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Emory or U Chicago

barc202barc202 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
edited May 2006 in Pre-Med Topics
I am at emory right now and i am thinking about transferring to u chicago. So, i'm wondering how good is the pre med program at chicago?
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Replies to: Emory or U Chicago

  • barc202barc202 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Also, would the grade deflation at u. chicago hurt my medical school admission chances? Thanks!
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Registered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    Barc, I know some about Chicago but nothing at all about Emory as a premed institution. What can you tell me, to help us make the comparison?


    1.) How good is the advising?
    2.) What kind of extracurricular opportunities are there?
    3.) What percentage of Emory kids eventually get in?
    4.) What is their average GPA/MCAT score? Matriculants, not applicants.
    5.) Is that average GPA hard to achieve at Emory?
  • barc202barc202 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Thanks for replying!
    1)Basically the advising at emory, in my opinion, is not very good. When I ask my advisor questions, she never knows the answers and tell me to go to the career advising office. the career advising office is okay, but still not helpful at all.
    2) There're a lot of volunteering and many research opportunities. especially volunteering at emory's hospitals. Research opportunities with professors are pretty easily to get. a lot of intermural sports.
    3) There're two link to emory medical school admission stats
    http://www.career.emory.edu/images/PDF%20Forms/2005_Emory_Applicants.pdf
    and
    http://www.career.emory.edu/images/PDF%
    20Forms/PreMed_Synopsis_2004.pdf

    5)It's not difficult to get above a 3.6 as long as you work hard. However, the weed out pre med sciences are pretty hard, especially intro bio, so it can pull down the GPA a lot.
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Registered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    Hi barc,

    I'll PM you with my thoughts on Chicago.
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