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Washington Univ. St. Louis BS/MD program

hs2md12hs2md12 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited October 2011 in Multiple Degree Programs
Any thoughts on this program? When do we hear?
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Replies to: Washington Univ. St. Louis BS/MD program

  • jenskate1jenskate1 Registered User Posts: 1,391 Senior Member
    The problem with this program is that it's not a program at all. If you fulfill the requirements, and get the 3.8/36, you could get into a really, really good med school anyway. Probably even Wash U's med school. So what's the point? I'd only do it if I would have gone to Wash U without the program. If that's the case, there isn't really a downside, but if not, it's a pointless program.
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    This goes with WashU's marketing tactics. They'd sometime pretend to be/to have something they aren't/they don't have. For example, a HS junior once asked me about "journalism" at WashU. My first reaction was "how did you get the impression that they had a program?". So I went to their website and after some research, I found that all WashU had was just one or two classes related to jounalism and they were offered through the University College (kinda like an extension program); but if you don't read thoroughly, you can be led to think they got an undergrad program.
    Another example: the rankings they put out on their website. Most schools list just the overall ranking for, say, medicine--only one number. But WashU would list the ranking for all different specialites just to make the list look a lot longer (instead of one number, you got more than 10 different rankings for "AIDS", "Cell Biology", "Health Services"...etc). Instead of just psychology, they would put "psychology", "clinical psychology", and "cognitive psychology"--3 rankings for 1 department! It's very very informative, I guess.
    WashU isn't interested in giving the benefits most other combined programs give; it's created just so they can say they have a "program".
  • hs2md12hs2md12 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    If you are called for an interview.. plse post your stats... i just got rejected...
  • neom3x11neom3x11 Registered User Posts: 402 Member
    I agree with Sam Lee

    I applied to Wash U's program before I realized it wasn't really a program after all. Needless to say, I got rejected. But I'm happy at NU's HPME.
  • hs2md12hs2md12 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    neom3x11

    have you been accepted? I am waiting since the interview early March? Shud i call them?
  • hs2md12hs2md12 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    neom3x11... i meant nwu's hpme program!
  • neom3x11neom3x11 Registered User Posts: 402 Member
    I'm currently an undergrad freshman in HPME

    no don't call them. just wait.
  • hs2md12hs2md12 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    thank you, neom... i will keep my fingers crossed.. that's my first choice...
  • bsmd3454bsmd3454 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Hi,

    I'm really interested in the Northwestern BS/MD (mainly because I just figured out the WUSTL program is BS) and wanted to know some of you stats and what they really liked about your application. It would also help if you could tell me a little about student life there (workload, dorms, etc.). This would really help me know what I need to shoot for to get into the program.

    Thank You,
    bsmd3454
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    "The problem with this program is that it's not a program at all. If you fulfill the requirements, and get the 3.8/36, you could get into a really, really good med school anyway."

    -Absolutely true. And to get 3.8/36 is extremely hard, very few have this high combo. 3.8/36 can apply anywhere with vey good chances of getting accepted, Harvard included.
  • GomezGomez Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    Fitz needs a cornerback who can stop the long ball. Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Penn State all have burned Fitz on this weakness. Too bad. It could have been a much brighter season for NU if they had more protection in this area.
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