DD wants to be a pediatrician. We are residents of Maryland, so there are very few choices here. DD should make to UMD College Park, but I am not sure it is the best option for her due to school size. It would be very difficult to keep very high GPA there. She most likely will end up with something like 3.5 GPA there and may not make it to medical school. Plus UMD does not hospital there.
We are looking for a LAC with merit aid for good studious student who needs some hand holding. Problems that I am facing that many LACS either religious or do not provide merit aid, or do not have hospital around for premed… I can’t send Jewish girl to St. Bonaventure…
My list is all over the place at this point…
What schools you would suggest?
Best option should be:
- School on East cost not big, not too small (at least 2,000 students). We would prefer ones within 8 hours drive from Maryland.
- Some Jewish body and no theological classes among core
- Merit aid for A- student (we are expecting SAT around 1400) with strong GPA (we will not qualify for financial aid)
- Strong premed advising
- Opportunity in the area for hospital work and research as undergrad.