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  1. This is a great way to think about it. Thank you so much for your advice! Both programs were proud to say that most of the time their graduates had jobs lined up before leaving ending their clinical year. School A: being in Pennsylvania, an area I'm not sure I would want to stay in afterwards School B: being in New England, where I'm from, and most likely be where I would want to practice. With job placement rates after graduation seeming very similar in both programs, I guess it comes down to those differences in education vs personal life. In my opinion, academically there are more benefits to school A, but again is it enough to justify personal costs? Definitely something to figure out. Thanks so much for your input!!!
  2. They are actually almost the same. School A: 85,000 tuition, but cost of living (estimated) brings it to about 103,000 -104,000. School B: 99,000 tuition, no added cost of living for the first year, but an estimated 2-5 thousand for clinical rotations and traveling (number from students currently in the program). So they honestly are about the same which makes it harder to choose in my opinion.
  3. Hi everyone! Right now I've been accepted into two programs and I'm trying to figure out which one I should attend. School A seems like they have more to offer program wise with the simulators and a full dissection along with other things like the international rotations (even though that's not super important to me). However, School B is 20 minutes from my house and I would not have to move nor would my significant other have to find a new job and move (as they want to come with me). My question is, in your opinion (students, teachers, PAs, etc.) do you think that having access to high fidelity simulators and full dissection in the anatomy lab is worth moving to another part of the country? Obviously I believe it would be an added benefit, but does it really make that much of a difference in the end? Also, I think I might be interested in pursuing surgery, would going to a more well known program help me in getting a residency in the future or does it not really matter where I go? Feeling very grateful to even have to make this decision in the first place and I would really appreciate any advice or input anyone has to offer!! School A: -Ranked in the top 25 schools (not sure how much that matters) -Emphasis on high fidelity simulators -Cadavers (with full dissection) -7 hours away from home (I would have to uproot and move, this would affect my S/O as well) -Free Clinic, a few international opportunities -well established, 99% PANCE first time rate School B: -simulators, but only used maybe 3-4 times during the didatic year (for lung sounds, etc.) and not high fidelity -cadavers (prosected) -20 minutes from home (would not have to move and this would not affect my S/O) -no free clinic, but other volunteer opportunities and no international rotations -established (same amount of time as school A), 95% first time rate -not a very well known program (although don't neccessarily know how much that really matters)
  4. Hi everyone! Right now I've been accepted into two programs and I'm trying to figure out which one I should attend. School A seems like they have more to offer program wise with the simulators and a full dissection along with other things like the international rotations (even though that's not super important to me). However, School B is 20 minutes from my house and I would not have to move nor would my significant other have to find a new job and move (as they want to come with me). My question is, in your opinion (students, teachers, PAs, etc.) do you think that having access to high fidelity simulators and full dissection in the anatomy lab is worth moving to another part of the country? Obviously I believe it would be an added benefit, but does it really make that much of a difference in the end? Also, I think I might be interested in pursuing surgery, would going to a more well known program help me in getting a residency in the future or does it not really matter where I go? Feeling very grateful to even have to make this decision in the first place and I would really appreciate any advice or input anyone has to offer!! School A: -Ranked in the top 25 schools (not sure how much that matters) -Emphasis on high fidelity simulators -Cadavers (with full dissection) -7 hours away from home (I would have to uproot and move, this would affect my S/O as well) -Free Clinic, a few international opportunities -well established, 99% PANCE first time rate School B: -simulators, but only used maybe 3-4 times during the didatic year (for lung sounds, etc.) and not high fidelity -cadavers (prosected) -20 minutes from home (would not have to move and this would not affect my S/O) -no free clinic, but other volunteer opportunities and no international rotations -established (same amount of time as school A), 95% first time rate -not a very well known program (although don't neccessarily know how much that really matters)
  5. Hey! I'm going to the social tomorrow night, I know the email says casual wear, but does it really mean casual? Or more business casual? Has anybody that has already been to a social have any advice?
  6. Got my acceptance call this last week on Weds! Interviewed with the 9/25 group!
  7. Anybody hear back from the 9/25 interview?
  8. Got accepted from the 9/17 interview at Glenside via email!
  9. Just be yourself! They really stress that during the whole process, it is more about them wanting to get to know you as a person. I know it's hard to go in relaxed, but just know they aren't trying to trick you or anything. It was a great experience!
  10. I interviewed with the September 13th group and got my acceptance via phone that afternoon! So excited to be a part of this program!
  11. Hi! I was wondering how long it took you all to recieve email conformation after submitting your applications? Best of luck to everyone!!
  12. How long did it take for you all to recieve conformation emails after you submitted?
  13. PCE: 550 hours sGPA: 3.98 cGPA: 3.98 GRE: verbal (73rd percentile), quantitative (49th percentile), writing (98th percentile) Volunteering: ~200 hours Shadowing: ~ 30 hours
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