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« Reply #25 on: 13/05/2004 07:06:27 »
by the way, I noticed that U of MN isn't on your list you gave before of schools you're looking at.  any reason??  I think when i go back to grad school if I don't stay here, I'll probably go there.  I know they have a phd/md program because they used to send me info about it all the time

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« Reply #26 on: 13/05/2004 12:06:18 »
I looked at U of MN...I'm not sure if I could live in Minneapolis.  I live in a fairly large city now and the only other big cities I'd consider moving to are ones that don't have snow.  (portland, albuquerque)  Optimally, I'd like to live in a smaller city again.  Big city life is getting to me.

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« Reply #27 on: 14/05/2004 07:07:05 »
thats cool.  thats actually why I came to work here vs. in AMinneapolis I'm not a big city person either

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« Reply #28 on: 17/05/2004 15:48:26 »
Well, most of the other grad students in my lab were path students and I took a bunch of path department courses.  I can get you in touch with some of the former path students that have graduated if you want.  At least when I was there, it didn't have a great reputation for retaining students (immunology didn't either -I dropped out after my 2nd year).  But you can pretty much choose whatever lab you want to go into (especially if you are not entering via any specific program).

The time has flown by since I left.  I didn't realize how long (4 yrs), so probably a lot of things have changed.  Specifically you need to find out how the plans are coming along for the move to Fitzsimmons (part or all of the graduate school was moving to an old airforce base about 6 miles (?) from the hospital.  Not all the departments were moving and in any case different departments would be moving in different years.  Naturally this will cause intense academic and logistical mayhem and loss of a lot of interactivity between departments.  It might also make life difficult for you as an MD student if you have to run back and forth between the hospial and fizsimmons several times a day.  To be quite honest, you would never be able to do it even if they have some shuttle bus running regularly.  The immunology department had agreed to be based up at National Jewish though which is just 5 blocks from the hospital.  I think that meant they weren't going to move the immunology faculty that was based at the hospital and the diabetes center.

I think I got an absolutely fantastic education there.  A lot of the faculty can be flaky and obsessed with their own egos and politicizing everything.  That's the way it is pretty much everywhere.  I think it is definitely better than a lot of the snooty big name universities.  Most of my faculty actually did care about students.  Though most of the time they had to be reminded we were not superhuman.  They lost quite a lot of students around the time that I was there and I think they have become a lot more student oriented since then from what I understand.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 23/05/2004 07:17:41 »
The Fitzsimmons move is supposedly going to be completed by 2007, 2 years into my medical school training and before I start my PhD work, so hopefully I won't be doing a whole lot of shipping back and forth.  The new campus is REALLY nice, I was there a couple months back for a doctor's appt and I must say I was impressed.  It sure is a long drive from where I live, though.  (couple miles south of the main campus)

I wouldn't mind talking to some of the former path students...I'm getting into an undergrad research program there this summer to see how I like the path department, and some advice on which lab to pick (i.e. who is easy to work with and eager to help new students) would be fantastic.  

Feel free to pass along my email address to them or send me theirs, whichever is easier for you.  Thanks!





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« Reply #30 on: 17/06/2004 03:50:33 »
I just got my MCAT scores.  35!  Whoohoo, I'm goin to med school  =P

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« Reply #31 on: 21/06/2004 22:07:07 »
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #32 on: 22/06/2004 15:39:14 »
Thanks John!

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