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(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:48:11 PM)

Which of the following medical schools is most highly regarded among Asian Americans?
Harvard | 12%
UC San Francisco | 18%
Johns Hopkins | 13%
UCLA | 13%
Stanford | 14%
Cornell | 3%
UC San Diego | 9%
Michigan | 4%
UC Irvine | 8%
Vanderbilt | 4%
Duke | 2%


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It is better to go to medical school in the state and area where you plan to practice after residency. The network from school and resideny can be very helpful in placement and acceptance. Most physicians practice within 100 miles from their medical schools or residencies. Patients generally like their doctors to be local unless they graduated from highly regarded medical schools or specialty residencies.
Practitioner    Friday, January 10, 2003 at 08:57:25 (PST)    [151.203.228.135]
Sup deadly_embloi and matt james.
To be honest, both USC's main campus and its health campus are located in ghetto areas. The main campus is located near Watts (not really a stereotype) and the health science campus is located near Boyle's Height. This is one reason why many USC students are depressed....no fun college environment like U-Mich, Penn, Berkeley, U-Washington, UT-Austin, Northwestern.
From a former Trojan undergraduate.
Smoggy LA    Friday, January 03, 2003 at 03:17:04 (PST)    [64.75.154.40]
Where is NYU, USC, UNC, UT-Austin? These med schools also have high percentage of Asian-AMericans. I suggest the folks in charge of this site do research before listing m-schools like Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

All in all, it depends where you get accepted, and whether you like the lifestyle of the med school.
Coconut_braddah_ohana    Friday, January 03, 2003 at 02:58:05 (PST)    [64.75.154.40]
U of T
go U of T    Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 18:19:48 (PST)    [64.231.37.8]
to "want to be a baylor student,"

worry not. i had the exact same gpa as you did in college... and now i'm at columbia. just do fairly well on your mcat (i got a 34) and let your personality and desire to practice shine in your interview, you'll be set. btw, columbia is great... my class is beautiful, driven, supportive, and you can't beat NY. this is coming from a CA born, CA raised Cali-boy who will, most likely, return to the west when the leaves have settled.
deadly_emboli    Monday, December 09, 2002 at 16:53:28 (PST)    [156.111.207.30]
Hey Disgruntled mid-western Asian med student. I know how you feel. i went to a midwestern medical school that had exactly one other asian in the class and the rest were white. It was complete misery. Although I went there for the prestige, I would have been 10 times happier at USC where I was also accepted. I was discriminated by some of the faculty, and definitely by the local population. I would suggest if you are asian go to an Asian friendly school and city
Stay in Cali drdetroit33@hotmail.com    Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 15:51:07 (PST)    [68.96.50.208]

UCLA, Los Angeles, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Venice Beach, Multicultural and Multifaceted. Great school by day, fun by night when you get the chance. Need I say more?
mike    Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 17:55:24 (PST)    [198.189.234.113]
i love usc its the best med school in the world
matthew james druglord699@hotmail.com    Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 11:28:08 (PST)    [209.115.210.92]
UCSF without question. I don't care what US News says (putting Wash U, Penn or Duke in front of UCSF), everyone I know agrees that UCSF is more competitive and prestigious. Given the location, it's top for AAs, without a doubt.
A Thein    Friday, October 25, 2002 at 10:19:55 (PDT)    [65.82.95.154]
i hardly believe that 38% of all MDs are of Indian descent.
kz    Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 19:36:34 (PDT)    [12.226.224.253]
Indians rule, we constitute more doctors than all other Asian groups. In fact, 38% of all MD's in America are of Indian descent. We also dominate the computer science fields, we program the world baby. WHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Sunil    Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 14:29:52 (PDT)    [138.23.59.245]
I think Baylor College of Medicine is one of the top schools, but my chance of getting in is pretty much nonexistent. My GPA is only 3.33 and haven't taken the Mcat. I have worked for two years as a NCA certified cytogenetics technologist at Baylor. Those damn Baylor med students are so damn arrogant. They look down on me. Dammit I want to be one of them hehe. I guess I better bust my ass and do well on that Mcat. I don't think my going to Baylor University for four years and my woking at Baylor College of Medicine for two years is going to count for anything.
want to be a baylor student    Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 14:37:26 (PDT)    [143.111.89.174]
Disgruntled mid-western Asian med student,
I hear you, as I'm finishing my last year med school. On the other hand, you need to realize grade is just a very small part of your life. If you want to change this, work harder and get a position in one of those med schools in the future. That will be a very productive way to change things.

Best
Derek
derek    Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 16:32:58 (PDT)
I am discriminated against ALL THE TIME at my medical school. Rather than giving you a poor evaluation, they inflate everyone elses evaluation by not adhering to proper grading standards, such that YOU NEVER GET HONORS. Believe me when I say that I do HONORS quality work-- and it's so frustrating that it never happens rotation after rotation after rotation . . . .
Disgruntled mid-western Asian med student    Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 23:44:40 (PDT)
what about Wake Forest U?
wake-lover    Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 22:43:00 (PDT)
Oh, give me a break. Everyone knows that medicine is an old boys network. You need people to help you into residencies, get you jobs, etc. In many places Asians are excluded from those networks. That's why there are medical societies etc. Blood and guts is either a non-Asian trying to fool Asians or a naive Asian person.
Cedsy    Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 06:26:49 (PDT)
I'm not sure of the purpose of this question. I assume that it is alluding to some kind of a difference in what an Asian medical student needs versus what a typical White medical student needs. I hope that we have not segregated ourselves to the point that we are so much different from the rest of the American population that we need special schools.
By the time you reach medical school, the maturity level should be high enough that there is no need to be in a school with alot of Asians, or be located in cities with a high Asian population... It's time to really study.
That being said, the top medical school for Asian Americans are the top medical school for all Americans... I believe that would be UCSF, Hopkins, Harvard, Duke... not in any particular order... but most medical schools are very strong and as pointed out earlier unless you want to teach or do research... does it really matter? I went to med school to work with patients... not with medical students and not with lab rats.
Blood and Guts    Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 12:54:17 (PDT)

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