Skip to main content
3 answers
Asked Viewed 88 times Translate

What college is best for the medical field?

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

3
Pros
3
0

3 answers


Updated Translate

Emily’s Answer

I wholeheartedly agree with the Fred on this one. Medical schools don't look at where you came from, they look at how you got there. They may take into account that you made it into Harvard IF you're applying to their Harvard medical facility as long as you meet requirements, but that is usually the extent of their consideration. Please also note that many medical schools do have a certain % of students they will/will not accept from out of state universities. But, ideally you're going to want to focus on you while you're going through undergrad, and explore what interests you, because that will be one of the biggest reasons for you to continue your pursuit in medicine (if that's what you ultimately decide to do). Best of luck!
0
Updated Translate

Fred’s Answer

There is no single best college for medicine. There are too many factors and each person will weight them differently. For example:
Cost
School Size
distance from home
scholarships offered
amenities (nearby restaurants, parks, night life, sports teams...)
where you get accepted

It might be VERY important to you that you are in a huge school with a competitive football team. I could not care less about sports. You may want a small school in a rural town, while I may want a huge school in a major metropolitan area.

So really, all you can ask is "what is the best college for me?" - and you are the only one who can answer that.
0
Updated Translate

Cung’s Answer

Fred and Emily are both right. As an alum at JHU, I would say see if you can get in to the Johns Hopkins University ;-) but most medical schools have their own specific field they are specialized or relate to some hospital research center. For example, in Houston, there is the largest Medical Center area with many researches and fields that many local TX universities have closed access to. Most states have one or two or few public and private medical schools in the states. You may also benefit with an in-state tuition, and once you get your MD degree you can go for your specialty field at another schools if you wish. The link below may give you some more info about school rankings and tuition info.
https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/research-rankings
0