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Pitt vs. Duke

strato_220strato_220 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
edited April 2006 in University of Pittsburgh
Hey all I need some serious help with a decision. I can either go to Pitt full scholarship and go bioengineering and premed, or I could go to Duke and go biomedical engineering premed. I live 3 hours from Pitt and 10 hours from Duke so that's also a factor. I'm wondering if I'll have a better chance to get into a medical school at either one. Any help on the topic would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
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Replies to: Pitt vs. Duke

  • mumsiemumsie Posts: 82Registered User Junior Member
    am i right in guessing you don't have a scholarship to Duke?
  • tennisguy137tennisguy137 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    I'm 90% sure I'm going to Pitt next year and I'm going to pre-med. I think both schools have their advantages. I don't know tons about Duke's pre-med, but Pitt has the UPMC which is absolutely amazing. And if you got into the honors college at Pitt, I'm sure you did, then that is another plus. But basically it all comes down to gut feeling and where you would rather live for 4 years. Good luck with making the decision!
  • strato_220strato_220 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing tennisguy, UPMC is definitely awesome. At either school I'm going to try to get research in the medical schools. I also don't have any scholarship for Duke. We just visited Pitt again, and it's definitely nice. I love how the honors kids get the top of the tower. : )
  • Lex248Lex248 Posts: 151Registered User Junior Member
    yeah Pitt does have a great med school... i will be a freshman there next year (bioengineering major) and i am considering medical school after graduation... i have toured the med school and it really is amazing.. (they have this virtual reality surgery thing there) ..but really, go where you'll be happiest... if money is a fairly big issue, i think Pitt would be the better choice...as far as acceptance to med school goes, i believe that with the right work ethic and mcat scores, getting accepted from almost any college is a possbility...regardless of where you go, good luck! :)
  • nurse123nurse123 Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    I am also going to Pitt --Nursing; I chose Pitt over GW - hope I'm making the right choice!! Good luck!
  • nurse123nurse123 Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    i am also going to pitt's nursing program and i chose it over gw
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