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should I go?

l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
edited March 2007 in Multiple Degree Programs
Should I go to the SLU and be apart of their medical scholars program? For those who don't know, medical scholars have the advantage of honors courses and a 98% acceptance into the SLU college of medicine. Furthurmore, MCATs do not matter.

Though I did not recieve a full ride, I did recieve $16,500. Therefore a year of attendence at SLU would be ~$21,000 including tuition, board, food, books etc.
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  • hazmathazmat User Awaiting Email Confirmation 8254 replies181 threads Senior Member
    Are you selling us or yourself? You seem sold on it from what you have stated.
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  • SHS_SpartanSHS_Spartan 836 replies107 threads Member
    GO! AND DON'T REGRET IT!

    Any chance to bypass the MCAT is gold....plus you get $16 grand

    Congrats man, I'm jealous!
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  • l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
    no, im really wondering...

    because if I get into stanford, brown or JHU undergrad, I don't know if I should choose that over the straight med. Some people say I should, and others don't think its worth it
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  • AceMaster33AceMaster33 80 replies0 threads Junior Member
    if you get into any one of those you should go to them, cmon bro its slu, i can understand the tough decision if its some excellent med program versus those schools, but its not worth it to go to slu over those just for the guarantee
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  • l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
    is it really worth paying near 40,000 for these schools and probably only be mediocre among other students. I bet at SLU i could be top of my class
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  • madamebovarymadamebovary 1579 replies61 threads Senior Member
    or you can go to those undergrads and end up at Washington U in Saint Louis med school
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  • arpster55arpster55 131 replies8 threads Junior Member
    what about schools like northwestern and Wash U versus St. Louis university medical scholars???
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  • arpster55arpster55 131 replies8 threads Junior Member
    whoa that was crazy, madamebovary. I replied like a split second after you.
    lol
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  • madamebovarymadamebovary 1579 replies61 threads Senior Member
    only part i dont like about this SLU program is

    "AP credit and 1-8-1-8 credit for biology, chemistry, and physics are not accepted for Medical Scholars. These courses must be taken at Saint Louis University."
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  • l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
    though slu graduate school might not be totally steller, there are a good handful of people who match with barnes-jewish for residency. I really want that
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  • l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
    northwestern and wash u med programs are near impossible to get in. i personally am not that smart plus, HPME kids from northwestern don't always turn out the best even though it is an amazing program. I think it has to deal with the ultra competitiveness of the students
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  • arpster55arpster55 131 replies8 threads Junior Member
    What I meant is that do you feel that Northwestern or WUSTL is worth attending for undergrad (not necessarily for med school) over the St. Louis med scholars?
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  • epsilon9090epsilon9090 752 replies35 threads Member
    I would take the other schools if you are a strong student. I've been losing interest in this program as of late, especially since they didn't require and interview. That means it went totally based on my stats. I don't even know if I submitted med-school related essays or not.
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  • waterplovewaterplove 18 replies4 threads New Member
    Did you apply to any other b/md's? Your choice is a hard one but if you are sure that you want to be a doctor, why stress out w/ thousands of pre-meds later when you have this chance at SLU?
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  • hydrogen3khydrogen3k 275 replies6 threads Junior Member
    As said above, just wait and see where else you can admitted. Anyways, you've a got a great backup. Congrats.
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  • l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
    i have a feeling I will get into the lehigh/drexel program. I don't know if I will get into PLME at brown.

    SLU is better than lehigh/drexel right?
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  • hydrogen3khydrogen3k 275 replies6 threads Junior Member
    They're all good (no point in ranking). All have their own pros and cons. Don't worry about where you'll get in, a few simple letters in April decide that.
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  • EvilbooyaaEvilbooyaa 661 replies11 threads Member
    Personally, any program trumps any other school (programless that is). That means if I get into the Pitt program, and Harvard, I'm going to the Pitt program. Same with Temple, Drexel, and Brown (programs) over Harvard.

    If you are 100% sure that you want to become a doctor and want to have a relatively relaxing undergrad. You say you're waiting for decisions from Stanford, Brown (I'm assuming undergrad as well as PLME), and JHU. I didn't even apply to JHU because of the horror stories I've heard from there, and Stanford was too far away for me.

    I would rather be top of the class at a good institution than be middle of the class at an excellent institution.

    As for 98% being accepted into the SLU med school, what happens to the 2% that are in the guaranteed program? The SLU program IS guaranteed right? The only reason I can imagine a 2% drop-out is if students dip below the GPA requirement, seeing as how MCATs don't matter whatsoever.
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  • madamebovarymadamebovary 1579 replies61 threads Senior Member
    yah i noticed that "98 %" - so does slu still weed out some people in the program.
    anyways, if you live in saint Louis, i dont see why not go there. however, if you are from out of state, that would be a tough call.

    also make sure the school matches well with you. no point in spending 6-8 years at school you dont like


    ok ill make the decision for you:
    if you get in stanford or brown, drop SLU and go to stanford. otherwise forget it and go to SLU
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  • l0vevikl0vevik 96 replies9 threads Junior Member
    yeah, i think its 98% cause some kids just suck at the interview by the medschool
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