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Why I came to Boca for med school

A nice article on why this student chose the Med program on FAU campus. This looks to be a weekly blog by a med student and a resident. I know this isn't about sports. I thought it was interesting.

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http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/becomingadoctor/entries/2008/10/22/why_i_came_to_boca_for_med_sch.html

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illinoisowl said

A nice article on why this student chose the Med program on FAU campus. This looks to be a weekly blog by a med student and a resident. I know this isn't about sports. I thought it was interesting.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/becomingadoctor/entries/2008/10/22/why_i_came_to_boca_for_med_sch.html

Everybody there brags about it. Small class size, problem based learning, well-respected professors, etc

The school is getting a little big for its pants though. They're going to need a new building soon.

Other than that, the only real downside is that the patient base in Boca is mostly elderly and racially homogenous. As a result the students often have to go down to Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami) to see the diversity of things they'll likely encounter as a doctor (unless they move to New Hampshire I guess).

Unfortunately, travelling like that is not unheard of for medical school students. I've heard that FSU's med school sends you all over the place too… Orlando, West Palm, etc

I have a friend in UF's Pharmacy School; she had to do rotations down here in Fort Lauderdale. The rotation lasts about a month, I believe. The school does nothing to help you set up transportation or housing. You're just expected to take care of all of that.

It's a real pain. At least Miami @ FAU, you could reasonably stay where you are and drive down there everyday if you couldn't find a temporary place that's closer.


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Wow, I didn't even know we had that program at FAU.  Cool blog.  I love how you always get the idiot comments below them, like Mr. "You should have gone to a real school like UM".

Come on dude.      Of course he's probably flippin burgers somewhere, with a UM degree.

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duder said

Wow, I didn't even know we had that program at FAU.  Cool blog.  I love how you always get the idiot comments below them, like Mr. "You should have gone to a real school like UM".

Come on dude.      Of course he's probably flippin burgers somewhere, with a UM degree.

Might not be, but I bet his take home pay after student loan payments are right around that of somebody who does.

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Technically if you study medicine at FAU you are studying at UM...silly trolls.

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