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Med school from NYU

sage1991sage1991 17 replies15 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
edited April 2009 in New York University
How hard is it to get into medical school from NYU? And how are the classes at CAS?
edited April 2009
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  • missamericanpiemissamericanpie 2140 replies39 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,179 Senior Member
    obviously it's hard to get into medical school. if it was easy, everyone would do it. pre-med students are the most stressed out students here.

    -which- classes at CAS?

    sorry. we can't help you unless you're a -little- more specific.
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  • sage1991sage1991 17 replies15 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    What I meant is that, okay I am choosing between the University of South Carolina Honors and NYU. I want to do medicine and I want to know where I will have the better chance of getting into a good medical school. I mean, would it be very difficult to maintain a 3.8-4.0 gpa at NYU because I think I could definitely do that at USC honors. I don't know what classes or what I will be majoring in, but it most likely will not be Biology or Chemistry.
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  • missamericanpiemissamericanpie 2140 replies39 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,179 Senior Member
    i can't speak for USC, but a 3.8+ would be difficult to maintain here. plus, doing your undergrad at NYU will NOT help you get into NYU SOM.

    in all honesty, if USC is giving you more money (i'm assuming yes, because it's an Honors program), go where the money is. you'll have so much debt from med school, try to minimize your debt now.

    your MCATs will also play a HUGE role in the med school admissions process.

    (both my parents are lawyers and one of them used to do med school admissions!)
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  • ks9021ks9021 35 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    i heard at the info session that in their pre-med track...82% of students get into med school...i would say thats pretty damn good
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  • milkandsugarmilkandsugar 2842 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,869 Senior Member
    But the real question is, how many student who start out in pre med, end up staying in pre med?
    My Daughter just finished her first year in pre med and now she is dropping pre ed for now.
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  • shades_childrenshades_children 2110 replies96 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,206 Senior Member
    I mean, would it be very difficult to maintain a 3.8-4.0 gpa at NYU

    Don't know if it's hard, but it's sure not easy. I had a 3.7 when I applied to medical school. I had a 3.8 by the time I graduated. I did have classmates who, at application time, had 3.8+ GPAs but they worked like dogs to get them.
    I am choosing between the University of South Carolina Honors and NYU. I want to do medicine and I want to know where I will have the better chance of getting into a good medical school.

    As a current medical student who graduated from NYU in 2007, I can tell you that your undergraduate college doesn't count for much come application time. What's most important is that you go to a school that's a good fit for you. It's nearly impossible to get great grades if you're miserable.
    i heard at the info session that in their pre-med track...82% of students get into med school...i would say thats pretty damn good

    Percentages don't mean much. There are school policies and reporting techniques which can result in a low admissions rate and there are school policies and reporting techniques which can artificially inflate the admissions rate.
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  • MathyMathy 207 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    go to a easy school where everyone gets As in organic chemistry
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  • VoneguttedVonegutted 180 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    That percentage also neglects the amount of students who have to go to med schools abroad.
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  • missamericanpiemissamericanpie 2140 replies39 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,179 Senior Member
    my dad went to med school abroad (despite my mistyping fail above, they're both DOCTORS, not lawyers). he was subsequently matched with one of the most competitive intern programs in the area, and did his residency there as well. now he's sitting comfortably as an attending in NYU SOM. :D

    so don't scrunch up your nose at med schools abroad, either!
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  • VoneguttedVonegutted 180 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    Oh I definately do not! I have a sibbling in one and my father went abroad too (after studying at NYU). There are so many great schools abroad. However, a lot of pre-med undergrads prefer to study in the US. Different strokes for different folks!
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  • shades_childrenshades_children 2110 replies96 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,206 Senior Member
    It's going to become more and more difficult for FMGs to make it here in the US. I'm sure bluedevilmike over in the pre-med forums can explain this better than I can, but for various reasons, I would absolutely avoid going overseas. Better to go to a DO school, if you ask me.
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