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Old 05-24-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Ah, thanks for the info, everyone!

Is Middletown the kind of place where the university is the town or the opposite, in which there's definite friction between the locals and the students?


7 Wishes, thank you for the response. As of now the move will be a "long temporary move" (I'll be signing a 2 year employment contract, so perhaps then it qualifies as permanent). Because I plan to apply to medical school during this time, it may be advantageous to keep my status as a NY resident if that is possible (because of the sheer number of NY medical schools).
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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There are buses in to Hartford from all the surrounding towns, but if you will be at Hartford Hospital it makes sense to be living along a line that runs through the HH area before getting to downtown, to avoid a transfer. That means New Britain Ave in Hartford/West Hartford, Newington, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and the South End of Hartford. Although I never felt personally unsafe living in Hartford, many neighborhoods do have a problem with car break-ins so never leave ANYTHING in view inside.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanks Silli,

I'll try to ride some of the routes before making a final decision.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Ah, thanks for the info, everyone!

Is Middletown the kind of place where the university is the town or the opposite, in which there's definite friction between the locals and the students?


7 Wishes, thank you for the response. As of now the move will be a "long temporary move" (I'll be signing a 2 year employment contract, so perhaps then it qualifies as permanent). Because I plan to apply to medical school during this time, it may be advantageous to keep my status as a NY resident if that is possible (because of the sheer number of NY medical schools).
I'm not sure how being a NY resident helps you for NY medical schools unless they are on the SUNY or CUNY system (which means you'd pay lower tuition) or with the "private" med schools if there's some financial aid thingie that is only available to residents of the same state the med school is in.

I'm not sure how high you're shooting the bar, but Yale isn't exactly no slouch of a med school to consider .....also UConn (I believe the med school is actually in New Britain and not Storrs, when I lived up in the Hartford area for 2 1/2 months last summer I had a colleague at my temporary assignment whose daughter went there)
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks, 7 Wishes.

You're right that the NY resident status helps with the SUNY schools; the SUNY medical schools choose in-state residents for the majority of their incoming classes. I'm assuming that the same holds true for UCONN.

That being said, while there's one UCONN med, there's 4 SUNY schools (Buffalo, Syracuse, Brooklyn, and Long Island). Also, many of the private MD and DO schools save a good amount of their spots saved for NY residents.

As for Yale....that's wishful thinking
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