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Drexel BS/MD vs Rutgers NB Honors College?

theman2567theman2567 22 replies17 threads Junior Member
I'm having trouble deciding which school I should go to. I am 100% sure I want to go to med school. I like Rutgers more in terms of campus life, big school, closer to home, have family and friends there, etc. I would also be able to apply to the 7 year program with RWJMS if I choose Rutgers. Rutgers is also cheaper (~20k/yr) as oppose to Drexel (~35k/yr) and I would be going to the Honors College. However, the one thing about Drexel is that my chances of getting into medical school would probably be higher due to the BS/MD program. The only problem that I have with it is that the MCAT requirement (513) is kind of high to the point where if I got the same score at Rutgers, I could probably apply and get into another med school. Rutgers has always been a top choice and good fit. However, I am unsure about Drexel in other respects (campus life, academics, etc.) besides the BS/MD program. Anyone have any advice on which I should choose? Can anyone tell me about if the Drexel BS/MD program is worth it?
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  • applestudent23applestudent23 23 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Is the 35K for Drexel tuition/fees + room/board.
    How much aid are you receiving per year?
    Is it covered through medical school?
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  • avi-2021avi-2021 4 replies0 threads New Member
    Can you share your stats ? It is great you have a choice !! Congratulations
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  • theman2567theman2567 22 replies17 threads Junior Member
    @avi-2021

    Ethnicity: Indian
    Income level: middle class

    1530 SAT- 790 math 740 reading
    Bio sat- 770
    Math sat- 760

    Total of 9 AP's including Bio, chem, physics; I've gotten AP scholar with distinction

    Ranked #4 in my class

    EC's
    -President of FBLA
    -Treasurer of NHS
    -Captain of the Tennis team
    -Went to India for a volunteer medical internship for a month where I observed surgeries, shadowed doctors, learned small medical procedures, etc. I also organized a free medical camp for the community (writing my common app essay about that). Also went to a diagnostic lab and worked under a pathologist while I was there.
    -Research assistant in India; work got published in an international research journal. (Work was about renewable energy and crop cultivation using the same piece of land)
    -Shadowed a pulmonologist at a local hospital
    -Over 250 volunteer hours at a hospital working in patient transport
    -Went to a one-week summer biomedical science program at Rutgers
    -Active in a leadership position at my local temple (educating youth, organizing events, doing stage performances)
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