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illnevergetinillnevergetin 297 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 318 Member
edited March 2011 in Specific Med Schools
What do you guys think of Virginia schools: VCU, UVA, EVMS?
edited March 2011
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    ... by what standards would you like us to evaluate them?
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  • lethargytmlethargytm 1051 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,068 Member
    I think he/she meant by its premed and medical schools. I actually got scholarship from vcu so I was wondering the same thing. The school itself generally isn't so great.
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    Even if we understand the question, he still needs to explain what's important to him about a school.
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  • lethargytmlethargytm 1051 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,068 Member
    Well I was hoping that you would answer them anyways regarding how is the med school and the premed program.
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    What I'm trying to tell you is that "how is" is a ridiculously vague question.

    Obviously this depends upon what you are looking for in a school.

    If being in Virginia is very important to you, then obviously those are the best three schools in the country. If in-state tuition is very important, and you are a Va resident, the same applies. If you do NOT want to stay in Virginia, then obviously these are very bad schools.

    Are you looking for schools which have a high proportion of their premeds getting in, even if they screen? Are you looking for schools which don't screen? Small schools? Large ones? Ones with sports teams? Schools in nice neighborhoods? Schools with nice kids? Smart kids?

    You need to specify what you're looking for before anybody can answer the question.
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  • lethargytmlethargytm 1051 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,068 Member
    Academically regarding medicine.
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    This is still a ridiculously vague question. For one thing, you still haven't specified whether you mean their undergraduate premedical curriculum or their medical school.

    Beyond that, students value different things.

    Are you asking about the quality of the research those schools do? The attention you'll receive from faculty? The caliber of the students around you? (Do you want that to be high or low?) How well the faculty teach? How well they write grants? Whether you'll get a chance to do research? Get it funded? Whether people on the street will have their eyes bug out when you tell them?

    Schools are academic centers. Asking how a school's academics are is like asking how a hospital's patient care is. Just as different patients need different things out of hospitals, different students need different things out of schools.

    You have to tell us more about who you are and what you want before we can even start searching for answers to your questions.
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  • superghumansuperghuman 246 replies24 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    I think UVA is the top med school in the state. After that probably MCV- which is affiliated with VCU, and then the rest
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  • mmmcdowemmmcdowe 2321 replies32 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,353 Senior Member
    Old thread bub :)
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