right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
Upcoming changes to the way we log in on College Confidential. Read more here.

boston university

1457910

Replies to: boston university

  • sss120sss120 17 replies0 threads New Member
    nope. i hope to get that info when i go to the open house.
    · Reply · Share
  • sss120sss120 17 replies0 threads New Member
    they did quite well.
    · Reply · Share
  • rajpatelrajpatel 34 replies6 threads Junior Member
    question about BU's sudden jump in rankings:

    Because BU jumped 15 spots this year, does it mean that it will stay up there, in the top 30? Or will it come back down? The decision I have to make is now, but I don't want to go to a med school that will go back down 15 spots.
    · Reply · Share
  • sss120sss120 17 replies0 threads New Member
    don't know. could drop, could stay up.

    i really don't know how much stock we should put in these rankings. i think looking at their residency placements is much more important.

    second, your opinion on med school depends on what you're looking for. even being in the top 50 is really solid, and your training will still be great.

    what other schools are you considering?
    · Reply · Share
  • rajpatelrajpatel 34 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I'm choosing between BU's med program and Duke's undergraduate. I'm visiting BU this weekend and Duke the following. It really is a killer decision.
    · Reply · Share
  • seven23seven23 8 replies1 threads New Member
    For those of you who got into the med program at BU, are you receiving any scholarship, and if so how much?
    · Reply · Share
  • decidindecidin 11 replies1 threads New Member
    Congrats on HPME! I think your comments have been pretty savvy. I am deciding between Case PPSP and BU BA/MD. What do you advise?
    · Reply · Share
  • HelloAll87HelloAll87 46 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Who's all going to bu 7 year prog?

    1. helloall87, indiana
    · Reply · Share
  • qtpieqtpie 223 replies3 threads Junior Member
  • Kvjc11Kvjc11 45 replies1 threads Junior Member
    i met someone from indiana at my bu interview, then again i'm sure there were mulitiple interviewees from Indiana
    · Reply · Share
  • buckwaldbuckwald 329 replies4 threads Member
    hey decidin-

    Case has a big advantage over BU in that their is no MCAT requirement. Having said that, I personally would take BU over Case. Getting a 3.3 GPA at Boston University is significiantly easier than the GPA requirement at Case Western (and Case is known for cut-throat sciene classes). Also, I think the city of Boston is an amazing resource to have and you will have a lot of opportunities and fun throughout your 7 years in the program. Case does have slightly better prestige and recognition for applying to residency, but I highly doubt that the difference would be significant enough to alter your residency match list. I think you will have the flexibility at BU to have fun, do well in school, and get the national average on the MCAT rather easily. Hope this helps!
    · Reply · Share
  • easonh89easonh89 165 replies21 threads Junior Member
    I'm so excited to go to BU for the interview! I spent my summer doing my research project at BU Medical Center, so I hope that might help.
    · Reply · Share
  • lnguye02lnguye02 151 replies24 threads Junior Member
    easonh89,
    Please share your stats!
    · Reply · Share
  • easonh89easonh89 165 replies21 threads Junior Member
    I am in a rush so I will give a short stats list. Nothing amazing, by standards of other people I have seen.

    School: Public
    Locatoin: New York
    GPA: 103.52 (W), I don't know UW
    Rank: 1/203
    SAT: 2120- 670CR, 750M, 700W
    SAT IIs: 780 Chem, 760 Math IIC, 740 US History
    APs: 13 total in high school career including 6 this year. 4-5's, and 2-4's.

    Important ECs:
    -Marching Band (6 years, Drum Major)
    -R.E.P.S. (3 years, Cofounder)- Works closely with District School Board.
    -Key Club (4 years, Treasurer)
    -Ambulance Corps. Volunteer EMT (4 years, Captain of Youth Squad)
    -Science Honor Society (2 years- Persident)
    -Figure Skating (10 years)

    Research
    -Performed a Research project to BUMC last summer for 6 years.
    -Intel STS Semifinalists using this paper.

    Essays
    -One was about skating.
    -The other was about ambulance corps. for the med program.

    Solid Teacher and Counselor Recs.

    Anything else?
    · Reply · Share
  • easonh89easonh89 165 replies21 threads Junior Member
    For those of you who said you are, "heading to BUs BA/MD program" next year...

    Do they give you the final decision at the interview? How do you know already for sure that it is definite?
    · Reply · Share
  • deathlyhollowsdeathlyhollows 173 replies6 threads Junior Member
    if you look at the dates for those entries, they are from 2005, so they had decision in hand when making those statements. plus, i doubt they still check these forums.

    for your second question, i had my BU interview already and they inform you on their final decision in march/april, not at the interview... long wait.
    · Reply · Share
  • GujuScholarGujuScholar 16 replies3 threads New Member
    anybody else get an interview? and how were you informed? thanks
    · Reply · Share
  • lnguye02lnguye02 151 replies24 threads Junior Member
    easonh89,
    Regarding about Ambulance Corps. Volunteer EMT (4 years, Captain of Youth Squad), please explain what you did!
    I thought you have to be at least 18 year old to be the certified EMT.
    Are you the certified EMT?
    · Reply · Share
  • easonh89easonh89 165 replies21 threads Junior Member
    You have to be 18 to be an actual EMT, but under 18 you can become a Certified First Responder, which is 80% of the EMT course.

    I've been a part of the Youth Squad for 4 years, which is the high school section. And we actually ride on call to actual scenes with actualy EMTs. And at my corps, they allow us to do everythign they would do basically. So I've had a lot of hands on experience... in fact the real EMT's are really lazy and make me even fill out the paperwork and stuff.

    I am 18 now, so I am a trained driver so I drive the ambulance, and I am in the process of taking my EMT course, so I am almost there! yay!
    · Reply · Share
  • Newjack88Newjack88 1756 replies83 threads Senior Member
    anyone get/have their interview yet?
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity