", but it's new. :x
  • Socal70Socal70 Posts: 326Registered User Member
    One thing to note. UCR's med school wont be the traditional teaching hospital and such. Because of budget problems, the med school will use existing hospitals nearby, but it will have academic buildings on the UCR campus.
  • johnincidisjohnincidis Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    what will happen when ucr ends their program in 2012 with ucla's thomas haider program? will the students at ucr will still have a great chance to make great med schools????
  • PaulineaPaulinea Posts: 66Registered User Junior Member
    "its one of the top because of the partnership with UCLA."

    No. Just because they have a partnership program with UCLA that accepts about 24 people each year doesn't mean their premedical program is top-notch. UCR's premed does not beat UCD, UCI, and UCSB's science programs. Especially UCSD's.

    And on a sidenote, UCSC is a little more prestigious school than UCR.
  • UCRUCRUCRUCR Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    UCR's premed leads you to UCLA medical school. That's why people want to get into UCR's premed. Where does UCSD's premed lead to? Unless you are saying UCSD's premed is better than UCLA's.
  • PaulineaPaulinea Posts: 66Registered User Junior Member
    "UCR's premed leads you to UCLA medical school. That's why people want to get into UCR's premed."

    Yeah, for like 24 people. What an accomplishment. I believe there are more premed students than that at UCR. Unless it's really that crappy.

    "Where does UCSD's premed lead to? Unless you are saying UCSD's premed is better than UCLA's. "

    No. When did I say UCLA's premed is better than UCSD's? If you don't know what the UCR/UCLA program is - UCR is the premed and UCLA is the medical school part. I am saying UCR's premed as a standalone premed program (despite the partnership with UCLA) is behind UCSD's. You can't just say that UCR's premed is now better than UCSD's or other UC's (especially Davis) just because 24 people get in to UCLA every year with the program.

    Oh, and UCSD's premed can lead anywhere because students apply everywhere. Not just UCLA. There are other (and possibly better) medical schools than UCLA.
  • UCRUCRUCRUCR Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    It is designed for 24 people enrollment. What's your problem? There is much more interests and that's what makes it a super competitive premed program.

    Sure, a UCSD premed could go anywhere (and could fall anywhere), but a UCR premed is guarranteed to go to one of the best med schools in the country.
  • PaulineaPaulinea Posts: 66Registered User Junior Member
    Not all of UCR's premed is guaranteed to go to one of the best med schools in the country. Only 24 of them. Get the point.

    Having 24 premeds go to UCLA doesn't make the UCR premed program that great. By the way, I am not just talking about Thomas Haider program. I'm talking about the UCR as a premed school as a whole because that's what people here keep saying. Just because of one program with UCLA doesn't make it a whole better school than the other higher ranked UC's. I would be more impressed if ALL of UCR's premed students end up somewhere like UCLA or comparable to that. But no. You are only talking about 24 people out of perhaps 200-300 people or more so don't say UCR's premed is better than others. What happens to the other people who didn't get into the program? Does that mean they are screwed?
  • UCRUCRUCRUCR Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    Tell me, is there free lunch in America? Does everyone who get into harvard receive a diploma 4 years later? Of course you have to go through the program and do well to transfer to UCLA med. But the path is there, 24 slots every year.

    I don't think the program can be judged alone (as you suggested). That's not how UCR premed was built. It was built with the partnership with UCLA med. You take away UCLA and assess UCR premed on its own merit, that's just not fair, and not what it's designed to do.

    Is UCR's premed better than say UCSD's? I don't know...maybe not, maybe you are right UCSD is better. But it is definitely one of the top programs in the field.
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