Which Med school?

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by protagonist » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:09 am

ram wrote:My daughter will be joining Univ of Wisconsin, Madison med school next month. As mentioned before she will be getting full tuition scholarship, which amounts to about $100,000 over four years (in state rate). I would like to thank all of you who gave excellent advise which helped her make the decision.
The following is the list of schools that she applied to with the results.(Alphabetical)

1. Boston University (Target) Not invited to interview
2. Case Western (Reach) Accepted, invited to apply for scholarship, did not apply for scholarship
3. Duke (R) Not invited to complete secondary or interview
4. Emory (T) Interviewed, wait listed, not accepted
5. George Washington (Safety) Not invited to interview
6. Georgetown (S) Not invited to interview
7. Harvard (R) Interviewed, rejected
8. Johns Hopkins (R) Interviewed, wait listed, not accepted
9. Med. Coll. of WI (S) Invited to interview, declined by her
10. Northwestern (T) Accepted, no scholarship
11. Rush (S) Not invited to interview
12. Stanford (R) Not invited to interview
13. Tufts (T) Not invited to interview
14. Tulane (T) Not invited to interview
15. Unv.. of Minnesota (T/S) Accepted with partial scholarship
16. UPenn –Perelman (R) Not invited to interview
17. Unv. of Wisconsin (T/S) Accepted with full tuition scholarship
18. Unv. of North Carolina (R) Not invited to interview
19. Vanderbilt (T) Interviewed, wait listed, accepted off wait list
20. Washington University, St Louis (R) Interviewed, wait listed, not accepted
Congratulations!!! She made a wise choice. It is interesting to me that there seems to be little correlation in your list between her perceived chances of acceptance at the various schools and their response to her application. Though having worked admissions I am not surprised. I would guess that is often the case.

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by Ken Carbaugh » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:31 pm

The best Med school is the one that will accept her.

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by chaz » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:32 pm

Ken Carbaugh wrote:The best Med school is the one that will accept her.
Correct. Good to get the scholarship.
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Re: Which Med school?

Post by ram » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:48 am

Update: My daughter has completed 3 years of Med school at Univ of Wisconsin, Madison. She has done well. She has maintained her full tuition scholarship for the 2nd and 3rd year and it is anticipated that she will do so for the 4th (last) year. During the initial 3 years she also did additional (optional) public health classes and spent 6 weeks in remote parts of central Africa training health care workers in basic care of pregnant women and young children.
She is taking a 1 year break from Medical school during which time she will attend Harvard University to do an MPH (Master of Public Health). This is normally a 2 year program. However based on some of the overlap in course work in Med school and public health and her prior public health experience from her undergraduate and med school years Harvard is allowing her to complete it in 1 year. She was also accepted for MPH by Johns Hopkins and a few other well known schools. We (parents) encouraged her to go to Harvard based on our perception of Boston being a safer city than Baltimore.
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Re: Which Med school?

Post by White Coat Investor » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:06 am

ram wrote:Update: My daughter has completed 3 years of Med school at Univ of Wisconsin, Madison. She has done well. She has maintained her full tuition scholarship for the 2nd and 3rd year and it is anticipated that she will do so for the 4th (last) year. During the initial 3 years she also did additional (optional) public health classes and spent 6 weeks in remote parts of central Africa training health care workers in basic care of pregnant women and young children.
She is taking a 1 year break from Medical school during which time she will attend Harvard University to do an MPH (Master of Public Health). This is normally a 2 year program. However based on some of the overlap in course work in Med school and public health and her prior public health experience from her undergraduate and med school years Harvard is allowing her to complete it in 1 year. She was also accepted for MPH by Johns Hopkins and a few other well known schools. We (parents) encouraged her to go to Harvard based on our perception of Boston being a safer city than Baltimore.
You left out the most important piece of information, but I guess she has another year to do that anyway given the MPH year. Are we going to get her residency rank list posted on Bogleheads too? This is like a case study in medical education.
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Re: Which Med school?

Post by chaz » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:04 am

She is amazing - brilliant, and on a terrific journey for the rest of her life.
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Re: Which Med school?

Post by travellight » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:46 am

Great to hear, ram. Congratulations on her success!

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by amitb00 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:38 am

Great to hear about the update and best wishes to her.

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by chaz » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:22 am

nice to get a full scholarship - makes parents happy.
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Re: Which Med school?

Post by ImaBeginner » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:22 pm

Medicine is a small community and you may want to obscure the details a little in public forums, but that is your choice.

Pretty sure her identity and your financials are very easy to figure out...

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by chaz » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:14 am

privacy on the internet is a rare thing.
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Re: Which Med school?

Post by gkaplan » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Hi, Chaz.
Gordon

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Re: Which Med school?

Post by chaz » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:31 pm

hi Gordon.
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